Clint Flanagan, MD, is founder and CEO of Nextera Healthcare and North Vista Medical Center. Nextera Healthcare is Colorado’s first Direct Primary Care (DPC) program, established in 2009. Nextera Healthcare was selected by FierceHealthcare out of hundreds of healthcare companies across the world as one of the 2019 Fierce 15 companies and has been designated as one of the most promising healthcare companies in the industry. Nextera Healthcare has established a network of nearly 70 clinics throughout Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, Florida, Virginia, Wyoming and the Washington DC area. North Vista Medical Center, voted Best Business by the Longmont Times-Call Reader’s Choice Awards, is a primary care hybrid practice with locations in northern Colorado.
Board certified in Family Medicine, a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and an actively practicing physician, Dr. Flanagan has been a fixture in Colorado healthcare for nearly 20 years, was named to the Top 20 Who’s Who in Direct Primary Care in the US and was invited in 2019 to be a founding committee member of the Direct Primary Care Mastermind Initiative focusing on serving employers.
Dr. Flanagan graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his residency at St. Mary’s Family Medicine Program in Grand Junction, CO. In addition to working as a Family Medicine physician, he has fifteen years of experience as an emergency physician working in many underserved communities throughout Colorado and as far away as Iraq where he served as an officer in the Army Medical Corps.
An accomplished healthcare visionary, Dr. Flanagan regularly contributes to policy discussions at the state and federal level to ensure physicians and healthcare providers have ample opportunity to deliver high quality, affordable and accessible care to families and businesses. He has testified on behalf of DPC and has been directly involved in DPC legislation that passed unanimously in Colorado and Nebraska. He sits on the Steering Committee of the National Direct Primary Care Coalition and during their June 2014 Washington DC conference he was invited to discuss DPC at the White House. He has also been invited to present his insights on the emergence and implementation of DPC to a wide range of groups, including medical students, residents and professional associations. His free time is spent enjoying his family and outdoor fitness pursuits in the Colorado Rockies.