EyeSouth Partners has announced that it has completed a strategic partnership with Georgia Eye Associates, expanding its presence into the Lawrenceville and northeast Atlanta regions. EyeSouth is an eye care-focused physician services organization formed by Shore Capital Partners, a leading lower middle market healthcare private equity firm. EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of 63 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at 40 locations throughout Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.
Georgia Eye Associates is led by physicians Donald Poland, MD, Kris Gillian, MD, and Frank Winski, OD, who provide care at four clinical locations in Lawrenceville, Buckhead, Tucker, and Braselton, Georgia. Georgia Eye Associates offers a full suite of eye care services including laser cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, diabetic eye management, LASIK, oculoplastics, dry eye management and routine eye exams.
“Our partnership with EyeSouth is a key part of our long-term commitment to our patients and to constantly improving their quality of care,” Dr. Donald Poland said in a news release. “As part of the EyeSouth affiliation network, we will begin our next phase of growth with the dedicated support of EyeSouth. The EyeSouth partnership will ensure access to the latest technologies, best-in-class administrative support, and industry-leading physician expertise. At Georgia Eye Associates, our goal has always been to improve the quality of our patients’ lives through better vision and EyeSouth will help us continue to achieve that goal.”
Dr. Donald Poland started providing eye care in the Lawrenceville community in 1988 and Georgia Eye Associates has been growing throughout northeast Atlanta ever since. Georgia Eye Associates will continue to operate under its brand, with no changes to its staff, physicians or locations.
“Drs. Poland, Gillian and Winski along with the entire Georgia Eye Associates team have rightfully earned a reputation for high quality patient care. We are looking forward to taking this partnership to the next level and providing our expertise and best practices to continue Georgia Eye Associates’ history of growth and quality care,” said Eugene Gabianelli, MD, Chief Medical Officer of EyeSouth Partners.