Healthcare Strategies and Solutions has been in the medical consulting business for more than 10 years. It was founded by Stephen Veals in 2002 who has been involved in practice management, installation of MRI imaging ventures and revenue enhancement for medical and surgical practices.

While most medical consulting and practice management contracts have been in the Rocky Mountain and Colorado region, Veals has also done consulting projects on revenue enhancement, billing and collections and strategic planning for medical practices in Michigan and other states in the Midwest.

Healthcare Strategies and Solutions, LLC, as a physician and medical practice consulting entity, evolved from the very beginning to provide cost effective, proven, innovative, highly individualized and leading edge healthcare strategies and solutions.

The healthcare consulting company is often brought in by medical and surgical groups to resolve problems with billings and collections, staff turnover, and referral development.

Healthcare Strategies and Solutions is one of the most experienced entities in the Colorado region with installing ancillary revenue drivers like MRI. Installation of an MRI can be complex to determine the financial viability of the ancillary MRI device; selection of the most appropriate diagnostic device; lease or purchase analysis; price negotiations; preparation of the room and installation.

Over the years, as a trusted confidant of many Colorado physician groups, Veals is often called up to prepare a private practice for a sale when the owner is ready to retire, or needs to relocate out of an area. Click here to see our page on Medical Practice Sales.

  • ""Like all practices we are always looking for ancillary revenue opportunities. We are a medium size neurosurgical practice and have a strong relationship with a local neurology practice. While neither practice was of a size to make an imaging investment work, working together we felt that an MRI could cash flow. Mr. Veals set up a block leasing company where patients from each practice would have access to a state-of-the-art, large-bore MRI...."

    David VanSickle, MD, PhD
    South Denver Neurosurgery
  • "Overworked and concerned regarding directions we might take for our future, our Gastroenterology group contacted Stephen Veals. He developed and facilitated a first rate strategic planning session that allowed us to create an effective road map for our current and future operations as well as our growth and succession strategies..."

    Stuart Saslow, MD
    Digestive Health Associates and Southwest Endoscopy Center
  • "Diversified Radiology has had the great pleasure of working with Stephen Veals of Healthcare Strategies on two separate projects. Stephen has a keen sense of what is needed to make things work. He clearly understands the complex dynamics of the modern radiology and healthcare environment, providing invaluable assistance to those wishing to expand or develop their practice..."

    Kelly Lindauer, MD
    Diversified Radiology of Colorado
  • "I knew from the first time I spoke with Stephen Veals that I had a friend and an ally in my quest to improve our busy four-person orthopedic practice. He responded to me with complete understanding of the issues I presented to him with an action plan that has carried us through the past two years with great success..."

    Andreas Sauerbrey, MD
    Orthopaedics of Steamboat Springs
  • "Stephen is energetic, honest, and extremely knowledgeable in national practice trends. If you are in need of a medical practice business analysis and resulting strategy to optimize your business I would strongly recommend contacting Healthcare Strategies and Solutions, LLC, and speak with Stephen Veals..."

    Jason A. Brodkey, MD,FACS,FIPP
    Ann Arbor Spine Center
  • "Stephen Veals has excellent skills in all aspects of the design, creation, management, strategic growth, and leadership for a specialty group medical practice. He reminded me that Wayne Gretsky, the hockey legend, once said; “I don’t skate to where the puck is, I skate to where it is going to be”. That is the same kind of thinking and action Stephen brings to the table..."

    Andrew J. Paterson, MD
    University of New Mexico
  • "When Stephen Veals was recruited to Pinon Hills Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the hospital was losing large amounts of money, had closed treatment units, and was in a very undesirable and negative situation. Stephen worked with the Administrative Team and Medical Staff and developed and implemented a very clear, innovative, clinically sound, and highly effective set of strategies to save the facility..."

    Robert Hillman, MD
    Pinon Hills Hospital
  • "For a number of years, I observed Stephen’s work with a high profile medical group. I saw his effectiveness, consistency, and real results in building from the ground up; the highest quality medical entity to be found anywhere in the United States..."

    Ryan Bono, President
    Computer Medics, LLC
  • "Stephen Veals (HCSAS Principal) was contacted, assisted me on a moment’s notice and with great success, in making sure we had a very effective customer service program for our MRI services. I strongly recommend to all medical entities, his guidance and strategic assistance in the area of Ancillary Service Implementation..."

    George D. Trantow, MHA
    Aspen Orthopedic Associates

Healthcare Strategies and Solutions Imaging Center Development

Installation of a new 1.5 Tesla MRI in Steamboat Springs, CO. Our latest turn-key project for an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence in this popular mountain ski town.


  • Practice Management

    We offer a comprehensive and very diverse list of Services. We can assist by offering business and revenue cycle analysis, managed care contracting, administrator selection, customer service analysis and improvements.

  • Building Development

    We assist you in finding and negotiating with Architects, Builders, Key Contractors, Designers, and Hospital Partners, and work to arrive at an environment and specific agreements that benefit your medical group - from beginning to end.

  • Technology Implementation

    If ever there was an area of potential complexity, it is technology and EMR implementations. We will work with you to keep you out of trouble and enjoy the exciting side of the technology you are being encouraged to seek out or have wanted.

  • Strategic Planning

    Sometimes many complex issues emerge when determining strategic goals for a practice but with good strategic planning your group can really move forward. Don't just hope for a better future, plan for it.