Unorthodox Primary Care Provider ChenMed Entering Indy Market

ChenMed LLC doesn’t look like your everyday physician group.

Doctors give their cellphone numbers to patients and urge them to call when complications or difficulties arise.

Now, the unorthodox, fast-growing operation, based in Miami, is preparing to expand into Indianapolis. It has filed plans with the state to renovate three buildings and open them as primary care medical clinics, The Indianapolis Business Journal reports.

ChenMed, a private, family-owned operation with more than 6,000 employees in 15 states, specializes in offering primary care to underserved seniors with multiple chronic conditions.

It is the latest out-of-state company to enter the Indianapolis primary care market, with the potential to disrupt the traditional market here.

In September, New York City-based Cityblock Health Inc. said it planned to expand into Indianapolis and Fort Wayne and create 140 jobs, although it did not say how many clinics it would open. The company partners with community-based organizations and health plans to deliver care and social services. Read more.

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