In 2017, Gastro Health became South Florida’s largest gastroenterology provider with over 90 physicians at 26 locations. The company’s rapid and expansive growth provides patients with more opportunities to access expert GI physicians close to home.
This year, Gastro Health branched outside of Miami-Dade with locations in Wellington, Delray Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood and Cooper City while also adding additional locations in Hialeah and Kendall. In addition, Gastro Health is now on the west coast of Florida with two locations in Fort Myers. The group also plans to add more practices throughout Florida with acquisitions in Orlando, West Palm Beach and Naples.
“We are also looking to move out of Florida, as well, and are in discussions with groups in Texas, Indianapolis, Pennsylvania and Michigan,” said Alejandro Fernandez, Gastro Health CEO. “Our goal is to be a premier national GI group that provides a full continuum of digestive care with adult and pediatric gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons and imaging and infusion centers.”
In addition to expanding locations, Gastro Health also actively recruits physicians from around the country who are experts in the field of gastroenterology to come and practice in Florida. In fact, a report by the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida and the Teaching Hospital Council of Florida predicts a statewide shortage of doctors by the year 2025 in key specialties like psychiatry, surgery and gastroenterology.
“By recruiting top physicians to Gastro Health, not only are we providing our patients with access to experts who are constantly evolving the way GI care is delivered, but we are also addressing Florida’s physician shortage,” said Fernandez.
Gastro Health was founded in 2006 and provides patients access to some of the nation’s premier gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, and allied health professionals. In addition to delivering gastrointestinal care, providers offer a wide range of additional services including: anesthesia, infusion, imaging, pathology, specialty pharmacy and in-office RX dispensing.
Gastro Health takes pride in providing outstanding medical care and an exceptional healthcare experience for patients.
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