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Dec 11, 2015 7:02 PM ET

Archived: Komedix Healthcare: Komedix opens extremely efficient clinics in underserved Texas communities to address these needs and provide much needed access to quality care

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 11, 2015

Komedix opens extremely efficient clinics in underserved Texas communities to address these needs and provide much needed access to quality care.

We are an innovative healthcare solution providing an underserved, aging population with convenient access to highly skilled physicians, nurses and coordinated healthcare teams for primary, preventative, and urgent care services.

Our business model is optimized to thrive in the changing healthcare reimbursement environment that shifts resources towards primary care in the face of a dramatic reduction in the access to quality primary healthcare services.


Komedix was established to address the dramatic imbalance between the demand for healthcare services and the supply of healthcare services, particularly primary care.

Shrinking Number of Physicians as They Approach Retirement

As many as one-third of all physicians in the United States are expected to retire within the next two decades. The American Association of Medical Colleges further predicts that physicians may retire earlier than they have been in the past.

Estimates suggest that by 2020, the United States will face shortages of 45,400 primary care physicians. By 2025, the shortage is expected to reach 160,000 physicians across all specialties.

Exploding Healthcare Services Demand

The number of people older than 65 in this country will double between 2000 and 2030. People of this age require twice as much physician care as do those younger than 65.

The retirement of baby-boom physicians will also coincide with the enrollment of at least 30 million previously uninsured citizens in health coverage through health insurance exchanges and/or Medicaid.

These newly entitled individuals will attempt to find new physicians in a physician market simultaneously losing tens of thousands of experienced practicing physicians, and replacing them with young physicians desiring to work 35 hours a week or less.


The expansion of insurance coverage that is occurring with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is causing current shortages to deepen. After the ACA expansion, the average capacity is expected to be about 80% of the national average.

Texas has among the lowest availability of primary care physicians and other providers in the nation. Many Texas counties have no primary care physicians at all and more than one-quarter of counties have fewer now than a decade ago.

Texas is also experiencing a major population growth that outpaces the nation as a whole.

An additional consequence of this boom in demand and shrinking capacity is that stretched thin physicians lack the time needed to deliver quality care. The shift in reimbursement patterns will favor providers who outperform on quality measures and who can manage cases throughout the healthcare continuum for greater effectiveness and cost control. 


Komedix is a physician-driven solution to the coming healthcare crisis as opposed to a hospital or insurance plan driven solution.

Our highly experienced core team of healthcare providers are focused on providing effective solutions to 90% of the healthcare needs of our communities not on the utilization of expensive equipment or denial of service. Also, we have optimized our clinic model for the growth in managed care programs like Medicare Advantage and the ACA managed care insurance programs.

Why Primary Care?

The Results Are In: Komedix Improves Quality and Productivity

We’ve increased the available time for patient care by over 300% and completely eliminated the need for time-intensive activities like HR staffing, meaningful use reporting, and credentialing.

Komedix clinics directly address the new managed care standards. We focus on maximizing the patient encounter and delivering a higher quality of care. This incentivizes physicians to work at our clinics, earns quality bonuses, lowers costs, and, most importantly, improves patient health and care.  

A key component to making this possible is the state of the art technologies and tools Komedix uses to create a truly integrated clinical and business environment.  Blending the use of proven clinical management software with proprietary information technology and an experienced information technology team, Komedix leverages technology throughout the clinical pathway and within the complex healthcare business environment.

Komedix Healthcare is setting up 5 clinics in underserved regions of Texas first. These will serve as our templates to scale. A basic Komedix powered clinic consists of:

  • 2,500 sq. ft.
  • 1 physician
  • 1-3 medical extension team members
  • 4,000 patients max
  • 1 administrative support team member
  • Modern tech — tablets, auto health tracking, etc.

The basic clinic model can be easily scaled to meet the needs of the communities served. Our five clinics will be able to serve up to 20,000 primary care patients with the basic clinic model, delivering adequate time and attention to patients along with higher quality outcomes and reimbursements. 


Komedix Healthcare will have all 5 clinics up and running by the end of 2017. Clinic #1, in New Braunfels, Texas, has already been established and is fully credentialed by all major payors.

The clinic is slightly ahead of our patient acquisition schedule with over 750 new patients and growing. Response from these patients has been overwhelmingly positive.

The clinic and the providers have all been credentialed with Medicare, Tricare, Humana, Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Allegian, United Health Care and Cigna.

The Komedix Healthcare Regional Resource Center has also been established and is operational.

The resource center provides the IT backbone for all current and future clinics, as well as centralized billing, collections, and all human resource capabilities including a full spectrum of benefits.

We have also established an insurance arm, OnePoint Agency, to help build managed care patient panels for each clinic. To speed the filling of these clinic patient panels, we have partnered with Allegian Health, a regional insurance plan.


