EyeCare Partners, a St. Louis-based network of medical optometry and ophthalmology practices, has acquired Royal Oak ophthalmology provider Associated Retinal Consultants, one of the largest retina subspecialty practices in the nation. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
ARC employs 21 physicians in 16 company owned or leased locations throughout Michigan. Founded in 1971, ARC provides treatment for eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ocular disease, tumors, and other serious conditions.
“ARC’s subspecialty practice has an unparalleled reputation for exceptional clinical care and strong commitment to research,” says Kelly McCrann, CEO of ECP. “It is widely considered to be one of the premier retina treatment practices in the state of Michigan, as well as one of the finest retina practices in the U.S. ARC is highly complementary to our mission of providing patient-centered doctors with world-class business support to continue growing and delivering exceptional patient care.”
“We look forward to our new strategic partnership that will further our ability to deliver the highest quality medical and surgical treatment to patients for diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous,” says Drs. Alan Ruby and Tony Capone of ARC in a joint statement.