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Gastro Health Establishes Presence in Massachusetts

Partnership with three GI practices brings Gastro Health to its seventh state

February 3, 2022 – Gastro Health, a leading national medical group specializing in digestive and liver health, has partnered with three Massachusetts gastroenterology practices making their first appearances in the state, as well as the Northeast, and marking their presence in seven states across the country.

Gastro Health has partnered with Greater Boston Gastroenterology, PC, Digestive Health Specialists, PC and Middlesex Gastroenterology, PC Together they will form the first members of Gastro Health – Massachusetts with 20 physicians and seven Advanced Practice Practitioners (APPs) in six office locations in cities across Massachusetts, including Framingham, Marlborough, Waltham, Chelmsford and Acton.

Patients will be able to continue to access high-quality gastroenterology services such as colon cancer screening, endoscopy and treatment for a host of conditions including, but not limited to, diseases liver disease, IBS, gastrointestinal bleeding, gallbladder and bile duct problems, Crohn’s disease and colitis. , pancreatitis and bands of hemorrhoids. Additionally, patients will also be able to access infusion and imaging services, pathology, weight loss and nutrition services, and the opportunity to participate in clinical research, providing patients with access to the latest treatments and medicines not yet available to the general public.

“We are very pleased to work with these three high quality GI practices and now have a presence in New England,” said Joseph Garcia, CEO of Gastro Health. “Our partnership with these practices will serve as an important foundation as we continue to expand our presence in and around the region.”

“Joining a proven national leader like Gastro Health is the first step in continuing to build a stellar GI group and bringing together the right resources for our patients and the communities we serve,” said George Dickstein, MD, FASGE, AGAF, of Greater Boston Gastroenterology. “It is an honor to join such compassionate and dedicated colleagues in providing a more comprehensive offering of gastrointestinal care in Massachusetts.”

This latest partnership with Gastro Health follows a period of continued national growth and expansion in the single-specialty gastroenterology industry over the past five years. Gastro Health operates in seven states – Florida, Alabama, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and now Massachusetts – with 360 physicians and 145 locations including medical offices, infusion centers, imaging departments and specialty pharmacies. In addition, Gastro Health owns and operates endoscopy centers in five of the seven states and operates pathology and anesthesia services.

Advisors

McGuireWoods served as legal counsel to Gastro Health and Coker Capital served as exclusive financial counsel to Greater Boston Gastroenterology, PC, Digestive Health Specialists, PC and Middlesex Gastroenterology, PC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Gastro Health

Gastro Health is one of the leading gastroenterology platforms in the United States, supporting practices in Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia and Washington. Gastro Health strives to provide exceptional medical care and an exceptional healthcare experience. Gastro Health care teams use technology, clinical expertise and compassionate care to provide a personalized approach to digestive health and overall well-being. Learn more at GastroHealth.com.


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