Gastro Health, a national leading medical group specializing in digestive and liver health, is expanding their presence to nineteen locations within Central Florida and the Greater Orlando region through a partnership with two additional gastroenterology practices, Gastro Center of Florida and Mid Florida Gastroenterology Consultants P.C., effective September 1, 2021.
This expansion means there will now be 15 GI offices with a cumulative 18 GI physicians and 10 advanced practice providers in the area where patients can access timely care for a spectrum of gastrological issues, three infusion centers, and one endoscopy surgery center.
“The population in the Greater Orlando area continues to see rapid growth, which means greater access to healthcare should follow suit,” said Gastro Health CEO Joseph Garcia. “By bringing together more gastroenterology providers and treatment options to the community, we look forward to serving patients with our GI partners in this growing region and welcome these new practitioners to the Gastro Health family.”
Led by Dr. Antonio DeCarli, Gastro Center of Florida is a leader in GI treatment in Volusia County. Located in New Smyrna Beach, the practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive and liver disease in adults including colon cancer screening, heartburn/acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, cirrhosis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, fecal incontinence, and even an outpatient non-surgical weight loss option.
“Our mission has always been to provide the highest quality compassionate, accessible and affordable care to patients suffering from digestive ailments,” said Dr. DeCarli. “By joining the Gastro Health family, we can collaborate with like-minded professionals and stay true to our mission.”
Mid Florida Gastroenterology Consultants P.C., based in Ocoee, Florida and led by Dr. M. Reza Mastali, will also join Gastro Health.
“When my practice decided to look for a partner that could take us to the next level, we looked no further than Gastro Health, a national leader in the gastroenterology space that has an outstanding track record of helping practices navigate the complexities of the healthcare business,” said Dr. Mastali.
Dr. Mastali founded Mid Florida Gastroenterology Consultants in 2006. Since then, he has served the communities of Ocoee, Winter Garden, and Windermere, Florida with great devotion to quality and compassionate care. He specializes in multi-variety of gastrointestinal disorders and liver disease.
These most recent acquisitions by Gastro Health marks the continuation of a rapid growth and expansion period through a series of mergers and acquisitions within the single-specialty gastroenterology sector over the last two years. Gastro Health has practices in Florida, Alabama, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland with over 100 locations consisting of medical office practices, infusion centers, imaging services and a specialty pharmacy. Additionally, Gastro Health owns and operates endoscopy centers in five of the six states.