Some gastroenterology leaders say consolidation is the only way for many practices to survive as operating costs soar and margins tighten.
U.S. Digestive Health CEO Jerry Tillinger joined Becker’s to discuss the upsides to consolidation.
Editor’s note: This response was edited lightly for length and clarity.
Question: How is GI industry consolidation affecting the delivery of patient care?
Jerry Tillinger: As we come together as a large organization, we bring resources and capabilities to practices that didn’t have them before. Our ability to expand endoscopy centers and more rapidly to meet the market is easier for us to do in a consolidated practice where we have a strong capital environment and we’re not limited in such investments.