Welcome to Healthstar Associates

Healthstar Associates, Inc. has a long history as a responsive, knowledgeable manufacturers’ representative in the Midwest and Canada. We function as a sales and marketing force for a wide range of medical manufacturers. From five offices, our sales force covers Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Our Chicago-area headquarters staff facilitates communication with manufacturers, dealers and our sales associates.

What makes us different?  Unlike a typical U.S. firm that specializes in a narrow segment of the healthcare market, we’ve proven our ability to effectively reach a broader spectrum of markets:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes 
  • Physical & Occupational Therapists
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dental
  • Home Healthcare
  • Occupational Health
  • Fire / Safety
  • Chiropractor

What can we offer?  Dealers want to meet with us because we represent non-competing yet complementary products, such as equipment and supplies. We develop product recognition and pull-through by calling on Physical and  Occupational Therapists in the rehab departments, and Wound Care Nurses. We expose products to new markets. We provide timely, cost-effective market intelligence.

What makes us effective?  A track record of reliability, extensive product knowledge and strong follow-through, seasoned by experience. Healthstar’s president Barry Petrigala has more than three decades of expertise in healthcare sales, marketing, management and manufacturing.