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Newton Family Medicine Enters Partnership with Family Care Partners - Charleston, SC

March 31, 2017

Supportive administrative functions, and continued control over patient care has led Newton Family Medicine of Charleston, SC to establish a partnership with the experienced medical management group Family Care Partners. 

“As the administrative burdens of a changing healthcare systems continued to evolve, Newton Family Medicine found value and strength in joining a company such as Family Care Partners”, stated practice owner Dr. Marshall Newton. “It’s also encouraging to know we will have a strategic plan for implementing and reporting value based services to improve patient care, in addition to sharing in collections for those services.”

Per Thomas Watson, president and CEO of Family Care Partners, “We have found that physicians like our ability to be nimble, and remain flexible in the way each office is managed individually. This is something that is unique to our business model. We don’t force our practices to “fit in a box”, and we seek their input for important decisions”. 

Newton Family Medicine is a well-respected practice with a strong established patient base in the heart of Charleston, SC. It prides itself in providing outstanding patient care. With the experienced managerial team of Family Care Partners supporting it administratively, the practice is gearing for future growth in services, ancillaries, and technology.

About Family Care Partners:
Family Care Partners is an independent physician network of primary care, select specialists, and ancillary services, headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, (just outside of Charlotte, NC).  Family Care Partners has been rapidly expanding as providers seek access to capital and the support of top-tier business executives capable of navigating an industry in transition.  The company doubled in size in 2016 primarily through acquisitions, and continues to pursue new, high-quality practices in the southeast interested in joining the network.    
For more information visit www.fcpmgmt.com.  

Contact: 
Kelli McGregor
Family Care Partners
843-617-6531
[email protected]


Family Care Partners Expands Into Charleston, SC

March 8, 2017

Today, Family Care Partners announced its partnership with Charleston Pain & Rehabilitation Center. This marks the company’s entry into the Charleston, SC market furthering its goal to become the largest and leading independent primary and preventative care company in the Southeast. 

“Family Care Partners has seen tremendous growth over the past year, and we are excited to enter the  historic and beautiful city of Charleston” stated Thomas Watson, President and CEO of Family Care Partners. “Charleston Pain & Rehabilitation specializes in family medicine and pain management, while providing a multitude of services and procedures that include primary care, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, prolotherapy, sports medicine, and pain management. Like many other practices that have partnered with Family Care Partners, Charleston Pain & Rehabilitation offers patients convenience of medical care though its variety of medical services. For over 30 years, this practice has earned the trust of thousands of patients seeking care in Charleston, and we are proud to have them join our team.” 

Dr. Jeffrey Buncher is the founder and owner of Charleston Pain & Rehabilitation. Dr. Buncher said, “Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients. By joining with Family Care Partners, we have the opportunity to expand service offerings in the future, and gain access to a strong management team to help us face the challenges of a changing healthcare environment.” 

About Family Care Partners:
Family Care Partners is an independent physician network of primary care, select specialists, and ancillary services, headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, (just outside of Charlotte, NC).  Family Care Partners has been rapidly expanding as providers seek access to capital and the support of top-tier business executives capable of navigating an industry in transition.  The company doubled in size in 2016 primarily through acquisitions, and continues to pursue new, high-quality practices in the southeast interested in joining the network.    

For more information visit www.fcpmgmt.com and www.jeffreybunchermd.com.  

Contact: 
Kelli McGregor
Family Care Partners
843-617-6531
[email protected]


Eastern North Carolina Medical Group Joins Family Care Partners

Family Care Partners (FCP) announced today that Eastern North Carolina Medical Group, P.L.L.C. (ENCMG) will join its rapidly growing network of independent primary care providers.  ENCMG operates five primary care facilities and an oncology practice in eastern North Carolina.

“This acquisition represents FCP’s entry into the state of North Carolina, and will serve as a building block to establish a larger presence in the state” said Thomas Watson, President and CEO of Family Care Partners.  Watson also added, “ENCMG is a successful primary care practice with a great team, we are excited to partner with this leading practice and support their needs.”  

