Business Name: Hippocrates Health
Location: 2465 Prince St., Conway; 89B N. Broadview, Greenbrier
Date opened: Oct. 1, 2013
Number of employees: 2
What type of business is it? Concierge Family Medicine practice
What specifically does your business do? Provides excellent primary care
Owner: Amy Beard
Why did you decide to open this business/location? I went to school at UCA, I have several friends and family in the area, Conway and Greenbrier are closer to immediate family versus where I used to live and work, Conway has great potential in my opinion, Conway has a charming downtown area, Conway is close to Little Rock with its city amenities, the people of Conway are extremely nice, and I love the area!
What is the best part about owning/operating this business? I get to finally practice medicine the way it is supposed to be practiced — no government/insurance intrusion
What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? The overwhelming interest in the concierge medicine model
What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? Control my own billing
What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? Make sure you have "staying power"
What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? I am the only concierge medicine clinic in the county and the only female physician with a concierge practice in the state.