The owner of one of the largest independent physicians groups in Chicago is in talks to sell his roughly 50-doctor practice near Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Crain's Chicago Business has learned.
Dr. Robert Havey, whose patients have included Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert and WBBM-TV/Channel 2 news anchor Bill Kurtis, is in discussions to sell Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates Ltd., which he founded in 1989.
The likely buyer is Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, a subsidiary of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, which also includes the namesake hospital, sources say.
The Northwestern doctors group is one of the largest practices in the Chicago area, with $65.3 million in revenue in 2011.
An internist, Dr. Havey is the sole owner of Streeterville-based Chicago Lake Shore, which has a strong roster of highly regarded specialists in neurology, cardiology, plastic surgery and gastroenterology.
Dr. Havey declined to comment on the negotiations.