Top NewsTift Regional acquires urology practice and surgery center
Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) announced that it has acquired Tiftarea Urology as well as its Urosurg surgery center and will now employ Dr. Greg Anderson, Dr. Jeffry Peters, nurse practitioner Allen Pate and the practice’s support staff. The location in Tifton will remain the same, but the practice name will change to Tift Regional Urology.
“Dr. Anderson and Dr. Peters are board-certified urologists who have been integral members of our medical staff for many years, building a premier specialty practice,” said Claire Byrnes, Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services. “The employment of these quality providers was a natural progression. The urologists, our administrative team and hospital board members all worked diligently on this transaction.”
Dr. Anderson said hospital systems like TRHS are seeking closer alignment with physicians in order to create an enhanced delivery model in the changing healthcare landscape. “We are shifting from fee-for-service to fee-for value and this new collaboration will help both the hospital and our practice prepare for this new environment,” he said. “Though our practice name has changed, patients can still count on the quality care they have come to expect.”
For any services prior to March 31, 2017, patients of the urology practice will receive a bill from Tiftarea Urology, PC and/or Urosurg, LLC. For any services performed after this date, patients will receive a bill from Tift Regional Urology as a part of TRHS.
“As we convert to a new computer and billing system under Tift Regional, we appreciate the patience of those we serve,” said Dr. Peters.
Dr. Peters said they are grateful for the support of patients and the community. “We treat nearly any condition regarding the bladder, kidneys, prostate and urinary tract and have found great success here in our region,” said Dr. Peters. “We couldn’t do it without area residents putting their trust in us.”
Tift Regional Urology is located in Tifton at 1815 Old Ocilla Road. For more information, call 229-391-3535.