Physician group adds $2.8M ASC to 7-practice portfolio — 1 year ago 'we weren't an entity'

After suing for independence from Atrium Health in 2018, Tryon Medical Partners has opened a $2.8 million gastroenterology facility in Charlotte, N.C., the Charlotte Business Journal reports.

What you should know:

1. The 11,500-square-foot Tryon Endoscopy Center occupies space in a two-story medical building, where Charlotte-based Tryon Medical also invested $1.3 million in a diagnostic center. The endoscopy center opened Feb. 14.

2. Tryon Endoscopy Center will employ 30 physicians and medical professionals, with 12 bay areas and four endoscopy suites. The center is already fully booked for the coming months, Tryon Medical Partners head Dale Owen, MD, told the Charlotte Business Journal.

3. The physicians behind Tryon Medical sued for independence from Charlotte-based Atrium Health's Mecklenburg Medical Group in April 2018. They officially separated from the group Sept. 1, 2018.

4. Tryon Medical opened two locations Sept. 5, 2018, three in October 2018 and two at later dates. The group now comprises 89 physicians.

"A year ago, we weren't an entity. Now, we have logos, signage, buildings, eight different practice sites and one of them has four floors," Dr. Owens told the Charlotte Business Journal. "We've mitigated so many different types of obstacles."

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