The Practice Management Center (PMC), Vision One Credit Union, and VSP Global have launched optometrymatch.com to connect doctors looking to buy or sell an optometry practice, and make the overall experience a seamless transition.
Optometrymatch.com is designed to be the starting point for doctors who are looking to buy or sell part or all of a practice. After doctors register on this secure web site, PMC implements its SMART MATCH model to match the doctor with a buyer, seller or practice that meets their criteria. Once a match is made, PMC works closely with the doctors providing support and consultation throughout the practice transition process.
“Purchasing a practice can be a challenging experience for doctors. Similarly, selling a practice can also be an overwhelming experience for retiring doctors. Our goal is to make the process smooth for both sides, which will, in turn, help ensure the future success and growth of independent optometry,” says PMC CEO and ROB Professional Editor Mark Wright, OD.
“Having a strong network of doctors is vital to our future, so we’re pleased to collaborate with PMC because it supports independent optometrists at every stage of their career,” says Michelle Skinner, Chief Provider Relations Officer at VSP Global.
In addition to expert practice management guidance from PMC, Vision One Credit Union will provide the capital and financial expertise for pre-qualified optometrists to buy, grow and sell private practices.
Only two years out of optometry school, Samantha Vavricek, OD, a VSP network doctor, is in the process of purchasing her first private practice, and turned to PMC for support and expertise. “Because PMC is owned and operated by ODs, they have a strong understanding of how a practice operates and functions as a business,” she says. “They conducted in-depth analysis and provided solid feedback and guidance every step of the way. PMC took the risk out of practice ownership, which gave me more confidence in choosing this path.”
Doctors interested in buying or selling an optometry practice can get started by registering at www.optometrymatch.com.