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Mission

To serve healthcare partners by providing solutions and support to optimize the healthcare of patients

Vision 

To be a preferred partner for healthcare entities wanting an innovative partner in healthcare delivery and business development

Values 

  • Trust

  • Expertise

  • Compassion

  • Family

ABOUT US

Honaker Health LLC was created in 2021 when Dr. Honaker left the corporate healthcare sector to become a full-time entrepreneur. The company started out with Dr. Honaker providing consulting support for startups in the healthcare arena as well as ongoing executive support in the realm of strategic planning, business development, and executive coaching. Given Dr. Honaker's enthusiastic entrepreneurial spirit and wide network, the company continues to expand its footprint while working with academic centers, small for-profit startups, and larger nonprofit establishments. His clients most value his unique perspective and experience as an MD with real-life experience in various business settings, allowing him to generate a multitude of solutions and provide credible resources. 

Dr. Josh Honaker, CEO & Founder 

Joshua T. Honaker MD, MBA, FAAP is a Board Certified Pediatrician and serial entrepreneur. He has a unique portfolio of experiences in private practice, academics, and corporate health care.

After completing his Bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry at Western Kentucky University in 1994, he went to the University of Louisville School of Medicine prior to completing his pediatric residency training at Kosair Children’s Hospital. He then went into private practice at Oldham County Pediatrics which he co-founded in 2001. During the rapid growth of the practice he also served as the part-time Chief Medical Officer for Baptist Health LaGrange (2007-09), President of the Ky Chapter of the AAP, and Assistant Residency Program Director at the U of L Department of Pediatrics.

 

In 2009 he was invited to serve as the Chief of General Pediatrics at the U of L Department of Pediatrics in a division with 50 Pediatricians. In conjunction with this role he also served as the Co-Chief of Clinical Operations Officer of the Department of Pediatrics with 200 providers. During his role as President of the Medical staff in 2011 at the Children’s Hospital he was then invited to serve as the VP Medical Director of the Norton Physician Services with 400 providers which later became the Norton Medical Group. From 2013- 2018 he also served as the VP of Operations for Pediatrics, Adult Primary Care, ICCs, and Women’s in conjunction with his Medical Director role. From 2018–2021 he served as the Chief Medical Administrative Officer of the Norton Medical Group, with oversight of 1700 providers, until his departure in May of 2021 to pursue an entrepreneurial pathway.

 

It was at this junction in his career he started Honaker Health, LLC and ParentMD, LLC. He is married to Michelle and they have 2 grown sons, Jordan and Tyler. He resides in Louisville KY. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

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Dr. Honaker's Featured Podcasts 

Dr. Honaker has appeared in podcasts where he discusses his perspective on issues in the healthcare industry 

Parent M.D. Discussion with Dr. Stephanie Eken

Heroes of Healthcare Discussion

S-Curve, Chaos, and the Evolution of Healthcare