American Vision Partners, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive ophthalmic management companies, has announced details of its strategy and affiliation with Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center (BDP) and Southwestern Eye Center (Southwestern), as well as its growth plans and executive leadership team. Headquartered in Arizona, American Vision Partners will help its affiliated practices deliver an exceptional quality of patient care and attract and retain the best providers and staff.
As part of the new strategic partnership, BDP and Southwestern will continue to serve patients under its existing brands, while also benefiting from new opportunities to collaborate as part of the American Vision Partners alliance. Patients should expect to see their current doctors and have access to all of the same services at their local centers with an improved experience. Over time, patients and payors will benefit from the addition of new services, the opportunity to schedule appointments closer to home, reduced wait times as part of a larger provider base and greater efficiency in the scheduling and billing processes. American Vision Partners will support its affiliated practices in offering multi-specialty care while improving and tracking qualitative care metrics.
The board of directors appointed Kyle A. Bohannon to lead the business as president and CEO, with a focus on optimizing patient care and accelerating growth of the American Vision Partners platform.
“American Vision Partners was borne out of a collective goal to become the leader in the ophthalmology industry, and we are proud to have launched with such established brands,” Bohannon said. “Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern are synonymous with quality ophthalmic care. We will continue to enhance the quality of care provided at all of our centers and sharing the best practices of these two great organizations. Our goal is to maximize our shared opportunities to build a platform that can grow aggressively, while adding new services, exceptional providers and convenient locations. By executing on a very disciplined growth strategy, we will bring our outstanding patient service and exceptional medical outcomes to more patients who need our care nationwide.”
The company plans to invest in talent to promote organic growth, open new facilities and make strategic acquisitions to grow the American Vision Partners footprint. The goal is to create a scalable platform, allowing additional practices to fit seamlessly into the foundation of Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern.
Bohannon previously served as president and CEO of FastMed Urgent Care where, under his leadership, the company expanded from nine to more than 110 clinics in just six years. He brings significant experience in building large and scalable health care platforms, delivering sustainable growth and working with investors throughout the health care industry.
Bohannon will be supported by Chief Operating Officer Shane Armstrong, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Rabinowitz and Chief Financial Officer Darren Wight, all of whom have previously served at BDP or Southwestern in various leadership capacities. Together, the management team has more than 60 years of experience building scalable health care platforms. Dr. Lothaire Bluth, the founder of Southwestern, was appointed the chairman of the board, and Mark Rosenberg, the former CEO of BDP, was appointed as vice chairman.