COLORADO: Town of Firestone catapults Nextera Healthcare to 800-member mark

Visionary Nextera founders on Colorado’s front line of health care innovation

800_imgLONGMONT, Colo. (November 6, 2013) – The Town of Firestone is the latest entity to provide its employees with a leading-edge health care benefit, Direct Primary Care through Nextera Healthcare. With the addition of the employees of the Town of Firestone, Nextera Healthcare has attracted a remarkable 800-plus members since its inception just two years ago.

The Town of Firestone joins other trailblazing companies and organizations that are embracing this membership-based primary care option as a viable alternative to traditional health insurance plans that require co-pays. When complemented with high-deductible health care policies, Nextera Healthcare patient memberships offer comprehensive, cost-efficient and accessible health care for a low monthly fee.

“Nextera Healthcare delivers all the benefits of a personalized medicine program without being cost-prohibitive. Nextera members have access to a range of care options, including same-day office visits and provider consultations using online and mobile technologies,” says Nextera Healthcare Co-Founder Dr. Clint Flanagan, MD, a family medicine and emergency medicine physician at North Vista Medical Center. “We accommodate our patients’ preferences and schedules because we want to see them and keep them well, and we don’t want a budget concern to make them question whether they should come to the doctor.”

Ideal for small to mid-sized businesses and organizations looking for an affordable way to provide employee health benefits, Nextera Healthcare has quickly garnered the attention of local companies like Left Hand Brewing Company, Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment,  Tri-Star Heating and Air Conditioning, and the Town of Frederick, all of which have joined over the past year.

In addition to the dozens of entities now affiliated with Nextera Healthcare, Direct Primary Care is receiving substantial national attention. On the heels of marking Nextera Healthcare’s 800-member milestone, Dr. Flanagan and fellow Nextera Co-Founder Dr. David Tusek, MD, have attended numerous summits and forums to discuss the future of Direct Primary Care with policy makers and industry leaders.

“Direct Primary Care is quickly gaining traction here in Colorado and across our nation, as evidenced by our dramatic growth,” says Dr. Tusek. “Nextera Healthcare is honored to welcome the Town of Firestone to our membership ranks and proud to represent Colorado as we lead the way for tangible change in how we deliver health care to our community.”

About Nextera Healthcare

Nextera Healthcare is a Longmont, Colo.-based Direct Primary Care membership program founded in 2009 and launched in 2011 by recognized family medicine experts Drs. Clint Flanagan and David Tusek. Nextera Healthcare provides affordable access to quality health, wellness and personalized medicine programs by assessing a monthly fee for unrestricted office visits and virtual consultations with providers at North Vista Medical Center, with locations in Longmont, Firestone and Boulder. The first to offer Direct Primary Care in Colorado, Nextera Healthcare delivers a value-driven health care option for small and mid-sized businesses, families and individuals. Learn more at

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