By Matt Kennedy
The heart of MD Pediatric Associates’ business model is simple – care. The practice cares at all levels, offering care for patients, care for parents and care in growing its business. When looking for a banker, they sought someone who would care for them. They found Gary Lewis, Area President, at Independent Bank-Highland Village.
Since working with Lewis, MD Pediatrics’ team of four owners/doctors expanded their practice to add a location in Flower Mound, moved to a new location in Lewisville/Coppell, and increased the practice’s net earnings by over 100 percent.
“Our access to loans for the finish out of new locations and working capital has allowed us to continue the growth of our practice and add more staff,” Dr. Mark Holt said.
With each additional location, MD Pediatric ensured that patients always came first, never allowing the workload of growing its business to stand in the way. During this time, the trusted opinion of Lewis became valuable. Offering much more than loans, Lewis listens to MD Pediatric’s needs and provides straightforward knowledge built on past experience.
“We have a great relationship with Gary based on sound financial principles and practices,” Holt said. “Gary and his staff have amplified those principles with information-driven input and advice. He cares about our business and has helped position us for successful growth and responsible financial decision making.”
Unlike Lucy’s advice stand in the Peanuts comic strip, Lewis’ wise words don’t cost 5 cents per topic and are friendly and informative based on years of financial expertise.
“We appreciate the relationship we have with our banker,” Dr. Darla Kincaid said. “In addition to working together on our business, we have worked together for the improvement of our community. It is wonderful to have a banker who shares sound, conservative business values and whom I can call a friend.”
MD Pediatric has treated newborns to young adults for over 20 years and lives by the motto that it is “in the business of prevention.” Going beyond simple well visits to check on your child’s growth or vision, the doctors at MD Pediatric work to develop relationships and guide patients through healthy ways of life.
With Lewis on its side, MD Pediatric looks forward to offering its brand of caring, prevention-based medicine to even more patients in the future.