January 30, 2020

DPC Healthcare has received the 2020 Small Business of the Year Forte Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Paul Fabela accepted the award January 30 at an awards night celebration in Downtown Fort Worth attended by over 200 guests.

2020 SBOY Award Group Photo

DPC Healthcare won in the Emerging Business category and was chosen from a field of nine finalists in three categories: Manufacturing, Professional Services and Emerging Business. Criteria for the award are business growth and performance, sound business strategies and practices, customer service strategies, business challenges, unique and innovative approaches, and community involvement.

“Winning the Emerging Business category and qualifying for Small Business of the Year in Fort Worth represents a key milestone for our organization. We have worked hard to substantially change healthcare delivery in our community so people can actually have a relationship with their healthcare team that will change their lives” said John Ortiz, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of DPC Healthcare. “Winning this award is a testimony to all the members and employers that entrusted us to provide their primary healthcare and to the hard work of all our physicians and team members.”

DPC Healthcare partners with business and families of all sizes to create healthier communities. In DPC’s model, Direct Primary Care, all primary care is covered by an affordable, monthly membership fee. There are no hidden charges, insurance forms, deductibles, or copays. Members receive 24/7 access to their medical team, unlimited primary and urgent care visits, telemedicine, house calls, comprehensive physical exams, in-office labs, physical therapy, and chronic disease management. DPC Healthcare has just opened its second clinic in Fort Worth and plans on further expansion in Fort Worth plus expansion of its clinic and mobile clinic operations during 2020 to cover communities in Irving, Dallas, Plano and McKinney.

Each finalist was judged by a panel of Fort Worth Chamber business owners and professionals, most of them past Forte award winners.

“Small businesses are a key indicator of a region’s economic health,” said Brittany Brookens, the Chamber’s Director of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. “The Forte Awards give us a platform to showcase and promote some of the incredible work they do.”

Bank of Texas was Presenting Sponsor of the competition and event. Other sponsors included Facebook, Wells Fargo, FranFund, Inc. and media sponsor, Fort Worth Business Press.

Brent Russell