“The structure of the FCP model was very appealing”, stated two of the owners, Charles Hunter, PA, and Jenee Bowman, MD. “It was important to us that our providers could retain control over patient care, but at the same time leverage the strength and expertise of a larger, sophisticated organization.”  Dr. Dan Crocker, a practicing provider and founder of ENCMG also commented, “FCP is unique, they appreciate that most independent providers want to retain their clinical autonomy, but just don’t want to deal with the headache of the increasing administrative burdens.  We were thrilled to learn that this option existed.”


About Family Care Partners and Colonial Healthcare:

Owned by Family Care Partners, Colonial Healthcare is the brand name of the independent physician network of primary care, select specialists, and ancillary services, headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, (just outside of Charlotte, NC).  Family Care Partners has been rapidly expanding as providers seek access to capital and the support of top-tier business executives capable of navigating an industry in transition.  The company doubled in size in 2016 primarily through acquisitions, and continues to pursue new, high-quality practices in the southeast interested in joining the network.    

For more information visit www.fcpmgmt.com and www.encmg.com.


Family Care Partners Acquires Two Manning, SC, Practices

January 2, 2016 

Manning, SC — Family Care Partners is pleased to announce the addition of two medical practices to the rapidly expanding Colonial Healthcare network: Santee Cooper Primary Care and Santee Cooper Urgent Care, both in Manning, S.C.  The acquisitions were finalized December 30, 2016, after the passing in June of Dr. Gerald Kenneth “Ken” Johnson, who founded both practices.  The practices will continue to accept new patients, and there are plans to increase on-site services.

“Because of the experience and reputations of the physicians and staff at Santee, we are excited that these practices are joining our network,” said Thomas Watson, CEO of Colonial Healthcare. “We look forward to a long-term relationship with the Santee team and continuing to serve the Manning community.”

“The entire staff and team at Santee Cooper Primary Care and Urgent Care are proud to carry on Dr. Johnson’s caring legacy to our community,” said Angie Jackson Johnson, widow of Dr. Johnson.  “We chose Colonial Healthcare to carry this legacy forward. Their experience and resources will allow the practices to thrive, as well as make sure our loyal patients and staff have the support they deserve.”

Colonial Healthcare is owned and managed by Family Care Partners.  It now operates across six counties in South Carolina.  As part of the Colonial Healthcare network, providers with Santee Cooper Primary Care and Santee Cooper Urgent Care will have access to Family Care Partners’ scaled and efficient shared-services support system, which is designed to enable physicians to focus on delivering superior care.  Family Care Partners is run by top tier professional business leaders, with a robust operational infrastructure and extensive support capabilities. 

About Colonial Healthcare and Family Care Partners:

Owned by Family Care Partners, Colonial Healthcare is an independent physician network of primary care and other specialists, headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, (just outside of Charlotte, NC). Family Care Partners has been rapidly expanding as providers seek access to capital and the support of top-tier business executives capable of navigating an industry in transition.  The company doubled in size in 2016 primarily through acquisitions, and continues to pursue new, high-quality practices in the southeast.    

For more information visit  www.colonialhealthcare.com and www.fcpmgmt.com.

Family Care Partners Acquires Wagener Medical Center

December 05, 2016 07:21 PM Eastern Standard Time

WAGENER, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Family Care Partners (FCP), a company focused on creating a network of primary care providers across the southeastern region of the United States is pleased to announce further expansion with the acquisition today of Wagener Medical Center in Wagener, SC.

“Wagener Medical Center has done an exceptional job working to provide patients with easy access to quality care,” stated FCP President and CEO, Thomas Watson. “Our patient-centered model is designed to enable our providers to focus on delivering outstanding care and superior outcomes by absorbing the administrative burdens of operating a practice, leveraging our scale and management expertise. We are excited to partner with the team at Wagener, eliminate those burdens, and also provide the capital to expand the array of medical services available to the local community.”

About Family Care Partners and Colonial Healthcare:

Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Family Care Partners is a privately held company that is actively purchasing primary care and urgent care practices, with the goal of creating the largest independent primary and preventative care company in the Southeast. Family Care Partners purchased the Colonial Healthcare brand in 2015, and has been rapidly expanding. Operating across the state of South Carolina, Colonial Healthcare is a network of family medicine, and other specialty practices, providing compassionate medical care. To learn more, visit www.fcpmgmt.com and www.colonialhealthcare.com.

