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.