ATLANTA—EyeSouth Partners, an eyecare-focused management services organization committed to partnering with physicians to build a strong network of eyecare services in the U.S., has announced that it has partnered with Community Eye Care Specialists, representing its first affiliation in New York, third affiliation in Pennsylvania and 40th affiliation overall. EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of 40 practices with more than 300 doctors providing medical and surgical eyecare services at more than 180 locations including 20 surgery centers throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York, the company stated.

Community Eye Care Specialists is led by the physician team of Dr. Gordon Wuebbolt and Dr. Beau Froebel, serving patients in Pennsylvania for more than 27 years, according to the announcement. With five locations, the practice delivers personalized eyecare by specialized staff, utilizing the latest technology and surgical techniques.

“Partnering with EyeSouth is an exciting opportunity for our practice,” noted Dr. Wuebbolt. “The doctors and staff at Community Eye Care Specialists are proud to provide quality comprehensive vision services to patients in Pennsylvania and New York for over 27 years. EyeSouth shares our passion to offer the best possible treatment plans using the most advanced technology while providing undivided attention to our patients and their needs. This partnership will expand on Community Eye Care Specialists’ mission to help our patients live their best lives through compassionate, patient-centered eyecare.”

“We welcome Community Eye Care Specialists to the EyeSouth family with open arms,” said Dr. Eugene Gabianelli, chief medical officer of EyeSouth Partners. “Community Eye Care Specialists has cultivated an impressive practice, dedicated to providing high quality care to their patients. We look forward to supporting their development across Pennsylvania.”

Provident Healthcare Partners, a health care-focused investment bank, served as exclusive financial advisor to Community Eye Care Specialists in conjunction with its affiliation with EyeSouth.