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Center for Rheumatology Expands Practice

Center for Rheumatology Expands Practice

The Center for Rheumatology has hired 30 staff members, doubled its space in Albany and added five physicians in the two years since CEO Janice Maguire was hired.

The growth of the practice was necessary to help keep the group independent, which is what the doctors who own it wanted, Maguire said.

The Center for Rheumatology has hired 30 staff members, doubled its space in Albany and added five physicians in the two years since CEO Janice Maguire was hired.

“If you’re not big enough to have the leverage you need with insurance companies and drug manufacturers, it’s hard to remain independent," Maguire said. “We were at that middle-size range, where you can’t remain for very long because you need more investment. I knew it was either get bought, divest or really grow … So we decided to get bigger.”

The specialty practice had 43,000 patient visits in 2015. It's the largest single-specialty practice focused on rheumatology in the Albany area, according to data submitted for the Albany Business Review's upcoming Physician Practice Groups List.........

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http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2016/05/17/specialty-practice-doubles-space-acquires.html