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Think Building II

Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:23 am

Just talked with one of the designers...
The next Think Building is going to break ground in April at "132nd and Pacific"... So I am presuming Sterling Ridge
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Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:36 am

The original plan called for a 5 and 7 story building on 132nd. I wonder if this might be it. Or not. Who knows?
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Re: Think Building II

Postby Coyote » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:47 am

The next two cities to get a "Think Building" will be Seattle and Phoenix...
and did I hear 'Benson' - I don't know...
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Re: Think Building II

Postby Al Buterol » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:29 pm

Wow, this really is too big to fail.

Pharmacists are leaving that place in droves to go back to their old jobs.
Should be interesting to see what happens.

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Re: Think Building II

Postby Taco » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:18 pm

Think in Benson would surely be scaled down right?

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Postby iamjacobm » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:03 pm

Coyote wrote:The next two cities to get a "Think Building" will be Seattle and Phoenix...
and did I hear 'Benson' - I don't know...


If they took the lot CVS bailed on that would be awesome.

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Postby RNcyanide » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:36 am

That's interesting that the pharmacists are leaving... My boyfriend used to work as an MA at One World and he had a few patients that gave that place a try and didn't like it.
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Re: Think Building II

Postby Greg S » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:30 am

Wow I can't believe they are talking about a 2nd building so fast. Last time I talked to my Doctor (one of the originals from the start), he indicated they wanted take things slow to make sure they got all the kinks out before expanding.

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Postby MTO » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:49 am

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Postby Coyote » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:16 am

Greg S wrote:Wow I can't believe they are talking about a 2nd building so fast. Last time I talked to my Doctor (one of the originals from the start), he indicated they wanted take things slow to make sure they got all the kinks out before expanding.


That was my impression also, I was surprised they were this far along...
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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:48 pm

Coyote wrote:
Greg S wrote:Wow I can't believe they are talking about a 2nd building so fast. Last time I talked to my Doctor (one of the originals from the start), he indicated they wanted take things slow to make sure they got all the kinks out before expanding.


That was my impression also, I was surprised they were this far along...


Can't let someone come in a knock off the model and beat you to the punch. The push to get people out of hospitals if they don't need to be there is real. The short term success might not be a home run, but it can take more than 6 months to break habits.

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Re: Think Building II

Postby Al Buterol » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:55 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
Coyote wrote:
Greg S wrote:Wow I can't believe they are talking about a 2nd building so fast. Last time I talked to my Doctor (one of the originals from the start), he indicated they wanted take things slow to make sure they got all the kinks out before expanding.


That was my impression also, I was surprised they were this far along...


Can't let someone come in a knock off the model and beat you to the punch. The push to get people out of hospitals if they don't need to be there is real. The short term success might not be a home run, but it can take more than 6 months to break habits.


But the model is already essentially out there. Plus THINK wanted all these providers to drive prescription business to THINK retail pharmacy, but in reality and that I have seen personally is people are much more loyal to their home pharmacy than to convenience.

Personally, I love the model and the idea...just didn't think they would be throwing up buildings while supposedly letting people go.

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Re: Think Building II

Postby HR Paperstacks » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:34 pm

Al Buterol wrote:people are much more loyal to their home pharmacy than to convenience.

I think the pharmacy part may be convenient for the initial fill (as long as they are not busy like a Walgreens and takes an hour to fill), but for refills, it's much more convenient to use the pharmacy near your home. I'm guessing that may be why they are having problems with people switching to there.

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Postby garyomaha » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:30 pm

Greg S wrote:Wow I can't believe they are talking about a 2nd building so fast. Last time I talked to my Doctor (one of the originals from the start), he indicated they wanted take things slow to make sure they got all the kinks out before expanding. Greg


Speaking as a patient of Think since almost the day they opened (my doctor was also an original there), the kinks are not yet ironed out. They appear to have huge billing issues, if my billing is any indication. As a friend said, if they don't have their accounting in order, the whole company could collapse. From my experience so far, the accounting end is a real mess. We'll see.

