”Scandinavia” (“AVA-PETER”) is one of the largest clinics in Russia.
It is a part of private medical care market since 1996. Nowadays the chain
contains 18 clinics in Saint-Petersburg, Kazan and Vologda and also has its own
drugstore chain and a number of local outpatient departments.
There are 80 medical fields the clinic works in, the main of them
- family medicine;
- diagnostics (MRI/CT);
- IVF (ART);
- obstetrics (maternity center);
- surgery (hospitalization);
- rehabilitation; esthetic medicine (cosmetology, plastic surgery,
There is a separated brand of the medical chain – “Scandinavia AVA-PETER” –
the clinics which specialize on the ART (assisted reproductive technologies)
and accept also foreign patients from Europe and near-abroad countries. The
medical chain specialists attend more than 150 thousand patients per year.
Attentive medicine is the basis of the company work, of each clinic and each
doctor. First of all, it means personalized approach to the patient, the
ability to hear and understand him or her. A special attention is paid on the
The aim of the company is to become a defender of each patient on his/her
way to a long healthy life.
The medical chain “Scandinavia” (“AVA-PETER”) has passed a long way (20
years) from a private clinic for infertility treatment to the large multi-field
CEO: Dmitry Timokhin
GetLean is an online education project in nutrition and healthy food habits.
The project was started up in 2016 by Julia Kurbanova (a qualified
nutritiologist). After gaining the startup, Julia took on leadership of
nutritiology department of the Severgroup Medicine.
The main GetLean program is a 12 week-course. In comparison with other
courses, this one does not include any sportive activity, except walking. The
main point is the work on food and eating behavior. For this reason there are
psychologists involved in the project.
GetLean and Severgroup Medicine have the following team-work aims:
- To widen the patients‘ expertise: to work on illness prophylaxis through
developing the right eating habits
- To create a Russian-language high evidence knowledge database about healthy
eating behavior and professional societies in the nutrition area, including
dietitians, nutritiologists, biologists, fitness instructors and
- To advance a set of education programmes on the basis of the GetLean course
and raise the „Scandinavia“ specialists‘ qualification in order to apply an
algorithm that will allow the doctors to hold a conversation about nutrition
during an appointment at the clinic.