Southwest Eye Institute to Join American Vision Partners

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (March 11, 2021) – American Vision Partners (AVP), one of the largest and fastest-growing eye care practice management organizations in the nation, has announced a strategic partnership with Southwest Eye Institute.  Southwest Eye Institute, founded in 2004, is the largest eye care practice in El Paso, TX, with additional operations in Las Cruces, NM.

The partnership will extend AVP’s footprint and serve as a platform for expansion into Texas and New Mexico with the region’s leading eye care practice.

Southwest Eye Institute will continue to operate with no changes to its brand, existing providers or staff, and patients will continue to receive the highest quality care with the added support, technology, and equipment of AVP. The partnership will also provide patients with enhanced access to care through new location openings and additional sub-specialty coverage.

Dr. Marc Ellman, who founded Southwest Eye Institute and will continue to lead the practice, stated, “Since the beginning, I have always had a simple motto for providing medical care, which is to treat every patient as if they were a family member. This partnership is going to allow us to continue to combine compassion with the best comprehensive eye care possible.”

“Our team is very excited to work with the team at Southwest Eye Institute. We support their mission that focuses on patients and we look forward to partnering with them to provide even broader, stronger care to this new geographic region for AVP,” said Randy Dobbs, CEO of American Vision Partners.

About Southwest Eye Institute
Southwest Eye Institute is dedicated to delivering the best possible medical and surgical eye care for patients in West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern Mexico. They provide this care in the most compassionate manner possible, with the goal to always treat each patient the same way we would want our own family to be treated.

With locations in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico, they take pride in serving their community with the latest technology, highly-regarded doctors and caring teams.

American Vision Partners Announces New Chief Executive Officer

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (December 1, 2020) – American Vision Partners (“AVP”), one of the largest and fastest-growing eye care management organizations in the nation, announced the hire of its new Chief Executive Officer, Randy Dobbs.

Mr. Dobbs will focus on strategy, organizational development through process implementation, strategic affiliations, and communication.

Under Mr. Dobbs’ leadership, AVP will continue to invest in talent to promote accelerated organic growth, invest in new technologies, open new facilities, and make strategic acquisitions to grow the AVP footprint.  AVP will continue to support its affiliated practices in offering the highest quality of patient care across sub-specialties.

Mr. Dobbs joins AVP with more than three decades of executive leadership.  He recently served as a Senior Operating Executive within the healthcare industry for Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), a leading private equity firm.

Prior to his role at WCAS, Randy was the Chief Executive Officer for Matrix Medical Network, a provider of in-home health assessments for Medicare Advantage members across more than thirty states in North America. Mr. Dobbs provided the strategic vision, leadership direction, and organizational execution that enabled Matrix Medical to grow more than three-fold in three years under his leadership.

Over the course of his career, Randy has also served in CEO roles for U.S. Investigation Services, Philips Medical Systems North America, and GE Capital IT Solutions. His career with General Electric spanned 27 years, where he served as a Corporate Officer of the global corporation.

Mr. Dobbs is the author of Transformational Leadership: A Blueprint for Real Organizational Change, which details Randy’s proven methods to create a business environment of operational excellence, stellar financial performance and significant growth.

“I am thrilled to partner with the team at AVP and its affiliated practices,” commented Mr. Dobbs.  “AVP represents a differentiated platform in the eye care industry, driven by the quality of its affiliated practices, the strength of its team and a relentless dedication to patient care. I look forward to building on this foundation to expand AVP in the Southwestern U.S. and beyond.”

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center Ranked #1 Eye Care Center in 2020

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 6, 2020) – Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, an affiliate of American Vision Partners, is happy to announce that they have once again been voted #1 Eye Care Center in Arizona by Ranking Arizona. This represents the 8th consecutive year that they have won this prestigious award.

Ranking Arizona allows people to submit nominations and votes for the best businesses in Arizona. Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center has been named #1 Eye Center in Arizona since 2013.

Dr. Scott A. Perkins, a leading physician at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center and throughout the country, says “It is a great honor to continue to be recognized every year by patients throughout the state. We pride ourselves in being able to provide people with compassionate expert care.”

