Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center of Annapolis, Maryland, and Whitten Laser Eye, with locations in Washington, D.C., Charlotte Hall, Maryland, and Richmond, Virginia, are joining together.
The merger of the two prominent Mid-Atlantic ophthalmology practices, completed with an undisclosed investment from Centre Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm, was recently finalized. The merger will be seamless to existing patients, as both legacy practices will continue operating under their current names.
Dr. Maria Scott, the founder and medical director of Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, and Dr. Mark Whitten, founder of Whitten Laser Eye, will head up the new entity. With the backing of Centre Partners, the newly formed Chesapeake Eye Care Management, LLC will be ideally positioned to continue expanding services to patients and create a platform that offers an even broader array of comprehensive medical procedures, state-of-the art facilities and cutting-edge technologies.
“We are extremely excited to be working with Centre Partners,” stated Dr. Scott. “Their experience in partnering with founder-owned healthcare businesses and their demonstrated ability to execute multifacility growth strategies will bring tremendous value to our new company and our patients.”
“Our new company, Chesapeake Eye Care Management, LLC, platform offers many benefits to independent practitioners in the attractive Mid-Atlantic market,” said Dr. Whitten. “With the support of Centre Partners and their significant resources, we are well positioned to capitalize on the growth opportunities ahead.”
Drs. Scott and Whitten, both nationally recognized eye surgeons, have established a robust team of skilled doctors, surgeons and medical professionals at their practices. Each has built a reputation for delivering comprehensive ophthalmological care for their patients, including cataract, LASIK, Raindrop Near Vision, glaucoma, retina, cosmetic and oculoplastic surgery, as well as other vision services.
The new Chesapeake Eye Care Management, LLC will share its corporate offices with Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center in the Sajak Pavilion on the campus of the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.