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#5 Fastest-Growing Private Company: ConvenientMD Urgent Care

Published Tuesday Jan 8, 2019

Author Matthew J. Mowry

2018 was a good year for corporate America as earnings were up. The five fastest-growing companies on the 2018 list of the Top 100 Private Companies in NH are prime examples of the diverse industries driving NH’s economy. Below is a profile of one of the fastest-growing private companies in NH.

From left: Andy Dunne, COO; Gareth Dickens, executive chairman; Max Puyanic, CEO; and Ben Collins, chief growth officer. Photo by Christine Carignan.

Three-Year Avg. Annual Growth: 50%
Rank on Private 100: 88
Headquarters: 111 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 2, Portsmouth 03801
Product/Service: Provider of urgent care, occupational health, work injury and walk-in medical services.
CEO: Max Puyanic
Executive Chairman: Gareth Dickens
Founded: 2012
Total Number of Employees: 400

ConvenientMD made its debut on the Top 100 Private Companies in 2017 by taking ownership of the Fastest-Growing Business title. That’s a high bar to reach twice. But the company remains on a roll and is still one of the five fastest-growing businesses on our 2018 list, with greater growth anticipated for the year ahead.

The urgent care chain has received significant investment from Starr Investment Holdings in New York City. “They’ve had a lot of success investing in the health care industry,” says Executive Chairman Gareth Dickens. ConvenientMD is ramping up to open 10 new centers per year for the foreseeable future.

Since launching in 2012, ConvenientMD has opened 12 urgent care centers in NH and Maine. CEO Max Puyanic says most of their 2017 growth was driven by increased use of the medical services they offer. “Our mission is to revolutionize the patient experience,” he says, adding that this means treating patients within an hour of their arrival and offering a variety of affordable services, from free flu shots to on-site X-rays.

ConvenientMD recently added specialty infusion services for patients with chronic diseases who need medications delivered through IVs. Dickens specialty infusion typically costs more than $100,000 a year, per patient, but it is less than half that amount at ConvenientMD.

“We’re redefining ConvenientMD to be a cost-effective site for care and not just a convenient location for urgent care services,” Dickens says.

The three new facilities that ConvenientMD will be opening by the end of January will expand the company’s geographic footprint beyond NH and Maine into Massachusetts, its newest market.

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