DuPage Medical Group Acquires Pronger Smith MedicalCareMay 3, 2016
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, has acquired Pronger Smith MedicalCare, a physician group that serves patients in Will and Cook counties. Terms of the transaction were not made public.
With nearly 40 physicians across 20 medical specialties, Pronger Smith has locations in Tinley Park, Blue Island and New Lenox. The physician-owned-and-directed group has been in practice since 1947.
Both groups cited a commonality between their practice philosophies and service goals, which made this acquisition a right-fit strategy for Pronger Smith, while allowing DMG’s footprint to expand farther in the southern suburbs. For decades, both groups have offered primary and specialty care services that meet a number of medical needs, including state-of-the-art, full-service diagnostic imaging capabilities, and outpatient procedure facilities.
“We’re proud to have Pronger Smith, which shares our commitment to serving patients with superior patient-centered, physician-directed health care, join DuPage Medical Group,” says DMG CEO Mike Kasper. “We welcome the opportunity to provide Pronger Smith’s patients the quality care they’ve come to expect along with additional services and increased convenience.”
Leadership teams from both companies have worked closely on a transition plan for integrating patients, physicians and employees. Pronger Smith’s physicians will continue serving the same patients and communities while benefitting from access to DMG’s technology, resources and additional offerings including expanded services and physician specialties to aide in integrated patient care.
“Pronger Smith is excited to become a part of DuPage Medical Group in serving patients,” says Dr. Refat Baridi, hematologist/oncologist and Pronger Smith MedicalCare managing partner. “This transaction enables us to not only advance our practice, but further enhance the tools we provide to our patients.”
The acquisition of Pronger Smith MedicalCare furthers DMG’s commitment to the southern suburbs of Chicago, as it continues to meet patients’ needs in their communities, which started with the acquisition of Meridian Medical Associates in 2015.
About DuPage Medical Group
With nearly 550 physicians in more than 70 locations, DuPage Medical Group is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, providing physician-directed health care focused on quality, efficiency and access. For more information, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com.