PE-Backed SightMD Announces a Strategic Partnership With Larry P. Berstein, MD, FAAO

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—SightMD, a multi-specialty ophthalmology platform, has established a strategic partnership with Larry P. Berstein, MD, FAAO, a Nassau County-based ophthalmologist. Sight Growth Partners, the administrative services provider for SightMD, will also serve Dr. Berstein in all administrative matters. The acquisition represents SightMD's first office in Plainview, N.Y., with Dr. Berstein bringing 35-plus years of ophthalmic experience to SightMD’s growing team of over 80 providers and 39 locations in the greater tri-state area.

SightMD is a portfolio company of Chicago Pacific Founders. The group, which has continued to serve the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, noted that it “continues to expand and look for additional practices and doctors that align with our values and patient-first mindset,” according to the announcement.

Dr. Berstein graduated from Boston University. He went on to complete both his internship in internal medicine and residency in ophthalmology at Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals), where he was chief resident in ophthalmology from 1981-1982.

"As we continue to expand our practice, we're fortunate to be able to welcome a physician with the skill and reputation of Dr. Berstein to our growing SightMD family," Jeffrey Martin, MD, a co-founder and chief executive of SightMD, said in the announcement. "Dr. Berstein has built a legacy of superior patient care and is very well known in the Nassau County ophthalmology community. He has always been on the forefront of our specialty's patient care advancements and we could not be more excited to partner with him at his Plainview office."