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The Company is Recognized for its Influence as an Economic Engine that Betters Everyone’s Lives


PHOENIX, May, 18, 2021Apricus Health today announced it recently won a 2021 Healthcare Leadership Award in the Healthcare Innovators of the Year category, as chosen by the editorial board of AZ Big Media in recognition of the best and the brightest in healthcare in Arizona.

“We are thrilled to be honored as a leader in the health care community,” said Dr. Kishlay Anand, co-founder and president of Apricus Health. “Our network of providers and company staff work hard to alleviate the growing concerns about rising healthcare costs, primary care physician burnout and workflow challenges in the industry and are grateful for the recognition.”

Apricus Health, an integrated and extensive healthcare system, was founded by prominent physicians to make healthcare easier while never forgetting it is people who care for people.

Apricus Health brings transformative innovations to the healthcare industry, including:

  • 24/7 physician access
  • Dedicated Care Navigators
  • Chronic care monitoring
  • Easy-to-use telehealth
  • 15 free medications
  • Free same-day prescription home delivery

The company is rapidly expanding and was recently selected as only one of 53 entities by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to participate as a Direct Contracting Entity (DCE). This cutting-edge value-based care model that began April 1, 2021 adds benefit enhancements for beneficiaries of Medicare fee-for-service, also known as Original Medicare.

“We selected Apricus Health for this award because of its leaders’ passion for transforming the healthcare delivery through innovation to make it better for the community,” said Michael Gossie, editor-in-chief, AZ Big Media. “It’s exciting to see a company growing so quickly and providing easy access to primary care providers, which is greatly needed in today’s healthcare landscape.”

Details about the 2021 Healthcare Leadership Awards and the list of winners is available at:

About Apricus Health

Apricus Health is an innovative healthcare company created by prominent physicians, providing members a direct one-on-one relationship with healthcare providers and care navigators who are accessible from any location to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. Through robust technology, 24/7 care management and real time analytics, Apricus Health is changing the care delivery model, helping physicians who work in value-based care environments to improve care outcomes while reducing health costs. For more information, visit

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Brodeur Partners