A Message From Our Founder

Our health underpins our happiness and is a foundation of economic advancement. The challenges of promoting healthier lifestyles and providing access to adequate healthcare are enormous, especially with a globally growing and aging population and the rise of infectious diseases. Governments and healthcare providers alike face the daunting prospect of containing costs while improving patient outcomes. Infectious diseases are taxing our communities, health care system, and economy. The cost of treating infectious diseases has grown faster than any other major disease category with an annual average growth rate of 5.5%. These costs are influenced by pricing structures dependent on a given treatment, greater treatment intensities per visit, shifts from lower-cost treatments to higher-cost treatments, and a movement into less restrictive insurance plans. This is further complicated by the fact that 1 in 10 hospitalized patients will acquire infections after admission resulting in further substantial economic costs, estimated at $6.7 billion per year. To many, these are insurmountable challenges and the prevailing thought is that “care will be a commodity.” 

Apex Physicians has stepped up to these challenges and we are tackling them by using risk management, individualization, care coordination, and predictive analytics as these produce the best health care outcomes while reducing health care costs. We are entering a new era in the medical industry where value-based care is delivered through an integrated model focused on prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and ongoing care. This integrated model itself becomes a powerful differentiator.  

In accessing the quality of care delivered, creating an apples-to-apples comparison within a patient populous is impossible; no two health conditions are identical.  To solve this problem, we have created a risk adjustment score for individuals who suffer similar but unique situations allowing for statistical models to be predictive resulting in greater access, better economic efficiency, and better clinical outcomes.  Patients are spending less money to achieve better health, specialists achieve efficiencies and greater satisfaction, payers control costs and reduce risks, suppliers align pricing structures with patient outcomes, communities become healthier while reducing overall healthcare spending. 

Our mission is simple, delivering superior healthcare services with uncompromising excellence. Our vision is clear; to become an unmatched national and global leader in improving the health, wellness, and quality of life of the people and communities we are privileged to serve. We are well on our way. Our mission to deliver an unwavering quality of healthcare is improving the health of our communities for the better. The reason is simple: We put our patients and members first by building trust through cultivating relationships and working in productive collaboration with governments, employers, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, hospitals, and the individual consumers of health care. Trust is earned and preserved through truthfulness, integrity, active engagement and collaboration with our colleagues and clients. We encourage the variety of thoughts and perspectives that reflect the diversity of our markets, customers, and workforce. 

To achieve our goals, we amassed the perfect team and follow several key principles. We provide patient-centered care, execute with operational excellence, commit to integrity, fairness, and responsibility. Acting from a position of strength, we took important steps and we organized around how people prefer to access care instead of requiring them to engage in ways that do not match their preferences or needs. We improved our cost structure and continued our shift to value-based care utilizing predictive analytics.  

Apex Physicians moved boldly to address unsustainable medication costs and to understand upstream influences on health. Furthermore, we implemented new initiatives, formed new partnerships, and launched new ventures. We rose to the challenge as modern-day pioneers in healthcare; demonstrating excellence and continually challenging ourselves to strive for even better outcomes in all key performance areas. We came together, got better, and grew stronger. And we are not finished. Our commitment to delivering the best quality care at the lowest possible price not only serves our community but will reshape the healthcare industry.

 

For those who might ask why a phenomenally successful company continues to strive to be better and works to lead a value-based revolution, the answer is twofold:  1) because we can, and 2) because we must. We will provide the right care, the highest-quality care, and the most affordable care possible for those we serve, and we will show the way for others in healthcare to do the same.  

We are a part of the communities that we serve, and as we join new communities, we will follow our own example: Listen; become part of the local fabric; and find every way possible to help our members and patients live healthy and happy lives.  

As the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Apex Physicians, I am grateful to the community, to our patients, clients and to my incredibly dedicated team for all their support in making Apex Physicians a success. We live in a beautiful state, and I am personally committed to making Apex Physicians the best place to work and to receive services while continuing to support our communities.  

Welcome to the pinnacle of health care – Apex Physicians! 

Michael Darkoh
Chairman & CEO
Apex Physicians