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Re: Think Building II

Postby NULawyer » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:51 pm

I've heard nothing but bad things about Think. The business model is great but word is the management lacks acumen. Tons of Medicaid patients and they are losing money hardcore right now. If no one knew, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska is actually a shareholder in Think - they might even be the majority shareholder now - but they aren't really calling all the shots.
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Re: Think Building II

Postby Greg S » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:56 pm

The BCBS investment as a minority shareholder in Think was in the Omaha World Herald a while ago.

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Postby NULawyer » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:57 pm

Was it? I didn't know. They shelled out more money to it recently too - not sure what the shareholder % are right now.
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Re: Think Building II

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:24 am

I really like the idea they have going here. I hope they get their |expletive| straightened out and survive.
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Re: Think Building II

Postby Greg S » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:35 am

As crazy as it seems that they are moving so fast on Think II (with still so many start up issues cropping up), the one thing I thought of is that the 2nd most likely will be significantly smaller because you won't have to replicate all the back office functions (like HR, billing/accounting, IT, etc).

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Re: Think Building II

Postby Al Buterol » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:14 am

Greg S wrote:As crazy as it seems that they are moving so fast on Think II (with still so many start up issues cropping up), the one thing I thought of is that the 2nd most likely will be significantly smaller because you won't have to replicate all the back office functions (like HR, billing/accounting, IT, etc).

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So is it verified going in at Sterling Ridge?

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Re: Think Building II

Postby Coyote » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:18 am

Al Buterol wrote:So is it verified going in at Sterling Ridge?


No. I was told 132nd and Pacific, so I guessed there.
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Re: Think Building II

Postby Coyote » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:21 pm

Coyote wrote:
Al Buterol wrote:So is it verified going in at Sterling Ridge?


No. I was told 132nd and Pacific, so I guessed there.


Ok, I confirmed it was Sterling Ridge today. It seems they are betting on the Tri-Faith Initiative not to work out and some of that land freeing up in this development. They keep saying there are many areas that still need working out in the original concept before they move on... A third local location was mentioned again, but it was dropped so fast in passing that I didn't catch it...
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Re: Think Building II

Postby Greg S » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:13 pm

Good article on Think today. No mention of Think II, it does mention BCBS's investment and that they are still a minority owner.

http://www.livewellnebraska.com/health/ ... bfeab.html

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Re: Think Building II

Postby choke » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:44 pm

Greg S wrote:Good article on Think today. No mention of Think II, it does mention BCBS's investment and that they are still a minority owner.

http://www.livewellnebraska.com/health/ ... bfeab.html



A lot of the doctors at Think had their own practice, small offices with a personal feel. Now, they practice out of this huge building with every aspect of health care under one roof. People are creatures of habit. Think may be too intimidating for the clientele the doctors brought with them. The concept is good though; charge by the symptom rather than by the procedure. Think is a customer of ours and I haven't heard of any plans to move forward with expansion in Omaha. Hopefully, Think can figure things out. It did help a lot of independent doctors that were feeling the squeeze from the big boys: CHI, Methodist, and UNMC.

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Re: Think Building II

Postby garyomaha » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:03 am

It is a big, intimidating building. They even have staff at the front door to help you get where you're going. A friend and I share a primary care doctor, and the friend is from Council Bluffs. He thinks the whole building is too "West Omaha". Fancy everything. That part doesn't bother me per se, but because I've had so much trouble with the back office part of Think, I wonder if they didn't allocate their start-up funds as well as they could have. Time will tell.

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Re: Think Building II

Postby Greg S » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:05 am

Was there last Friday for my annual check up. I got to say, I have really grown to love the place. I did ask if there were any plans for a Think II and they said no, this will be the only one for the forseeable future.

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Re: Think Building II

Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:44 pm

Coyote wrote:The next two cities to get a "Think Building" will be Seattle and Phoenix...
and did I hear 'Benson' - I don't know...

Rumor now has them looking closer to Omaha with OK City and Kansas City as the next city targets.
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