Year 1

Clinic 1: New Braunfels → completed 

Clinic 2: San Antonio/New Braunfels/El Paso

Year 2

Clinic 3: Schertz/Cibolo

Clinic 4: San Antonio/El Paso

Year 3

Clinic 5: San Antonio/Bulverde


David Komet, CEO
A San Antonio native, David’s professional career began with the Medical Center Guesthouse of America, developing interim stay facilities for patients and their families in major medical centers. From there he went on to be General Manager of Murdock Pharmaceuticals, a division of Nature’s Way.

In addition to his medical field expertise, he has also been a Quantum portfolio manager with Prudential Securities, developed investment strategies and managed private hedge funds focused on long/short equity, and leveraged direct lending and equity real estate investments. David founded Komet Asset Management in 1996 as a registered investment advisor managing private client accounts.

A graduate of Tufts University, David remains extremely active in the San Antonio community.

Roger Kelly, COO
Roger brings more than 30 years of experience to Komedix, having spent the past two decades serving in various operational and technology leadership roles. Most recently, Kelly was president and COO of CQI Solutions Inc., the country’s most successful operating room management and enterprise wide scheduling software systems. During his tenure, Kelly introduced several successful new products, negotiated successful contracts with major hospital chains and suppliers (Tenet, Community Health Systems, HMA, Baxter Maxxium Medical, and Lifepoint), and reorganized the company’s infrastructure to accommodate the successfully implantation for these facilities. Kelly was instrumental in the sale of CQI Solutions Inc. to Quality Systems in the summer of 2011.

Carlos Campos MD MPH, Chief Medical Officer
Another Texas native, Dr. Campos obtained his MD from the Baylor College of Medicine and a Master’s of Public Health degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health. He is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. Dr. Campos has been in a private family medicine practice in New Braunfels, TX since 1984 where he has done the gamut of family medicine, from delivering babies to seeing patients in the nursing home.

Presently, he concentrates on disease states related to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Dr. Campos was appointed by the Governor to the Texas State of Medical Examiners and served from 1993 to 1999. In 1993, he was also the Chief of Staff of the local New Braunfels hospital, McKenna Memorial Hospital. He also serves as a Clinical Adjunct Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been active in his community both locally and regionally.  

Mark Hickman MD, Medical Officer
Dr. Hickman has been engaged in the private practice of General and Thoracic Surgery in New Braunfels, Texas for more than 26 years. This experience has led to his intimate involvement in the formation of two medically related startup companies: NeoSurg Technologies, Inc., a surgical laparoscopy instrument, was acquired by Cooper Surgical in 2006 and CQI Solutions, a medically related software company was acquired by NexGen in 2011. Dr. Hickman served as the first Chief of Surgery at the newly opened $250M Resolute Health Hospital Campus in New Braunfels and consults and advises Resolute’s senior management concerning physician and healthcare related matters.  

William Pollan DO MPH, Clinical Director
Dr. Pollan is a native Texan born and raised in Houston Texas. He attended Baylor University for his undergraduate degree and The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences for medical school. He received an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship to attend medical school. Dr. Pollan served his internship at Malcolm Grow Medical Center Andrews AFB, MD. He then received training as an Air Force Flight Surgeon  followed later by residency training as a Preventive Medicine/ Aerospace Medicine specialist. During this residency he also earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University Of Texas School Of Public Health. His assignments out of residency sent him to Kadena AB, Japan as the Chief, Aerospace Medicine and then as the Director of Site Medical Services for the 4450th Tactical Group. This “black world” program was declassified in 1989 as the F-117 Stealth Fighter Program. Dr. Pollan then left active duty in 1988 to pursue his dream of being a small town General Practitioner in Ballinger, Texas where he practiced the full scope of General Practice (outpatient, hospital and nursing home) for 15 yrs. He kept active in the Air Force Reserve as well as in Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He was a senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA and Medical Director of an Occupational Medicine Program in San Angelo, TX. For six years Dr. Pollan served on the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and chaired the Ethics Committee. In 2002 as a volunteer he deployed to Qatar and Afghanistan. In 2003 at the request of the Air Force Dr. Pollan returned to full time active duty. He served in a variety of assignments and duties: Chief of Aerospace/Occupational Medicine, Squadron Command, Deputy Commander of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital, Medical Group Commander at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ and then as the Deputy Command Surgeon for the Air Force Air Mobility Command. His final assignment was at Travis AFB, CA David Grant Medical Center where he served as a Master Clinician and the Chief of Occupational Medicine. After a combined total of thirty-nine years’ service and five combat tours to Southwest Asia, Col. (Dr) Pollan retired from the Air Force June 1, 2013. Dr. Pollan is the Clinical Director for Komedix Healthcare and is dual board certified in Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine. 

Contact Information:

David Komet
Roger Kelly
Carlos Campos MD MPH
Mark Hickman MD
William Pollan

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