Orthopedic practices to merge
Fairfax-based Commonwealth Orthopaedics and Richmond-based OrthoVirginia will merge their practices.
When the merger takes effect on Jan. 1, Commonwealth Orthopaedics will change its name to OrthoVirginia.
The combination is expected to create the largest orthopedic specialty group practice in Virginia, with 82 physicians, 21 office locations, an MRI facility, and multiple physical and occupational therapy clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Financial details of the merger were not released.
In a statement, Dr. David Miller, president of OrthoVirginia, said the merger “will improve the delivery of orthopedic care in Virginia, provide a stronger network of high-quality orthopedic physicians, and position both organizations for future success in a rapidly changing health-care environment.”
Dr. Mark Madden, chairman of Commonwealth Orthopaedics, said in a statement that, except for the name change, “the merger will be seamless to patients. Day-to-day operations at both organizations will not change.”
Commonwealth Orthopaedics is the largest orthopedic specialty group practice in Northern Virginia with 37 physicians. Established in 1994, it has 10 office locations in the region, including seven physical-therapy facilities and an outpatient-surgery center.
OrthoVirginia is a 45-physician orthopedic specialty group practice with 11 locations in the Richmond, Prince George County, Kilmarnock and Farmville areas, including seven physical-therapy locations and two outpatient-surgery centers. It was founded in 1960.