JLR Medical, Greater Houston Anesthesiology and Pinnacle Anesthesia will combine forces to create U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Three anesthesia groups are coming together to form U.S. Anesthesia Partners.

U.S. Anesthesia, a combination of Orlando, Fla.-based JLR Medical Group, Greater Houston Anesthesiology and Dallas-based Pinnacle Anesthesia, will provide anesthesia physician services. The new organization plans to partner with and invest in other anesthesia groups.

JLR, Greater Houston and Pinnacle will continue to operate under their individual brands

Ropes & Gray LLP provided legal counsel to U.S. Anesthesia for the organization’s creation. Sheppard Mullin represented Pinnacle, and DLA Piper LLP provided legal advice to JLR.

Physician groups have been forming partnerships or consolidating in an effort to handle some of the changes stemming from the Affordable Care Act. Mednax Inc. (NYSE: MD) has also been building up its anesthesiology practice, buying physician groups such as Summit Anesthesia Associates PA and Westchester Anesthesia Services PC

For more on physician groups, see “ACA Reshuffles the Deck.” 

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