SightMD Announces Strategic Partnership with Mid Island Eye Physicians & Surgeons

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SightMD (or the “Company”), a leading multi-specialty ophthalmology platform and a portfolio company of Chicago Pacific Founders, today announced a strategic partnership with Mid Island Eye Physicians & Surgeons (“Mid Island Eye” or “MIE”).

SightMD (or the “Company”), a leading multi-specialty ophthalmology platform and a portfolio company of Chicago Pacific Founders, today announced a strategic partnership with Mid Island Eye Physicians & Surgeons (“Mid Island Eye” or “MIE”). The partnership adds five physicians and one location in Bethpage, NY to SightMD’s team of over 50 physicians and 25 convenient locations in New York.

For more than 50 years, Mid Island Eye has been one of the Nassau County’s preeminent providers of comprehensive ophthalmic care, including laser cataract surgery, glaucoma services, and treatment for conditions affecting the cornea and retina. MIE’s physicians include Jordan Garelick, M.D., Ted Karl, M.D., Laurence Rubin, M.D., and Gregory Cowan, M.D.

“We could not be more thrilled to partner with Mid Island Eye, it’s talented physicians, and staff,” said Jeffrey Martin, M.D., a Founder of SightMD. “I have known Dr. Garelick, Dr. Karl, Dr. Rubin and Dr. Cowan for many years, and believe their clinically excellent practice and patient-first approach align well with SightMD.” John Passarelli, a Founder of SightMD, added, “We look forward to empowering MIE to continue its tradition of serving Nassau County with preeminent eyecare. Our full-service management services organization will enable MIE’s physicians to focus solely on delivering the highest-quality care to the community.”

Dr. Garelick said, “choosing a partner is one of the most critical decisions a practice can make. It was clear from the start of our discussions that the SightMD team knew what it took to take our practice to the next level, while preserving the culture and clinical focus MIE has demonstrated for over 50 years.”

Patients and referring doctors should expect no changes to Mid Island Eye’s providers and locations.

About SightMD
SightMD is a rapidly-growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients access to over 50 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists through the convenience of 25 locations spanning the east end of Long Island to Manhattan. SightMD’s track record of providing clinically-excellent care spans over 50 years, and its services include laser cataract surgery and lens implantation, glaucoma management, retinal disorder treatment, corneal services, neuro-ophthalmology, LASIK laser vision correction, oculoplastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and audiology. SightMD provides its physicians with world-class management services, including a 24/7 call center, billing, credentialing, human resources and other services, enabling them to continue delivering best-in-class care to patients in SightMD’s community. SightMD is backed by Chicago Pacific Founders, a leading middle market private equity firm which focuses exclusively on partnerships with growing companies in the healthcare services sector. For more information about SightMD, please visit http://www.sightmd.com

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