Family Care Partners Expands Colonial Healthcare Brand Into Turbeville, SC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FAMILY CARE PARTNERS EXPANDS COLONIAL HEALTHCARE BRAND INTO TURBEVILLE, SC – (November 16, 2016) 

 Family Care Partners announces the expansion of the Colonial Healthcare brand into Turbeville, SC by acquiring the well-established and reputable family medicine practice East Clarendon Medical Center.  East Clarendon Medical Center has served patients in Turbeville and its surrounding communities for over 20 years, and was established by Dr. Kate Smith who has practiced medicine in Turbeville since 1965.

“We looked diligently for a healthcare system we could partner with to continue providing medical services to the community. Family Care Partners had the experience we were looking for and we felt they would be a good fit for our practice” stated Dr. Kate Smith, owner and founder of East Clarendon Medical Center.  According to President and CEO Tom Watson of Family Care Partners, “East Clarendon Medical Center has a very loyal patient following and is in a great location for expanding the Colonial Healthcare brand”.

Colonial Healthcare will re-open East Clarendon Medical Center on November 17 and will retain all providers and staff. With the partnership, patients in Turbeville will now have access to new services and support systems such as ancillary diagnostic testing and laboratory services, that will enhance their experience at East Clarendon Medical Center.

About Family Care Partners and Colonial Healthcare:

Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Family Care Partners is a private organization that purchases primary and urgent care practices in an effort to create the largest independent primary and preventative care companies in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Family Care Partners purchased the Colonial Healthcare brand in 2015. Located throughout the state of South Carolina, Colonial Healthcare is a network of family medicine, and other specialty practices, comprised of community-based, caring physicians and specialists providing compassionate medical, laboratory, and diagnostic services. Family Care partners emphasizes providing physicians the process and managerial infrastructure needed to accomplish goals, and spur efficiency to drive outstanding care and quality outcomes. To learn more, visit  www.fcpmgmt.com and www.colonialhealthcare.com. 


Family Care Partners Opens New Family Practice in Summerton, SC

November 07, 2016 03:42 PM Eastern Standard Time 

Summerton, SC: Family Care Partners announces the opening of its newest medical office Colonial Family Practice in Summerton, SC. Located at 1056 Felton Street, Summerton, SC, patients will be seen by well known Summerton providers. “Our new Summerton practice is in a great location, and in a beautiful new building. We think patients will be pleased to have a local family practice with access to multiple diagnostic and laboratory tests available through the Colonial Healthcare brand” stated Tom Watson, President and CEO of Family Care Partners. Family Care Partners continues in its mission to become the leading firm in consolidating and strengthening family and urgent care practices in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. 

About Family Care Partners and Colonial Healthcare:

Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Family Care Partners is a private organization that purchases primary and urgent care practices in an effort to create the largest independent primary and preventative care companies in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Family Care Partners purchased the Colonial Healthcare brand in 2015. Located throughout the state of South Carolina, Colonial Healthcare is a network of family medicine, and other specialty practices, comprised of community-based, caring physicians and specialists providing compassionate medical, laboratory, and diagnostic services. Family Care partners emphasizes providing physicians the process and managerial infrastructure needed to accomplish goals, and spur efficiency to drive outstanding care and quality outcomes. To learn more, visit  www.fcpmgmt.com and www.colonialhealthcare.com. 


Family Care Partners Expands Colonial Healthcare Brand into Orangeburg and Bamberg, SC

September 30, 2016 03:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time

ORANGEBURG, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Colonial Healthcare is pleased to announce the addition of Padgett Medical Centers, a leading family medicine practice in Orangeburg and Bamberg, South Carolina, to its network of family physician offices. Located throughout South Carolina, Colonial Healthcare is a network of family medicine, and other specialty practices, comprised of community-based, caring physicians providing compassionate medical, laboratory, and diagnostic services. Colonial Healthcare physicians are committed to providing the most innovative, and personalized care to their patients. With the addition of Padgett Medical Centers, Colonial Healthcare now employs more than 20 physicians across 5 counties in South Carolina. “For years, Padgett Medial Centers has demonstrated their commitment to providing excellent patient care independently, and is representative of the type of practice that fits well with the Colonial Healthcare model,” said Tom Watson, CEO of Colonial Healthcare.

