(PRESS RELEASE) ATLANTA - EyeSouth Partners announces that it has completed a strategic partnership with Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute and Boynton Beach ASC, expanding its presence into South Florida. EyeSouth is an eyecare-focused physician services organization formed by Shore Capital Partners, a leading lower middle market healthcare private equity firm.
Florida Eye Microsurgical is led by ophthalmologists Randy Katz, M.D., Lee Friedman, M.D., Barry Schechter, M.D., and Jason Gorscak, M.D., and CFO/Administrator Jason Feuer. The team consists of five ophthalmologists, one optometrist and about 75 support staff. The clinical staff provides care out of four locations in Boynton Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton and Jupiter, and the ophthalmologists perform surgery at Boynton Beach ASC. Florida Eye Microsurgical offers a full suite of medical and surgical eyecare, including cataract surgery, cornea services, retina services, dry eye, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and eyelid procedures.
"The mission of Florida Eye Microsurgical has always been to provide an outstanding vision care center to the population of South Florida," Katz said. "EyeSouth’s commitment to providing administrative, operational and management support services will enable us to build upon and further accelerate this mission in a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape."
Schechter said, “It was clear from the beginning that we shared similar values and had an alignment of interests with EyeSouth. We both share the core belief of providing the highest quality of clinical care while also providing our employees with opportunities for personal and professional development. We are excited to embark on this new phase with EyeSouth and have high aspirations for what we can accomplish together and offer our patients and employees.”
“We are extremely excited to expand into South Florida and have Florida Eye Microsurgical join EyeSouth,” said Eugene Gabianelli, M.D., chief medical officer of EyeSouth Partners. “The team of physicians at Florida Eye Microsurgical are well respected in the community and have a longstanding history of providing high quality medical and surgical care and contributing to ophthalmic research and clinical trials.”
Florida Eye Microsurgical will continue to operate under its brand, with no changes to its staff, physicians or locations. Feuer will continue to lead the practice as EyeSouth’s director of South Florida, anterior division.
EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of 52 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at 34 locations throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida.