Retina Consultants of America (“RCA”), a comprehensive physician management services organization, welcomes its 12th practice, The Retina Center of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota to its prestigious nationwide group of retina practices. The addition of The Retina Center expands RCA’s presence in Minnesota, as they join forces with RCA’s existing partner in the region, Vitreoretinal Surgery (VRS). Founded in 1985, The Retina Center has thoughtfully grown to encompass eight clinic locations in the Twin Cities region.
Sunvera Group (“Sunvera”), a management services organization providing support services to ophthalmology practices across multiple subspecialties as well as ophthalmic-focused ambulatory surgery centers, announced a new partnership with TruVista Surgery Center, growing its network of progressive organizations providing the highest level of specialty eye care. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, TruVista Surgery Center was founded and developed by leading ophthalmologists in the Detroit metropolitan area to deliver high-quality, cost-effective and convenient surgical eye care to patients. Sunvera is a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners.
EyeSouth Partners (“EyeSouth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the additions of Dr. John Forrest of Forrest Eye Centers based in Gainesville, Georgia and Dr. Thomas Edwards of Advanced Vision based in Decatur, Georgia. As part of these additions, Dr. Forrest will join Gainesville Eye Associates and Dr. Edwards will join Georgia Eye Partners. “Both partnerships highlight the increasingly challenging environment that solo physicians face managing the administrative burden with busy clinical schedules,” said Dr. Eugene Gabianelli, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of EyeSouth Partners.
Retina Consultants of America (“RCA”), a comprehensive physician management services organization, welcomes its 11th practice, Retinal Consultants of San Antonio to its esteemed group of retina practices. Retinal Consultants of San Antonio has been the premier retina surgical practice in South Central Texas for over two decades. The addition of Retinal Consultants of San Antonio bolsters RCA’s presence in Texas, as they join forces with RCA’s existing partner practice Retina Consultants of Texas (RCTX). Over the last year and a half, RCA has grown to include more than 700,000 annual patient visits, 82 locations and 100 physicians across eight states.
Encouraged by the strong operational performance of its growing portfolio of practices, Keplr Vision has announced the addition of 43 partnerships in the first half of 2021, with 10 of the practices located in Washington state and six in New Mexico. The addition of these new practice organizations increases the Keplr Vision management portfolio to more than 230 locations across more than 30 states, the firm’s announcement late last week noted.
FFL Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, and the Dr H Doug Barnes Family have acquired all of the outstanding Class A common shares of the New Look Vision Group Inc for USD50.00 in cash per Share, other than certain Shares held by certain shareholders who received consideration consisting of common shares of the purchaser.
EyeSouth Partners (“EyeSouth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed an affiliation with Retina Care Specialists (“RCS”). The affiliation represents EyeSouth’s fifth in the state of Florida and twenty-fourth affiliation overall. Retina Care Specialists is led by Drs. Mark Michels, Adrian Lavina, Paul Gallogly and Philip Laird. For over 20 years, Retina Care Specialists and its board-certified ophthalmologists have offered first-class expertise in the treatment of retinal, macular, and vitreous diseases to patients throughout South Florida.
EyeSouth Partners (“EyeSouth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed an affiliation with Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons (“GEPS”). The affiliation represents EyeSouth’s tenth in the state of Georgia and twenty-third affiliation overall. EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of 23 practices with nearly 200 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at over 110 locations. Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons is led by Dr. William Segal and has provided its North Georgia patients with a full array of routine eye care, eye disease treatment, and refractive eye surgery for nearly twenty years.
Piedmont Retina Associates, led by Dr. Nick McLane, MD officially joined the Eye Health America (EHA)/Clemson Eye family on April 30th. Dr. McLane has been a leader in vitreoretinal eyecare in the Upstate for over 35 years. He and his team will merge into the existing Clemson Eye Greenville Pelham Road clinic where he will be able to expand retina/posterior eyecare services to complement its full-service sub-specialty offering to the Upstate region. Clemson Eye is a well-established group of eye physicians and surgeons who pride themselves in offering patients the most innovative diagnostic services and treatments available.
VSP Ventures announced Wednesday the acquisitions of El Cerrito Optometry and Laguna Creek Optometry, each of which operates one location in El Cerrito, Calif., and Elk Grove, Calif., respectively. Both practices will continue to operate under their current names and offer the same trusted service, according to the VSP Ventures announcement. (Both El Cerrito and Elk Grove are in northern California.) VSP Ventures had previously announced four other partnership acquisitions in 2021, including two in Irvine, Calif., announced in March.
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