MedPartners last week announced acquisitions of Suburban Heights Medical Center near Chicago and Raleigh, N.C.-based Cardinal IPA.
The acquisition of Suburban Heights, a multispecialty group of 56 physicians, follows the recent affiliation with 23-physician Wheaton (Ill.) Medical Clinic, also near Chicago, giving MedPartners more than 250 doctors and nearly 100,000 capitated lives in the market.
Cardinal IPA operates a network of 76 primary-care physicians and 247 specialists who are responsible for 15,543 prepaid lives.
Birmingham, Ala.-based MedPartners said the acquisition of Cardinal significantly enhances its ability to negotiate statewide contracts in North Carolina, where it already has more than 35,000 prepaid lives.
Financial details of the transactions were not released.