According to the South Florida Business Journal, the Top Five Group Practices in the region are Holy Cross Medical Group, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Phoenix Physicians LLC, University of Miami Health System - UHealth and University of Miami Hospital. The Top 25 list, was published in their annual Guide To Health Care on Aug. 19 and is ranked by number of physicians. Holy Cross Medical Group (at #5) boasts 135 docs while University of Miami Hospital (at #1) employs a whopping 1300.
By comparison, Florida Physicians Medical Group (FPMG) claims to be the Orlando area's largest multi-specialty medical group practice with 252 board-certified physicians and surgeons. In Tampa that honor goes to the USF Physicians Group with more than 350 physicians. Meanwhile, the University of Florida Physicians (operating in Gainesville and Jacksonville) is a medical group practice comprised of more than 640 doctors.
The South Florida region has long held a reputation for smaller groups, duo's and solo's. Any Detail Man (or Detail Woman) can tell you that. Often S Florida docs "pose" as groups but are really separate P/A's or LLC's sharing office space. That said, SFBJ's latest list provides fresh evidence that economic forces, accelerated by HCR, appear to be changing this traditionally small group market. Click to view: SFBJ's Top Five South Florida Group Practices.
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