Two ENT Practices to Become the Largest ENT Practice in the State of Florida – Select Physicians Alliance and ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida
TAMPA, Fla. – October 11, 2019 – Two large ear, nose, throat and allergy practices signed a binding letter of intent on September 14, 2019 to join and become Florida’s largest ENT and Allergy practice. They will have a total of 88 physicians and 61 locations throughout the state of Florida and expect to complete the merger in the third quarter of 2020.
This relationship will increase the service area to better serve the needs of insurers, employers and patients; create greater efficiencies and outcomes in the delivery of healthcare services; provide more efficient and professional business management; enhance marketing and branding capabilities; increase recruiting and retention opportunities; and enhance compliance and information technology capabilities.
“With a larger practice, we are able to offer increased efficiencies for our patients,” says Miguel Rivera, M.D., CEO & President of Select Physicians Alliances and a Board Certified Otolaryngologist for Florida E.N.T. & Allergy, a division of Select Physician Alliance.
Select Physicians Alliance commenced on November 1, 2011 and has a total of 20 locations in 4 counties: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando and Pasco. They have 34 physicians, 1 physician assistant, 1 nurse practitioner, 28 audiologists, 2 speech language pathologists, and 4 physical therapists. Select Physicians Alliance consists of the following practices:
– Scotch Institute of Ear Nose & Throat
– Ear Nose & Throat Associates
– Tampa Bay Hearing & Balance Center
– Florida E.N.T. & Allergy
– Suncoast ENT Surgical Specialists
– Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers
ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida has 41 locations across 10 counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Orange, Hillsborough, Duval and Bay. They have 54 physicians, 13 physician assistants and nurse practitioners, 34 audiologists, and 1 speech language pathologist.
Patients who received care with either practice will continue to see their same ENT physician, so there will not be a disruption in treatment.
“The merger of our two practices will increase the overall efficiencies of our organization and the sharing of best clinical practices will allow us to continue to provide high quality ear, nose, throat and allergy care for families throughout the state of Florida.” Says Dr. Nathan Nachlas, M.D., President of ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida.
Todd Blum, MHA, MBA, CMPE, the CEO of ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida, says “we are excited to welcome our new physicians and staff from Select Physicians Alliance into the practice”. “We look forward to our continued expansion which will help improve access for patients in need of general and subspecialty otolaryngology medical and surgical services”.
For more information about Select Physicians Alliance, go to www.selectphysiciansalliance.com. For more information about ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida, go to www.entaaf.com.