Pacific Northwest Retina (PNR) has joined the national consortium of Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services company. PNR, based in Bellevue, Washington, is the organization's 18th member.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the organization.
PNR's 10 board-certified physicians serve patients in seven locations in the Seattle area. Bellevue, Bellingham, Burlington, Ellensburg, Kent Station, Mountain Lake, and Seattle are among PNR's locations.
PNR, formerly known as Proliance Retina, has been one of Seattle's and the Northwest's long-standing centers of excellence for retinal care. Dr. Craig Wells and Dr. Robert Nash founded the firm in December 2005, and their clinical offices were located on the Swedish Hospital campus in Seattle.
"We are the largest retina group practice in the Pacific Northwest. The relationship with RCA provides a unique opportunity to closely collaborate with some of the best retinal physicians in the world and give our patients direct access to promising investigational therapies, many for disorders that currently have no proven treatments,” said David Saperstein, MD, Pacific Northwest Retina.
"RCA’s strong capital position will allow us to continue to grow, making it easier for our patients to access this state-of-the-art care while maintaining our high quality of service throughout the organization.“
RCA runs practices in New York, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Colorado, Utah, and California.
In October this year, Retina Consultants of America (RCA) announced the acquisition of Colorado Retina Associates (CRA) to its national consortium, expanding its footprint into a new territory.