ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EyeCare Partners (ECP), the largest national integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Commonwealth Eye Care Associates (CECA). ECP has a network of more than 300 ophthalmologists and more than 700 optometrists spanning 18 states, enabling the organization to serve more than three million patients annually across the United States.
“At EyeCare Partners, we are focused on improving eye care by building a network of top eyecare professionals,” said David Clark, CEO of ECP. “With the addition of Commonwealth Eye Care Associates, we are delighted to integrate the practice’s broad expertise into our clinically integrated organization. This addition to our network will allow us to provide more patients in Virginia with seamless, personalized care and, in turn, enable broader access to a full continuum of eye care.
Through this partnership, ECP is expanding its presence in Virginia to include two additional clinical sites. The nine physicians joining ECP through CECA are a mix of top ophthalmologists and optometrists with subspecialties ranging from cataracts, cornea, dry eye, glaucoma, LASIK and oculoplasty.
“CECA has been a leader in the clinically integrated model of referral-centered patient care for many years. We work in a cooperative effort at CECA, especially with physicians in our community to ensure that patients receive the best possible care,” said Andrew J. Michael, MD of CECA. “Joining EyeCare Partners allows us to work on a larger scale with a partner who shares our philosophy and approach to integrated eye care. We are thrilled to be part of the ECP team and look forward to further developing our expertise, resources and best practices. »
ECP emphasizes the importance of physician leadership through Medical Executive Boards (MEBs) that work in partnership with a diverse group of healthcare business leaders to achieve the best outcomes for physicians. patients and business results. ECP supports its practices by leveraging practice management expertise with the resources and knowledge inherent in its national medical group to meet the growing demand for quality eye care, allowing physicians to focus on what they do best: provide personalized patient care.
About EyeCare Partners
EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our nationwide network of more than 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provide lifelong care to our patients with a mission to improve vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, more than 680 ECP-affiliated practice centers provide services that span the eye care continuum in 18 states and 30 markets. For more information, visit https://www.eyecare-partners.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn.