Akos MD and Apricus Health, two innovative healthcare companies created by a group of prominent physicians, today announced their co-founder Dr. Kishlay Anand has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year, Health Products & Services category in The 19th Annual American Business Awards®. More than 3,800 nominations – a record number – from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

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“I’m honored to be awarded such a high distinction and credit the great success to the outstanding work of the Akos and Apricus teams,” said Dr. Kishlay Anand, co-founder and CEO of Akos and co-founder and president of Apricus Health. “We’re dedicated to help our growing provider network with the most advanced technology in order to deliver improved outcomes and proactive 24/7 medical care for patients.”

Dr. Kishlay Anand is the founder and CEO of Akos.

Dr. Anand is a practicing board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist and also serves as president of Arizona Cardiovascular Institute. When he and his business partner Dr. Swaraj Singh, a vascular neurologist, co-founded Akos MD in 2016, they did so in response to what they saw as a health care system that was fragmented and not affordable or convenient. They sought to change that with a telehealth platform that provides a two-pronged approach comprised of virtual and in-person diagnosis and treatment. He and Dr. Singh later founded Apricus Health to shift the focus from reactive, episodic care to a continuous care relationship focused on preventive care solutions and chronic care management.

More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.  One of the judges of Dr. Anand’s award entry commented, “Akos is helping the general public, employers, and their employees at the same time. Their client base is increasing and their services are appreciated.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2021 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.