Phillip Berry

Phillip Berry is Founder and CEO of Northwind Pharmaceuticals. A graduate of Butler University, he has served on the board of advisors for the College of Business and is an active Butler alum.

Driven by a desire to transform businesses and communities through creative problem-solving, Phil leads the strategic vision of Northwind. His commitment to improving population health reaches beyond the workplace to creating positive health outcomes for underserved groups in his home town of Indianapolis and globally.

Phil has served as board Vice President for Gennesaret Free Clinics and as a member of the board of directors for Timmy Global Health. A graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program through Babson College, he went on to serve as a Business Advisor to that program and a mentor to other entrepreneurs.

Phil currently serves as a Board Member for the National Association of Worksite Health Centers.

An active blogger on healthcare and business topics, Phil has authored three books: Nexus of Care, Stones Across the River, and Every Day is Gameday.

Phil is based in Indianapolis and offices out of Northwind's headquarters at the former St. Bernadette’s Church and School.

Featured Articles

Healthcare Innovation: Ice Melts First at the Edges

Phillip Berry | Jul 6th, 2022
“When spring comes, snow melts first at the periphery, because that is where it is most exposed.” Andy Grove Vocalizing has reached a fever pitch across the entire healthcare ecosystem as laws surrounding pricing and payment transparency begin to become fully implemented and enforced. Hospital pricing transparency was the first to hit and then we started to hear more about the Consolidated … more »
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Why Offer Health Benefits?

Phillip Berry | Jan 28th, 2022
“MAYFIELD, Ky., Dec 11, 2021 (Reuters) – At least 100 people were feared dead in Kentucky after a swarm of tornadoes tore a 200-mile path through the U.S. Midwest and South, demolishing homes, levelling businesses and setting off a scramble to find survivors beneath the rubble, officials said Saturday.” After deadly tornadoes hit communities in … more »
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The Hidden Problem (and Opportunity) with PBMs

Phillip Berry | Dec 29th, 2021
Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) have taken a beating over practices that continue to leave a really bad taste in the mouths of many self-funded employers. For anyone following the headlines, the issues have become familiar: – Spread pricing – Withholding hidden manufacturer rebates – Withholding data – Layers and layers of hidden administrative fees – … more »
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A Better Kind of Health Spend Stewardship

Phillip Berry | Dec 8th, 2021
Excerpt below from Nexus of Care: Fulfilling the Promise of Employer-Sponsored Health Centers by Phillip Berry When you think about stewardship, as it relates to a self-funded employer’s spend on health benefits, the goal is to convert that spend into an investment. Do you look at your portfolio annually and adjust just once a year? … more »
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