October 27, 2021

Palm Medical Centers Meets Growing Need for Senior Healthcare in Central Florida with New Zephyrhills Office to Open in November

Coral Gables, FL — Palm Medical Centers (“PMC”), an MBF Healthcare Partners II, L.P. (“MBF”) portfolio company, continues its rapid strategic growth in a quickly evolving senior healthcare market with the announcement of a second office opening in Pasco County in November. Located in Zephyrhills, the center is PMC’s 19th clinic location throughout Florida. It is one of 12 clinics serving the booming Central Florida region and the 5th clinic addition for PMC during 2021.

“The expansion in Pasco County is significant because quality care will now be available to an underserved and flourishing population,” said Chandravadan J. Patel, M.D., Chief Medical Officer with Palm Medical Centers. “Accessible healthcare is essential in meeting the needs of patients, and our business model shows how a practice can be exported into an important geographic region to deliver much-needed quality care more efficiently. We will be able to provide more care for more patients, which means better health outcomes in that region.”

Located at 6836 Medical View Lane, the office in Zephyrhills will be under the medical direction of Marina Kulick, M.D., an established family practitioner and one of 42 primary care providers employed by PMC. The office, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, will contain eight clinical exam rooms.

In addition to primary care services, EKGs, lung function tests, and other diagnostics, the Zephyrhills location will also offer in-house podiatry care once a week, as well as much-needed transportation services. Every patient enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan will receive a comprehensive annual wellness visit and the office will also be offering telehealth and virtual visits for patient convenience. Tele-Psych services for virtual psychiatry appointments will also be offered.

“Our expansion provides seniors in the rapidly growing Pasco County region with increased accessibility to quality healthcare, as well as many health options to help them age well and lead a healthier lifestyle,” noted PMC Chief Executive Officer Fowad Choudhry. “The senior market continues to grow year-over-year, and we are there to meet the need for primary care in the area.”

Founded in 2013, Palm Medical Centers is a provider of value-based, capitated primary care services with a focus on high-quality clinical outcomes, cost-effective care, and a patient-centric experience. Operating a network of 19 medical centers across five counties in Florida, PMC serves more than 34,000 Medicare Advantage and managed Medicaid patients. Partnering with numerous managed care organizations, Palm Medical Centers offers comprehensive and integrated medical care to plan members with a focus on quality. In addition to primary care services, the company coordinates cardiology, dentistry, optometry, pediatrics, podiatry, psychiatry, and other specialist services. Palm Medical Centers continues to seek partnership opportunities with high quality providers in existing and new markets.

MBF Healthcare Partners II, L.P. is a leading middle market healthcare private equity fund based in Coral Gables, Florida. Our strategy is to partner with exceptional management teams while leveraging MBF’s operating experience, domain segment knowledge, and tenured relationships to rapidly accelerate value creation. The partners of MBF have substantial operating experience in healthcare and have held senior management positions in both private and publicly traded healthcare companies. MBF principals have managed and helped build some of the nation’s most innovative and successful healthcare companies. The firm is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. For more information, please visit www.mbfhp.com.