DENVER, July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DENVER — July 11 2017 — PeakMed, a leader in direct primary health care, has named Drew Kallestad to the newly created position of executive vice president of broker and employer engagement.

Kallestad will use his 30 years of experience in employee benefits and his contacts in the industry to work with insurance brokers to position PeakMed as a health care solution for employers. He most recently worked as executive vice president and senior strategic advisor for CoBiz Insurance and has also held leadership positions with Financial Designs Inc. and Prudential Healthcare. Kallestad also owned his own employee benefits firm, Two Pines Benefits Solutions, giving him the first-hand experience of understanding benefits for the small-business owner.

PeakMed offers a new and unique approach to health care, offering members conventional care — such check-ups, physicals and diagnosis — preventative care, urgent care and much more all for a flat, affordable monthly fee. Members can schedule same- or next-day appointments, ask general questions by email and reach their doctor for emergency medical advice by telephone or text 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no limit to the number of times our members can visit their doctor, and pre-existing conditions are never a problem.

“Drew will play a key role in educating health insurance brokers on cultivation of employer relationships around new PeakMed Life Centers,” said Jon Hernandez, PeakMed CEO. “Drew’s experience with employers throughout Colorado will introduce the value of PeakMed’s services to those who have been dealing with disappointing health care costs and outcomes.”

“Health insurance plans in the current system are simply financing illness. We have to transform health care and PeakMed is doing that,” Kallestad said. “Because PeakMed isn’t insurance, it doesn’t fit the mold that health insurance brokers are used to and I am excited to help brokers and employers learn the value their business and employees will receive from this new approach to health care.”

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About PeakMed:

Founded in in 2014, PeakMed improves access to care by restoring the relationship between doctors and patients while decreasing the cost for individuals and employers. PeakMed members pay a flat monthly fee for unlimited doctor visits and 24-hour, seven-day-a-week access, along with many other benefits. Headquartered in Denver, PeakMed offers an innovative approach to primary care by creating a platform for doctors and patients to collaborate, coordinate and communicate on personalized care plans that shift reactive medicine to proactive health. PeakMed was named a 2017 Colorado Company to Watch and has multiple clinics in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas. For more information go to

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Amy Leger