IPC The Hospitalist Company Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM) has acquired Eastside Medical Consultants LLC.

Eastside Medical, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, focuses on internal medicine services for patients undergoing surgery.

IPC is a physician group practice that delivers hospitalist medicine and related services through more than 400 hospitals and 1,100 post-acute care facilities. In March 2013, the company bought Kansas Inpatient Services LLC and Kansas Long Term Care Physician LLC, where are also located in the Wichita area. In May, the company bought TG Psychological Services PC, a New York-based mental health services provider. 

Other recent physician group transactions include Amsurg Corp.'s purchase of Sheridan Healthcare, also announced on May 29, and Mednax Inc.'s (NYSE: MD) January purchase of Summit Anesthesia Associates PA.

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



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