Gastro Health acquiring Gastroenterology Specialists, continuing Florida expansion efforts — 4 insights

Miami-based Gastro Health entered into an agreement to acquire Longwood, Fla.-based Giles Gastroenterology Center, doing business as Gastroenterology Specialists.

What you should know:

1. The acquisition is Gastro Health's second in the central Florida market. Gastro Health is in the process of expanding across the state. The practice has an extensive presence in southern Florida.

2. Gastroenterology Specialists was established in 1986. Andrew Giles, MD, Anthony Coppola, MD, and Anthony Lin, MD, will all join Gastro Health.

3. Dr. Giles said, "We are pleased and excited to join Gastro Health. The combination of our shared values having quality personnel and compassionate care, along with Gastro Health's robust infrastructure, allows us to expand our capability and to improve the health of our patients."

4. Gastro Health CEO Joseph Garcia lauded Gastroenterology Specialists, saying the acquisition, "enhances our ability to deliver quality care to the Orlando market."

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