Eye Institute of West Florida Joins EyeCare Partners and Expands National Network of Clinically Integrated Eye Care Providers
ST. LOUIS, November 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – EyeCare Partners (ECP), the nation’s leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the Eye Institute of West Florida (EIWF), Tampa bay preeminent integrated practice of ophthalmology and optometry, expanding the breadth and depth of the network in Florida. An internationally recognized center of excellence and innovation, the EIWF has 25 providers spread over five comprehensive eye care sites, an aesthetic institute and a first-rate outpatient surgery center. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Eye Institute of West Florida is a pioneer in clinically integrated eye care, and we are delighted to add this in-depth expertise and knowledge to our network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, ”said David clark, CEO of EyeCare Partners. “We are confident that the doctors and team members of the EIWF will help us fulfill our mission of improving vision, advancing eye care and improving lives in the Florida and all over the United States “
With an excellent clinical reputation, EIWF is constantly advancing the spectrum of eye care and has always been a leader in providing cutting-edge ophthalmic treatments. The practice, with subspecialties in cataract and refractive surgery, cornea, glaucoma, retina and oculoplastic surgery, was one of the first in the world to offer advanced procedures such as 3D head-up cataract surgery, phacoemulsification and small incision. bimanual surgery.
“For nearly 50 years, the Eye Institute of West Florida was dedicated to enriching the lives of our patients through better vision. Joining the first clinically integrated eye care network demonstrates once again our commitment to providing the best eye care to our patients, ”said Dr. Robert weinstock, MD “Together, EIWF and ECP will continue to advance eye care as the leading provider of clinically integrated eye care in the country. “Dr. Robert weinstock will continue his clinical leadership under ECP as Divisional Medical Director.
ECP emphasizes the importance of physician leadership, through medical boards, in partnership with a diverse group of business leaders with extensive experience in the health field, all working closely together. collaboration to achieve the best results. ECP supports its practices by leveraging practice management expertise with the resources and knowledge inherent in its national medical group, while providing effective and efficient business functions in support of the growing demand for eye care, allowing physicians to focus on what they do best – providing personalized patient care.
“At EyeCare Partners, we are building a network of opportunities for our patients, physicians and staff, and the addition of the Eye Institute of West Florida further strengthens our expertise in market leading surgical solutions and advanced training, ”said ECP Chief Medical Director of Ophthalmology Joseph P. Gira, MD “As the healthcare field continues to evolve, solutions such as the integrated EyeCare Partners network that conveys shared knowledge and extensive resources will pave the way for our clinical teams to continue to provide the highest level of care. quality across the continuum of eye care. “
“When I founded the Eye Institute of West Florida, I did it with the vision of attracting the best doctors and using the best technology to Tampa Bay patients receive world-class eye care from specialists right here at home, ”said EIWF founder Stephen weinstock, MD, FACS. “Joining EyeCare Partners takes this vision to a new level, allowing us to leverage the shared knowledge of a national network of industry-leading physicians. “
The partnership is expected to close officially in mid-November.
About EyeCare Partners
EyeCare Partners is the leading provider of clinically integrated eye care in the country. Our national network of ophthalmologists and optometrists provide lifelong care to our patients with a mission to improve vision, advance eye care and improve life. The network of ECP physicians includes more than 150 ophthalmologists and 650 optometrists. Situated at St. Louis, Missouri, ECP-affiliated practices provide care in 18 states and 80 markets, offering services that span the continuum of eye care. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com.
About the Eye Institute West Florida
The Eye Institute of West Florida is a leading multi-specialty practice providing the highest quality of surgical and non-surgical eye care by board-trained and certified specialists and experts in each field of ophthalmology. Founded in Largo, Florida in 1974, EIWP specialists were trained in cataract, LASIK, glaucoma, vitreous retina or oculofacial plastic surgery, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.eyespecialist.com.
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