EyeSouth Partners Expands Presence in North Georgia With North Georgia Eye Clinic

ATLANTA—EyeSouth Partners announced it completed an affiliation with North Georgia Eye Clinic, representing EyeSouth’s ninth in the state of Georgia and 22nd affiliation overall. EyeSouth is an eyecare-focused management services organization backed by Shore Capital Partners, committed to partnering with leading physicians to build a premier network of eyecare services in the U.S. EyeSouth’s affiliate network now consists of 22 practices with nearly 200 doctors providing medical and surgical eyecare services at over 100 locations, including 13 surgery centers throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky and Alabama.

North Georgia Eye Clinic is led by Dr. L. Jeff Payne and Dr. Matthew Kaufman and functions with 10 total providers. NGEC employs approximately 75 support staff across six primary clinical locations in the North Georgia area. NGEC provides an integrated service model incorporating the latest advancements in cataract surgery, retina management, cornea surgery, oculoplastics, pediatric eyecare, glaucoma treatment, refractive surgery and routine eye exams.

“We are very excited to partner with EyeSouth. We firmly believe EyeSouth’s model will allow us to grow and enhance our medical and surgical specialty eyecare services in the North Georgia area. EyeSouth’s network of affiliated eyecare practices perfectly align with our focus on providing the highest level of clinical quality to our patients,” said Dr. Jeff Payne.

“We are excited to affiliate with another leading, high-growth practice in North Georgia Eye Clinic,” said Dr. Eugene Gabianelli, MD, chief medical officer of EyeSouth Partners. “NGEC’s commitment to the local community was critical to the partnership with EyeSouth. The clinical quality and expansion throughout greater North Georgia and North Atlanta align with EyeSouth’s values and growth strategy specific to this region, and we look forward to working with the talented physicians and staff to build upon their impressive history.”