About RMPA


Rocky Mountain Physician Agency

Ethan A. Nkana, JD, MBA


Professional athletes spend their entire lives training to develop their skills and strength in mastery of their sport at the highest professional levels. Similarly, physicians train their entire lives developing a mastery of the sciences and medicine. Why don’t physicians have agents who negotiate their deals like professional athletes?

This inquiry was the genesis of Rocky Mountain Physician Agency.

After more than one decade in hospital and healthcare administration, specializing in physician contracting and compensation, Ethan recognized that his skills, training, and expertise could be put to more meaningful use negotiating physician contracts on behalf of physicians.

The extensive experience Ethan has in physician contracting is founded on a doctorate degree in law from the University of Dayton School of Law. While completing his legal training, Ethan earned his master’s of business administration, also from the University of Dayton. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration & Public Relations from Southern Adventist University.

Mark McKenzie, M.D.

Physician Advisor

As a seasoned physician who has negotiated a variety of contracts with health systems, physician practices, and insurance payers, Mark McKenzie, M.D., has experienced that physicians are often at a disadvantage, specifically in regards to data, insights, and advocacy when negotiating their contracts with hospitals and health systems.

Dr. McKenzie spent many years doing double duty as a physician and entrepreneur, successfully running his own Internal Medicine practice for nearly one decade before returning to his first love of medical research.  Dr. McKenzie brings innovation, creativity, and a wealth of experience to the Rocky Mountain Physician Agency team and strategy.

Dr. McKenzie serves as RMPA’s physician advisor and ensures that RMPA walks the walk of it’s mission, “Physicians first. Always.” The core of RMPA’s mission comes back to a key question on which Dr. McKenzie ensures laser focus – What is in the best interest of the physician?

Experience & Expertise

              Physician contracting                  4 years
           Hospital finance and ops                 7 years
            Healthcare Strategy                    2 years


JD, University of Dayton School of Law


MBA, University of Dayton


Business Administration & PR   Southern Adventist University

Data & Insights

Access to industry leading compensation data and market insights to help physicians feel confident knowing their market value.

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