Coronavirus (COVID-19): Patient Safety Message

For the practices of i-Health, the health and safety of our patients and staff is always our number one priority. With this in mind, we are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. In addition to staying in constant contact with the Minnesota Department of Health, we are staying up-to-date with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

In an effort to keep everyone safe, we are asking patients experiencing flu-like symptoms or who have traveled from what the CDC defines as a Level 3 risk with return date in the past 14 days, to contact their i-Health practice or provider regarding their guidelines for any upcoming appointments.

We will continue taking extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible for our patients and staff. For the most recent updates and for any questions about your appointment or your care, please visit your respective clinic website or contact your i-Health clinic directly. All contact and appointment information can be found on practice websites. Please click on the any of the practice logos on the hompage to be taken directly to practice websites.

The steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 are generally the same as those for the flu:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe.

For information on prevention, symptoms and what to do if you’re feeling sick, please call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920.

Innovative healthcare practice maintains rapid growth, welcomes new specialty groups in early 2020

Local cardiology, colon and rectal physicians to join Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health), expand clinical specialties of independent practice.

MINNEAPOLIS (January 29, 2020) Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health) made headlines in late 2019 after launching in the Twin Cities, and growth has continued into the new year. The independent physician practice will expand to include operating divisions of cardiology, colon and rectal, family medicine, orthopedics, and women’s health.

Preventive Cardiology Clinic (PCC) and Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates (CRSAL) join Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO), Burnsville Family Physicians (BFP) Catalyst Medical Clinic (CMC), and OBGYN Associates (OGA), which includes OBGYN Specialists, Associates in Women’s Health, OBGYN & Infertility, Diamond Women’s Center, and Haugen OB/GYN.

PCC joined i-Health effective January 1, 2020, and CRSAL plans to join spring of 2020.

A modern approach to a timeless idea

i-Health physicians focus on patient choice, and share core principles of quality care, physician autonomy, value-based care, and innovation. They are like-minded, passionate care providers who are inspired to grow, innovate, and ultimately impact change in healthcare.

“We’re a small, independent practice that prides itself on listening and catering to the needs of each individual patient. We’re not distracted by the sometimes conflicting priorities of large organizations, and we intend to keep it that way,” said Elizabeth Klodas, MD, Preventive Cardiology Clinic physician and founder. “Joining the i-Health family allows us to remain independent, focus on our patients, and keep healthcare personal.”

“Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates has served the Twin Cities metropolitan area for over 50 years,” said Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates physician Michael Spencer, MD. “The practice is recognized nationally for its quality care, research and educational role of future physician leaders within the medical field. We feel the partnership with i-Health will provide additional resources to serve our community and allow us to continue our educational endeavors into the foreseeable future.”

In a health system, physicians are sometimes limited in the care options they can provide to patients. The i-Health model enables physician practices to remain independent, and in doing so encourages patients to be active participants in their own healthcare decisions.

“Sometimes patients come into my office thinking I’m just going to tell them what to do,” explains Krista Olsen, MD, OBGYN Associates physician. “I remind them that my job is not to tell them what to do with their healthcare choices. My job is to help lead them through those choices.”

Independent physicians and the future of healthcare

When independent practices join i-Health, the physicians remain owners in the business. This grants physicians the autonomy to always make decisions in the best interest of patients, even if it’s not in the best interest of the business.

i-Health physicians aren’t forced to send patients to specific providers or choose next steps from a drop-down menu. They can focus on listening, learning, and guiding patients to make smart healthcare decisions.

The i-Health model was designed to be a framework for independent physician practices seeking growth and sustainability amidst a constantly evolving, competitive healthcare landscape.

About Infinite Health Collaborative

Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health) is an independent physician practice with operating divisions across several clinical specialties. Visit to learn more about the specialties and services of each practice. i-Health physicians focus on patient choice, and share core principles of physician autonomy, quality, value-based care and innovation. By enabling physician practices to remain independent, and encouraging patients to be active participants in their healthcare decisions, i-Health preserves true, patient-first care. Their passionate team is inspired to create endless possibilities for growth and innovation, and ultimately impact change in healthcare.

About Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates

Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates (CRSAL) is one of the largest independent colon and rectal physician practices in the world, specializing in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of colon and rectal diseases. CRSAL provides concentrated expertise in all areas of colon and rectal surgery, and is recognized globally as a leading academic and research institution. In 2000, CRSAL physicians established the Pelvic Floor Center as a free-standing diagnostic center in Minneapolis. It is a highly specialized, state of the art facility that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and the diagnosis of pelvic floor disorders.

