Inc. magazine has ranked Hendersonville-based Blue Sky MD No. 1320 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, a measure of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs.
Fuhu tops this year's list. Blue Sky MD joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.
Blue Sky MD, at 317 N. King St. in Hendersonville, is a medically managed practice helping patients with weight control, hormone therapy and advanced aesthetics.
"We have a strong combination of doctors, nurses, registered dietitians, and counselors that make our practice the success that it is," Dr. David LaMond, Medical Director and CEO of Blue Sky MD, said in a news release.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.
Blue Sky MD has added 19 jobs in the previous three years and expanded operations to Asheville and Tennessee.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be ranked among the nation's fastest-growing private companies," LaMond said. "I'm so proud of the fact that we're based here in Western North Carolina, which continues to be the place to be for innovation and growth. The Hendersonville and Asheville communities, along with our outstanding team, are part of what has helped push us to this level."
Patients can make appointments on their own or be referred by doctors for reasons such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, orthopedic complications and thyroid imbalance.
For information go to www.BlueSkyMD.com or call 828.693.9199.
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