Who We Are
Standing Bear Diagnostics is a sales and marketing company providing best-fit diagnostic laboratory services to your business. We maintain a network of relationships with reliable laboratories to ensure next-generation precision diagnostic testing.
We are unique in the customer service we provide to our clients. We invest significant time and resources learning about each clients’ needs and understanding their distinctive internal processes. For a long-term, successful relationship, we believe this is critical. Our services are customized with proactive account managers focused on delivering the services promised in the most efficient means possible.
Our methodology is simple. We start by meeting with prospective clients in their space to understand workflow and internal processes. This hands-on approach allows us to discover subtle workplace interactions that phone calls miss. After an analysis of your needs, we formulate an accurate and honest assessment of how we may best provide for your business.
Once all are in agreement of what is required, we begin a comprehensive onboarding process with respect for our clients’ valuable time. Our account managers are attentive throughout the implementation and production phases with an emphasis on communication for all parties involved.
In a short amount of time, the flow of testing and results becomes streamlined, and we move into account maintenance. From this point on Standing Bear Diagnostics becomes an integral part of your operations with ongoing proactive communication. We supplement our high level of service with data reviews and generation of usable, actionable reports to our valued clients.
Standing Bear Diagnostics believe clients should expect accurate, reliable, and fast turnaround of diagnostic testing. Treatment plans and best outcomes for patients rely on these tests and Standing Bear Diagnostics is committed to delivering what we promise.
Meet our Management Team
Sawan Hurst, BS, MS
Chief Operations Officer
Alex Boyer, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
As CEO of Standing Bear Diagnostics, Alex is responsible for strategic growth and operations of the company.
Alex received his undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill, medical doctorate degree from George Washington University and clinical residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, with more than 18 years’ experience in private practice. He also served as an Officer in The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and worked as a physician anesthesiologist in the Indian Health Service.
Alex has experience in practice management and is former president of the South Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists. With years of clinical experience in a complicated healthcare system, Alex understands – for patients and healthcare providers – that treatment plans require accurate and reliable diagnostic tests for best outcomes.
Alex is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, Pine Ridge reservation, and a descendant of the Standing Bear lineage.
Sawan is an entrepreneur that has driven research and development, go-to-market, and reimbursement strategies for biopharmaceutical, genomic, and molecular diagnostic products. He has played an active role in the molecular testing industry, focusing on oncology, pharmacogenomics, and clinical services.
Mr. Hurst has created presentations, product roadmaps, data-driven pricing, and reimbursement strategies by leading product development and cross-functional teams for mission critical projects. These projects increased the revenue growth rate for several companies.
By forging professional relationships with key opinion leaders (KOL), business partners and consultants, Sawan has launched several clinical genetic tests using multiple sequencing technology platforms. He has market experience in product development and commercialization of intellectual property (IP) including bench to bedside products for licensed IP from institutions such as Vanderbilt and John Hopkins.
With a target goal of creating a global scientific presence, Mr. Hurst has developed targeting messaging, product guides, market brochures, webinars, and videos for education with diverse customer segments. Through KOL and customer engagement at provider sites, company exhibitions, surveys, and workshops, Sawan has captured customer feedback and sales driven product adoption, clinical services, and customer laboratory software development.
To achieve the fastest path to market for novel diagnostic products, Mr. Hurst played a critical role in leading multiple validation projects through CMS implementation guidelines for laboratory developed tests (LDT), including actionable report generation. Sawan has a proven ability to drive revenue, create corporate growth, and value to end users.
Victor has a long career in development and construction, currently a Managing Member of a multi-faceted development company working in the senior living, market rate apartment and hotel sectors in addition to a commercial real estate inspection services company.
Mr. Apat is highly skilled in relationship building and networking. He has a keen understanding of the tax credit process, financial statements, and profitability analysis.
Victor has a Bachelors Degree in Building Construction and a Masters of Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is currently President, The Exchange Club of Charleston.
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