About Colonial Healthcare and Family Care Partners:Colonial Healthcare is owned and managed by Family Care Partners. Family Care Partners provides its physicians access to a scaled and efficient shared services support system that is field tested and proven. The support system includes a robust operational infrastructure, centralized support services, and advanced practice management and electronic medical record technology, which enable physicians to focus on delivering superior care to their patients. “We were interested in working with an organization that provided us with the necessary administrative support, allowing us to focus on patient care,” said Dr. Dale Padgett, founder of Padgett Medical Centers, about why he chose to join Colonial Healthcare.

Located throughout South Carolina, Colonial Healthcare is a network of family medicine, and other specialty practices, comprised of community-based, caring physicians and specialists providing compassionate medical, laboratory, and diagnostic services. Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Family Care Partners is a private organization that purchases primary and urgent care practices in an effort to create the largest independent primary and preventative care companies in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Family Care partners emphasizes providing physicians the process and managerial infrastructure needed to accomplish goals, and spur efficiency to drive outstanding care and quality outcomes. To learn more, visit www.colonialhealthcare.com andwww.fcpmgmt.com.

About Padgett Medical Centers:

With over 33 years of dedicated service and care to families, Padgett Medical Centers is a family practice physician’s group with two convenient locations serving Orangeburg and Bamberg, South Carolina Communities. Dedicated clinicians and healthcare professionals offer families medical options at every life stage from newborns to seniors. To learn more visit: www.padgettmedicalcenters.com.

Varsity Healthcare Partners Enters into Growth Capital Partnership with Colonial Family Practice

December 22, 2015 03:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

STAMFORD, Conn. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Varsity Healthcare Partners (VHP), a healthcare services-focused private equity investment firm with offices in Los Angeles and Stamford, announced today that it has closed a growth capital investment in Colonial Family Practice, one of the largest providers of primary care and ancillary patient diagnostic services in South Carolina, through a recapitalization transaction in partnership with Colonial’s shareholder physicians.

To consummate its investment, VHP and Colonial’s physician partners have formed Family Care Partners, a platform holding company established to facilitate the consolidation of clinically differentiated primary care practices in South Carolina and to centralize non-clinical management functions, in order to maximize provider productivity.

“Consistent with VHP’s investment priorities, we believe the growth of primary care availability is fundamental to lowering the cost of U.S. healthcare delivery, especially at the local level,” said David Alpern, a founding partner of VHP. “Along these lines, we believe Colonial’s unique business model, leading market position, and results-focused clinical leadership provide a great platform to build a leading regional primary care and diagnostic services business. We are excited to partner with Colonial’s physicians and accelerate Colonial’s already strong growth path.”

Clay Lowder, Colonial’s Managing Partner, added, “Our growth partnership with VHP will open new opportunities for our physicians and staff as we build on our differentiated patient care capabilities, technology and culture in what should be an exciting chapter of growth for Colonial. VHP brings deep healthcare expertise, a strong track record of growing physician practice management business models, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. We look forward to working closely with Dave, his VHP Co-Founder Kenton Rosenberry, and the broader VHP team.”

The investment in Family Care Partners is the third investment from the Varsity Healthcare Partners I vehicle, following up on VHP’s successful investments in Forefront Dermatology and EyeCare Services Partners.

About Family Care Partners

Based in South Carolina, Family Care Partners is a leading consolidator of primary care and ancillary diagnostic patient services, providing centralized management infrastructure and differentiated local clinical workflow and resources to a multitude of primary care practices throughout the state. Family Care Partners is led by a talented team of operating executives, with a deep background in physician practice management services, and selected clinical leaders from Colonial Family Practice and selected other practices. Family Care Partners is dedicated to providing its patients with the highest level of innovative care, personal attention and knowledge of the latest in advances in preventative and remedial care.

About Varsity Healthcare Partners

Varsity Healthcare Partners (VHP), founded by David Alpern and Kenton Rosenberry, is a private investment firm serving primarily family investors by originating, acquiring, and growing market-leading healthcare platforms. The principals of VHP bring extensive healthcare domain expertise and relationships and dedicate substantial time and resources to each platform investment. The firm seeks to combine the unique partnership approach and equity capital to accelerate the growth and maximize the returns of each VHP platform. For more information please visit: www.varsityhealthcarepartners.com.


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