About Preventive Cardiology Clinic

Preventive Cardiology Clinic (PCC) specializes in detecting and treating early stages of heart disease and helping those with known heart disease return to active lifestyles. Led by Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, this independent practice guides each individual patient toward a healthier heart by focusing on lifestyle measures – resorting to medications only when necessary.

About Burnsville Family Physicians

Burnsville Family Physicians (BFP) is a family medicine practice and longtime pillar of the Burnsville community. Their dedicated team of independent providers takes immense pride in delivering high-quality care backed by decades of experience, guiding patients along their healthcare journeys, and building long-lasting relationships with generations of patients and their families.

About Catalyst Medical Clinic

Catalyst Medical Clinic (CMC) is a family medicine practice serving generations of patients in the Chaska and Watertown communities. CMC is committed to providing comprehensive, personalized healthcare for patients of all ages, building strong relationships, and being a trusted partner to patients from day one.

About OBGYN Associates

OBGYN Associates (OGA) is a partnership of five independent OBGYN clinics providing exemplary care to women through all stages of their lives. OGA providers take pride in establishing long-term relationships with their patients based on each woman’s individual needs. OGA consists of five clinics with locations across the Twin Cities metro area: OBGYN Specialists, Associates in Women’s Health, OBGYN & Infertility, Diamond Women’s Center, and Haugen OB/GYN.

About Twin Cities Orthopedics

Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) is committed to providing world-class service. TCO’s dedicated teams of independent physicians, specialty providers and care coordinators serve patients in clinic locations, walk-in orthopedic urgent care locations, and numerous other therapy and specialty care settings across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Regardless of the location, TCO delivers an exceptional patient experience, backed by decades of trusted orthopedic and sports medicine care.

Local independent physician practices join forces, launch Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health).

New organization further supports local independent practices focused on patient choice and value-based care; adds women’s health operating division.

MINNEAPOLIS (September 10, 2019) – Burnsville Family Physicians (BFP), Catalyst Medical Clinic (CMC) and Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) are excited to announce the launch of Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health), effective October 1, 2019. The independent physician practice will include operating divisions of family medicine and orthopedics. OBGYN Associates (OGA), a partner in the creation of i-Health, will join on January 1, 2020, establishing a women’s health operating division.

The creation of i-Health provides a framework for growth and sustainability of independent physician practices that focus on patient choice and share core principles of physician autonomy, quality, value-based care and innovation. The goal of the organization is to enable physician practices to remain independent.

“We believe independence in healthcare enables physicians to focus on each patient’s individual goals without limitations, and that’s the inspiration behind i-Health,” said TCO physician Owen O’Neill, MD. “By empowering patient choice – arming patients with the tools to make their own educated healthcare decisions – we are earning their trust, and keeping healthcare personal.”

i-Health is founded on the belief that independent physicians are at the core of changing healthcare, and are the drivers of the industry’s improvement. Physician autonomy, and that of their independent practices, allows patients greater control and choice in the management of their own healthcare options. With a value-based care model emphasizing a patient’s experience, cost and quality of outcomes, i-Health aims to evolve the delivery model of healthcare.

i-Health welcomes OGA as an operating division

OGA has successfully served a group of obstetrics and gynecology clinics across the Twin Cities. The organization’s brands include OBGYN Specialists, Associates in Women’s Health, OB-GYN & Infertility, Diamond Women’s Center, and Haugen OB/GYN. Each will continue to operate under its own brand as OGA joins i-Health alongside the practice’s other operating divisions.

“It makes strategic sense – on a variety of levels – for us to align with i-Health, considering their emphasis on patient choice,” said OGA physician Krista Olsen, MD. “We’re in a competitive industry, and it’s our duty to always keep patients at the forefront. By joining like-minded practices who value independence and innovation, we’re making healthcare better for everyone.”

i-Health is continuing discussions with other like-minded, reputable independent practices in the Twin Cities market that align with its core principles.

“At i-Health, we will continue to evolve how we approach our healthcare model in order to best serve our patients,” said i-Health board member David Holte, MD. “Whether that’s expanding available specialties, or impacting the ongoing innovation of the healthcare industry, i-Health will always strive to be an industry-leading partner to physicians and patients.”

This change and continued growth will not affect i-Health’s, or any of its operating divisions’, relationships with hospitals. There will be no modification to the brands and structures of each of i-Health’s operating divisions.