Ari­zona deal com­bines or­tho, neu­rol­ogy prac­tices

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Bob Her­man

Two Ari­zona physi­cian groups have agreed to a busi­ness agree­ment cre­at­ing one of the most ex­pan­sive spe­cialty or­ga­ni­za­tions in the state.

Ef­fec­tive Oct. 1, CORE In­sti­tute, which bills it­self as the largest or­tho­pe­dic group in Ari­zona, will em­ploy all providers and em­ploy­ees of the Ari­zona Neu­ro­log­i­cal In­sti­tute, ef­fec­tively cre­at­ing a neu­ro­log­i­cal divi­sion, said Dr. David Ja­cof­sky, CEO of the CORE In­sti­tute. As a re­sult, CORE will have about 80 physi­cians and 120 other clin­i­cians pro­vid­ing mus­cu­loskele­tal, neu­ro­log­i­cal and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion care.

Ari­zona Neu­ro­log­i­cal said it saw ben­e­fits to cre­at­ing a more com­pre­hen­sive care path for its pa­tients. “Mus­cu­loskele­tal care, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and the neu­ro­sciences are deeply in­ter­twined, and many con­di­tions re­quire the in­te­grated ap­proach of both spe­cial­ties, mak­ing this a nat­u­ral part­ner­ship,” Dr. Atul Syal, pres­i­dent of the Ari­zona Neu­ro­log­i­cal In­sti­tute, said in a news re­lease.

CORE has 12 lo­ca­tions through­out the state. Ari­zona Neu­ro­log­i­cal has nine.

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