For more than 35 years, doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center have been focused on offering best-in-class service to their patients through leading-edge technology, experienced providers, and a genuine desire to help people see the world better.

“Our patients represent the focal point of our practice.  We are honored to be recognized by the people and communities we serve every day,” said Shane Armstrong, Co-President of American Vision Partners.

To schedule an appointment, please call 602-955-1000. Additional information can also be found online at www.GoodEyes.com

 

About Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center

The doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center are recognized leaders in providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care in Arizona for more than 35 years. Doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center use the most advanced technologies and techniques to treat patients at all stages of life. Comprehensive eye health services are provided by nationally renowned specialists in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vision correction, cornea, retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. Patients can expect compassionate and convenient care from the doctors of any of the Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center clinics. For more information, please visit www.GoodEyes.com.

Havasu Eye Center To Join American Vision Partners

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (January 7, 2020) – American Vision Partners (“AVP”), one of the largest and fastest growing eye care practice management organizations in the nation, announced the strategic partnership with Havasu Eye Center. The partnership will improve the quality of care for patients and bring more comprehensive vision care services to the Lake Havasu, Parker and Blythe communities.

As part of the American Vision Partners family, Dr. Stuart B. Adams, Dr. Stephanie L. Woo, Dr. Ariel Esquibel and the team at Havasu Eye Center will continue to provide patients the same high-quality care with the added support of American Vision Partners and their affiliates. “We are very excited to team up with American Vision Partners,” Dr. Adams said. “Our patients and the communities we serve will be positively impacted by the added benefits this partnership will bring.

“American Vision Partners has been focused on partnering with leading practices that share our desire to provide the highest quality of care throughout Arizona. Through our relationship with Havasu Eye Center, we will bring exceptional eye care to even more patients throughout the state of Arizona,” said Kyle A. Bohannon, President & CEO of American Vision Partners. “Havasu Eye Center’s loyal patients will benefit from even greater access to leading-edge technology, new services and nationally recognized surgeons.”

Havasu Eye Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care and taking care of patients’ eye care needs. The doctors at Havasu Eye Center examine, diagnose, treat and manage all eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. The doctors also provide services unique to the area, including Optomap® retinal evaluations and specialty contact lens fittings. The offices also offer many brands and types of prescription lenses, glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses.

The affiliation with Havasu Eye Center represents the ninth partnership announced by American Vision Partners within the last 24 months.

To learn more about a partnership with American Vision Partners, please visit www.AmericanVisionPartners.com, or contact Andrew Hewlett at Andrew.Hewlett@AmericanVisionPartners.com.

 

About Havasu Eye Center

Havasu Eye Center focuses on improving vision and managing eye health. The Havasu Eye offices have been serving their communities since 1947. In addition to these deep roots in the community, Havasu Eye Center and its doctors have stayed current and have implemented emerging technology, including specialty equipment and expertise of doctors, which are not available within a 200-mile radius. The practice is dedicated to providing the highest-level care for all patients’ eye care needs.

Retinal Consultants of Arizona Partners With American Vision Partners

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (SEPTEMBER 10, 2019) – American Vision Partners (“AVP”), one of the largest and fastest-growing eye care physician practice management organizations in the nation, is pleased to announce the completion of a strategic partnership with Retinal Consultants of Arizona (“RCA”), the largest retina provider in the Southwest. This partnership creates the fourth largest retina practice in the nation.

Retinal Consultants of Arizona will continue to operate independently under the RCA brand and manage the practice with no changes to its staff, physicians, clinics, and surgery center locations. With the full support of the AVP management team and infrastructure, the nine RCA physicians and staff will continue to serve their patients, communities, and partners.

“Our primary aim at RCA has always been to deliver exceptional medical and surgical retinal care, combined with an outstanding patient experience,” said Dr. Pravin Dugel, co-managing partner of RCA. “To further build upon this mission in a rapidly changing healthcare environment, we have partnered with American Vision Partners to help us expand our administrative and organizational structures.”

