Florida orthopedic practices combine, become 150-provider supergroup: 5 things to know

Practice Management

Two large orthopedic practices in Florida have merged into a supergroup, becoming the biggest orthopedic group in Florida.

Five things to know:

1. Florida Orthopaedic Institute merged with Clearwater, Fla.-based OrthoCare Florida. The combined entity includes 150 providers and 17 locations across the Tampa Bay Area.

2. MD Healthcare Partners in Tampa led the merger and will provide executive management services to the new entity. The group aims to continue growth across the state of Florida.

3. In addition to its multiple offices, the group has eight affiliated outpatient ASCs and two orthopedic urgent care centers. It also offers physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and chiropractic care.

4. The practice will remain physician-led and have a corporate infrastructure for employees. All employees were retained in the merger.

5. Florida Orthopaedic Institute will continue its affiliation with local hospitals and its residency and fellowship program with the University of South Florida post-merger.

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