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Qliance Medical Management Inc.

Qliance restores the personal relationship between doctor and patient, making primary care affordable, highly accessible, and humane.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2007
  • Employees 45
  • Website

Company Summary

Qliance operates clinics providing comprehensive, personalized, accessible primary care outside of the traditional insurance model. Patients or their employers/unions pay a low, flat monthly fee and receive unlimited access 7 days a week for all their primary care needs. The model improves health and reduces dependence on expensive downstream care by about 50%. Qliance works with individuals, employers, associations, unions and government payers.


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    Bob Nakahara
    Chief Financial Officer

    Served as Partner at Tatum LLC, a national financial consulting firm, where he was responsible for the technology and health care industry practices. Prior, he was CFO at MedManage Systems Inc, where he raised $20M and led successful contract negotiations with industry leaders such as WebMD, Dendrite Intl. and AllScripts. He has held executive positions with Alliance Health Technologies, Advanced Research Systems and PREMERA/Blue Cross of WA/AK.

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    Clarence Williams
    VP of Sales and Membership Development

    Served as VP of National Accounts Division of Principal Financial Group, one of the nation's largest benefit administrators. He spent 6 years as Regional Sales Director at Lumenos, an employee benefits start-up company and pioneer in consumer driven health care. Following the acquisition of Lumenos by WellPoint, he acted as Western Regional Sales Director. He has also served as the Northwest Sales Manager for Aetna.

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    Garrison Bliss
    Executive VP of Medical Affairs

    Dr. Bliss is a Seattle-based internist with 30 years of experience in primary care. He is widely regarded as a pioneer in direct primary care practice. He helped found the Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design and has been featured in many national publications. He was named one of the 25 top entrepreneurs and innovators by the Seattle Business Monthly. He trained at Harvard University, University of Utah, and University of Washington.

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    Erika B Bliss
    President & CEO

    Dr. Bliss is a family physician and managed deployment, operations, medical services and IT at Qliance prior to becoming CEO in 10/2011. She has held numerous leadership positions in state and national medical organizations, is a national Pisacano Scholar, and currently serves on the American Board of Family Medicine Board of Directors. She was educated at San Francisco State, Stanford, and UC San Diego, and did her residency at Swedish Hospital.


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    David McShea, Perkins Coie Seattle
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    BDO Seattle

Previous Investors

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    Nick Hanauer, Second Avenue Partners
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    John Backus, New Atlantic Ventures
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    Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos, Rich Barton