SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization, has added its first practice partnership in Indiana, via its affiliation with Associated Vitreoretinal and Uveitis Consultants  (AVRUC), according to an announcement Monday. This new partnership extends RCA’s reach into Indiana and also expands its national footprint in its “continuous pursuit to provide the highest level of care and treatment to patients,” the announcement noted. AVRUC has a total of three locations in Indianapolis and Bloomington, Ind.

The terms of the AVRUC partnership—which marks the management organization’s 23rd alliance—were not disclosed. RCA is a portfolio company of Webster Equity Partners

For over 40 years, AVRUC doctors and staff have made it their purpose and mission to provide the people of Indiana with world-class retina care. They have since grown to three locations in the region and have continued to deliver best-in-class care to patients with quality and compassion at the helm, the announcement noted.

“It is with great anticipation, pleasure and honor that Associated Vitreoretinal and Uveitis Consultants of Indianapolis announce their partnership and affiliation with Retina Consultants of America,” Ramana Moorthy, chief executive officer of AVRUC, said. “This is an exciting time of rapid biotechnological innovations and changing practice management landscapes affecting the future of medical and surgical retina care in Indiana.

"AVRUC welcomes the opportunity to chart a new and prosperous course of delivering the best retinal and uveitis care to our patients, retaining autonomy of practice self-governance, expanding clinical research in retina and uveitis, and embracing a course of broad practice outreach and expansion in Indiana through a mutually beneficial partnership with RCA.”

AVRUC has a team of leading clinicians who treat medical and surgical conditions of the retina and vitreous. Their comprehensive care covers age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, inherited retinal disease, uveitis, and other related eye diseases, the announcement stated.

“I am thrilled to call the physicians of Associated Vitreoretinal and Uveitis Consultants my newest partners,” said Larry Halperin, MD, of RCA’s Retina Group of Florida. “The doctors [Ramana] Moorthy, [F. Ryan] Prall, [Rodney] Bucher and [Mark] Kaehr are perfect examples of a quintessential fit with Retina Consultants of America; complete dedication to patient care and clinical excellence is at the core of their Indiana practice.”

RCA includes practices in Indiana, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The group now includes more than 175 physicians.

Formed by Webster Equity Partners and based in Southlake, Texas, RCA seeks to partner with leading retina specialists who seek a strategic partner with the capital resources and expertise to invest in their practice infrastructure and position them for continued growth in their markets. RCA is unique in offering the first horizontal alliance in the eyecare field focused solely on retinal care.

For more information about RCA partnerships, contact Robert Grabow at (972) 779-0794.