We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Rohan Patankar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. Rohan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to give health care business decision capacity back to the Doctors. In the current environment the endless drive of greedy and businessmen alone tends to run the medical industry. I wanted to let the Doctors make the decisions on behalf of their patients without worry of what the corporate medical world would think. Our group is purely owned by physicians and does not have anyone who is interested in profits only. I wanted Doctors to run the medical business not the medical business run the Doctors, which is the case now.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business if a multispecialty medical practice. We provide patients with care within our clinics as well as in the hospital if they’re admitted. We do telemedicine as well as remote patient monitoring. This venture was something I had in my mind since 3rd year of medical school. It was not easy by any means. Throughout the process, there were many speedbumps and continue to be there. Relentlessness, grit, enormous efforts and having a 24/7 work ethic is how this has been possible. I’ve not taken day off in a little over 2 years and it looks like I will have one maybe two more years like this. I thoroughly enjoy every day of it as it is my passion. Together, we’ve managed to bring healthcare decision making back to the doctors instead of corporate America. During my experiences here I’ve learned to be humble and patient. Patience is the biggest thing that this venture has taught me. I’d love the world to know that there are doctors out there that still care, that we are fighting hard to push back against corporate America, that we care first about patient well being and not their capacity to pay. Sequoia Medical Practice was there created by doctors and we are here for the patients. Regardless of if the patients need a clinic visit, telemedicine visit or a hospital visit. We even provide home provider visits.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to see NASA, Galveston, Lake Conroe, Galleria Mall, racetrack in Alvin, The Medical Center, all the museums in town. The restaurants in Houston are amongst the best as well! It would be a fabulous trip! Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to give a shoutout to Janelle Anzaldua, she is a wonderful person and comes from the school of hardknocks. She has worked hard her whole life and at the age of 32 is a COO for a large multispecialty practice.