For approximately 40 years, RCA has offered first-class expertise in the treatment of diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous to patients across five Phoenix Metro clinics and two ambulatory surgery centers. An additional 25 satellite offices enable RCA to provide care in medically underserved areas.

“This partnership will combine the strengths of RCA’s specialty focus in retina with the formidable platform of AVP to help us deliver the best ophthalmology care in the nation,” said Dr. Derek Kunimoto, co-managing partner of RCA. “We are all committed to clinical excellence for our patients, increasing access to care, and providing our employees with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We share the common vision of building the leading ophthalmology practice in the Southwest and beyond.”

“We are very excited to partner with the RCA team as we continue to develop a premier network of medical and surgical eye care services in Arizona and throughout the Southwest,” added Kyle A. Bohannon, President & CEO of American Vision Partners. “Through this partnership, RCA patients will benefit from the most robust infrastructure in the industry, which aligns with the exceptional care provided by the RCA physicians. These collective efforts will also accelerate the growth of RCA’s leading clinical research practice, which will benefit from a combination with AVP’s patients, physicians, and clinics.”

“It is very exciting to expand the AVP retina practice through this partnership with such high-quality and well-respected physicians,” said Jordan Graff, MD, of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center. “The RCA doctors will be great additions to our current team of AVP retina specialists.”

The affiliation with Retinal Consultants of Arizona represents the eighth partnership announced by American Vision Partners within the last 24 months.

To learn more about a partnership with American Vision Partners, please contact Andrew Hewlett at Andrew.Hewlett@AmericanVisionPartners.com.

 

About Retinal Consultants of Arizona

Retinal Consultants of Arizona (“RCA”) was established in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona. Since inception, the practice has grown to include 30 locations throughout Arizona, providing improved access to the highest quality medical care. RCA is Arizona’s largest and most experienced ophthalmology practice focused specifically on the diagnosis and management of the retina and vitreous. RCA physicians believe in providing patients with professional, attentive, and personal care, while utilizing the latest technology and treatments.

Dr. Scott Perkins of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center Is First in Arizona to Implant Alcon’s Acrysof IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Sept 3, 2019) – Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, an American Vision Partners affiliate, is the first practice in Arizona to provide a new solution for patients with presbyopia following the recent FDA approval of Alcon’s Acrysof IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL.

Alcon has paired their Acrysof IQ Intraocular Lense (“IOL”) with a proprietary design from PanOptix. With this breakthrough technology, the new trifocal lens will allow cataract and refractive lens exchange surgeons to correct for their patients’ immediate, near and distance vision.

“We are proud to bring this new class of IOLs to the largest eye care market in the world,” said David J. Endicott, Chief Executive Officer of Alcon.

FDA approval was based on results from a study of 12 investigational sites in the U.S. “With this single trifocal lens design, PanOptix patients demonstrated exceptional, uninterrupted vision. The results also showed high patient satisfaction with more than ninety-nine percent of PanOptix patients saying they would choose the same lens again.” (1)

Dr. Scott Perkins, MD, a Founding Partner of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, will be the first eye surgeon in Arizona to perform surgery using the new lens. Dr. Perkins and Barnet Dulaney Perkins continue to be at the forefront of new technology in identifying the best vision solutions for their patients. Just last year, Dr. Perkins performed the first surgery in the Southwest U.S. with the Vision Toric Implantable Contact Lense (“ICL”).

“We are extremely proud to have Dr. Perkins perform the first surgery in Arizona utilizing this incredible new lens. One of the fundamental tenets of our practice is providing our patients with the most advanced technology options for improving and preserving their vision,” said Kyle Bohannon, President & CEO of American Vision Partners.

“I’m honored to be able to be the first to bring the Trifocal IOL to Barnet Dulaney Perkins. I believe that our patients will benefit greatly from having new and improved options for their sight,” says Dr. Scott Perkins.

For more information about Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center and our expertise in premium lens implantation, visit https://www.goodeyes.com/cataract-premium-lenses/

Visit https://www.alcon.com/media-release/alcon-introduces-acrysof-iq-panoptix-trifocal-iol-us-first-and-only-fda-approved to find out more about the Acrysof IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL.

