- 2019 Inc. 5000 Rank:
- # 6
- Marlow B. Hernandez Cano, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., F.A.C.P.
In 2009, a year before Marlow Hernandez graduated from medical school, he noticed that many residents of his hometown of Pembroke Pines, Florida, were facing the depths of the recession without medical coverage. "People had significant health needs and could not afford care," he says. "I felt that I could build something by extracting costs out of the system to make it more affordable." He started by opening a primary care facility that offered patients medical and dental care for a flat rate of $30 a month, regardless of whether they had insurance. A decade later his company Cano Health, which now offers a "primary care plus" menu of medical, dental, vision, specialty, and diagnostic services, has 36 clinics across Florida and roughly 1,000 employees. The business expects to surpass $350 million in 2019 revenue. --Brit Morse