Today we’d like to introduce you to Justin Bayless.
Justin, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m a native Phoenician and started accompanying my father, Dr. Michael Brad Bayless, with Bayless Healthcare from the time I was nine-years-old.
I attended St. Mary’s High School in Central Phoenix and then matriculated to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia on a presidential scholarship where I graduated with academic merits, including Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Omicron Delta Kappa. After Morehouse, I continued my career in business with Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banker in New York City.
After being recruited by my father, I returned to work at Bayless Healthcare in mid-2008. I initially served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until being promoted to President and CEO in 2010. Under my leadership, Bayless Integrated Healthcare has pioneered the way to incorporating the most important healthcare services under one roof: primary care and behavioral health. While most patients have to patronize multiple locations for healthcare services, Bayless has created a proprietary model of wellness that incorporates addressing the mind and the body as equally important.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Absolutely not! My father retiring was the first major obstacle, as he had a team committed to his vision which was very different from where I wanted to take the company. I then had to create a culture for integrated healthcare in which no model existed for me to emulate. We then acquired a physician pediatric medicine practice which ended up being a total disaster from a cultural perspective with their staff and ours. I tell people all the time that I had hair before the acquisition in 2013! However, it ended up being a blessing in disguise, as it motivated me and mandated that we take a deep look at how we provide healthcare. Ultimately, the struggles along the way helped us form the model that we have in place today.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Bayless Integrated Healthcare – what should we know?
As a truly integrated service provider for all ages and socio-economic classes, Bayless offers family medicine, emotional and behavioral healthcare, addiction treatment, and social healthcare services to families and children, adults, the elderly, and the community. We apply our core values to all that we do, so that everything from our daily guiding principle to our tactical management techniques are built on compassion, adaptability, innovativeness, reliability, and relentlessness.
We differentiate ourselves by offering a broad range of services for both the whole body and mind, from infancy through late adulthood, with delivery methods that are proven as well as progressive. Our multiple specialties also incorporate new technologies that help provide an enhanced patient experience.
What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
Opening our flagship clinic, Bayless Integrated Health Center, in May 2017 was a very proud moment for me. We established our expertise in integrated healthcare along with a matching state-of-the-art healthcare facility. It was also 35 years from when my late father started practicing on the same street in 1982. I call it the transition from forensic to family medicine.
- Bayless offers a unique self pay program in which access to healthcare is made affordable with office visits starting at just $79.
- Website: www.baylesshealthcare.com
- Phone: 602-230-7373
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