 

About Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center

The doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center are recognized leaders in providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care in Arizona for more than 35 years. Doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center use the most advanced technologies and techniques to treat patients at all stages of life. Comprehensive eye health services are provided by nationally renowned specialists in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vision correction, cornea, retina, glaucoma and oculoplastics. Patients can expect compassionate and convenient care from the doctors of any of the Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center clinics. For more information, please visit GoodEyes.com.

(1) AcrySof®IQ PanOptix®Directions For Use.

Schaffer Vision To Join American Vision

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (July 2, 2019) – American Vision Partners, one of the largest and fastest growing eye care practice management organizations in the nation, and Southwestern Eye Center, an affiliate of American Vision Partners, announced a strategic partnership with Schaffer Vision, a Sun City West and Anthem-based ophthalmology practice. The partnership between the two practices will improve the quality of care for patients in these locations by bringing even more comprehensive vision care services to the community.

Under the Southwestern Eye Center brand, Dr. Charles L. Schaffer and the Schaffer Vision team will continue to work in the Sun City West and Anthem clinic locations to bring expert care to their patients. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the team at American Vision Partners and Southwestern Eye Center,” Schaffer said. “Their commitment to putting patients first is consistent with the way I have built my practice. I am excited about all of the benefits this partnership will bring to our patients throughout the Northwest Valley and Anthem.”

“We are committed to providing best-in-class vision care throughout Arizona, and by partnering with Dr. Schaffer, we will bring our unique brand of eye care to even more patients throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area,” said Kyle A. Bohannon, President & CEO of American Vision Partners. “We are also excited to offer our services to patients residing in the growing Anthem community.”

Dr. Schaffer treats medical and surgical disorders of the eye, including cataracts and glaucoma, specializing in multifocal lens implants and toric lens implants to treat astigmatism.

The affiliation with Schaffer Vision represents the seventh partnership announced by American Vision Partners within the last two years. AVP most recently partnered with M&M Eye Institute and Abrams Eye Institute, to provide even more vision care services to patients throughout Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.

To learn more about a partnership with American Vision Partners, please visit www.AmericanVisionPartners.com, or contact Andrew Hewlett at Andrew.Hewlett@AmericanVisionPartners.com.

 

About Schaffer Vision

Schaffer Vision has clinics located in Sun City West and Anthem, Arizona, where Dr. Charles L. Schaffer has been practicing ophthalmology since 1994. Schaffer Vision has always been committed to the highest standards of care, offering a wide array of general and specialized services. Dr. Schaffer’s team is determined to help patients improve their sight while providing a very positive, personalized experience.

American Vision Partners Announces New Oculofacial Practice: Visage Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery

Phoenix, Arizona (February 13, 2019) – American Vision Partners, one of the largest and fastest growing eye care practice management organizations in the nation, announced a new addition to their growing list of ophthalmology brands: Visage Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery. Visage is the first-ever stand-alone oculofacial center created within a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice.

Read more

Abrams Eye Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada to Join American Vision Partners

Phoenix, Arizona (January 2, 2019) – American Vision Partners, one of the largest and fastest growing eye care practice management organizations in the nation, announced a partnership with Las Vegas, Nevada-based Abrams Eye Institute. The affiliation of the two businesses will improve the quality of care for patients in the Las Vegas, Henderson and Pahrump areas of Nevada by bringing additional world-class doctors, more comprehensive vision care services and additional locations to the community.

Read more

McDougal Eye Center in Mesa, Arizona to Join American Vision Partners

Phoenix, Arizona (December 07, 2018) – American Vision Partners, one of the largest and fastest growing eye care practice management organizations in the nation, and Southwestern Eye Center, an affiliate of American Vision Partners, announced the strategic partnership with Mesa, Arizona-based McDougal Eye Center. The affiliation of the two businesses will improve the quality of care for patients in the Mesa area by bringing more comprehensive vision care services to the community.

Read more