Gastroenterology’s Biggest Threats

Many gastroenterologists are worried about a physician shortage and colonoscopy backlogs in the coming years. Eight leaders in gastroenterology spoke with Becker’s ASC Review about these threats and others they perceive to be the biggest in the industry.

United Digestive Partners with Florida-Based Associates in Digestive Health

United Digestive announces expansion into Southwest Florida through its partnership with Associates in Digestive Health (AIDH). Founded in 2003, AIDH’s team of seven gastroenterologists operates clinics in both Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Fla. “We are proud to finalize our partnership with Associates in Digestive Health,” said Neal C. Patel, MD, Chief Strategy Officer of United Digestive. “This team of gastroenterologists has a strong patient-first reputation in the community which aligns with our core values. By joining forces with them, we aim to affiliate with other like-minded practices in the region.”

GI Alliance Further Expands into Florida with Gastroenterology Associates of Florida

GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, announced expansion into Florida through a partnership with Gastroenterology Associates of Florida. Gastroenterology Associates of Florida has been providing comprehensive patient care in gastroenterology, hepatology, and endoscopy in Palm Beach County for over 30 years. With a team of 8 GI-trained physicians and three advanced practice providers, Gastroenterology Associates of Florida has grown to become a significant provider of high-quality, lower-cost, independent GI care in the state. Gastroenterology Associates of Florida has three locations serving Wellington, Boynton Beach, Atlantis, Jupiter, and the Palm Beaches.

Gastro Health Further Expands Presence in Ohio

Gastro Health, a national leading medical group specializing in digestive and liver health, continues to expand its presence in the state of Ohio through their newly-announced partnership with Gastro-Intestinal Associates, Inc., effective October 1, 2021. Gastro-Intestinal Associates Inc. consists of a main office in Lima, Ohio and six other surrounding satellite locations throughout Northwestern Ohio in the cities of Ada, Bluffton, Celina, Delphos, Glandorf, and Van Wert. The practice also includes an infusion center and an ambulatory surgery center – The Endoscopy Center of West Central Ohio. This partnership will add six physicians and six nurse practitioners to the Gastro Health Ohio teams.

Capital Digestive Care Finalizes Partnership with Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater

Capital Digestive Care (CDC) announced that it had finalized its partnership with Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater, PLLC (GLST), continuing its growth as the largest private gastroenterology (GI) practice in the Mid-Atlantic Region. With 34 board-certified physicians, 12 advanced care providers, and 8 locations, GLST is the Tidewater region’s leading liver and gastroenterology care practice. With the addition of GLST, CDC will double its footprint in the Mid-Atlantic, bringing the number of GI specialists serving the region to 128.

What Are GI’s Biggest Disrupters?

Seven gastroenterology leaders spoke with Becker’s ASC Review on what they see as the biggest disrupter in the GI industry.

Gastro Health Expands Footprint in Central Florida

Gastro Health, a national leading medical group specializing in digestive and liver health, is expanding their presence to nineteen locations within Central Florida and the Greater Orlando region through a partnership with two additional gastroenterology practices, Gastro Center of Florida and Mid Florida Gastroenterology Consultants P.C., effective September 1, 2021. This expansion means there will now be 15 GI offices with a cumulative 18 GI physicians and 10 advanced practice providers in the area where patients can access timely care for a spectrum of gastrological issues, three infusion centers, and one endoscopy surgery center.

Gastro Health Signs Partnership with The Gastroenterology Group in Virginia

Gastro Health, a national leading medical group specializing in digestive and liver health, has signed a definitive agreement to partner with The Gastroenterology Group based in Reston, Virginia. This agreement also includes the state-of-the-art endoscopy center, Reston Endoscopy Center, and an infusion center. The deal is scheduled to close on September 1. The Gastroenterology Group consists of seven board-certified gastroenterologists and three physician assistants.

What Will PE Do to GI Care? 4 Physicians Weigh In

Private equity investment has grown rapidly in 2021 with groups such as PE GI Alliance, Gastro Health and GI Alliance snapping up deals. Four gastroenterologists told Becker’s ASC Review how they predict private equity will affect the GI landscape and patient care.