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EyeCare Partners Completes Acquisition of Cavanaugh Eye Center and Stiles Eyecare Excellence

Nation’s leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmologists and optometrists expands patient care network in Overland Park, Kansas

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 13, 2021) – Today EyeCare Partners (ECP), the nation’s leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, announced the successful completion of transactions with two ophthalmology practices in Overland Park, Kansas – Cavanaugh Eye Center (CEC) and Stiles Eyecare Excellence (SEE). With these transactions, ECP bolsters patient accessibility to nationally recognized doctors dedicated to serving vision needs throughout the continuum of care.

“We are excited to welcome the doctors and team members of Cavanaugh Eye Center and Stiles Eyecare Excellence to the EyeCare Partners national medical network of optometry and ophthalmology practices,” said ECP CEO David Clark. “Dr. Cavanaugh and Dr. Stiles both bring years of experience in building leading organizations. Their expertise will enhance our network’s combined wealth of experience, resources and knowledge, enabling us to best serve our patients and deliver outstanding outcomes and patient experiences. We truly are better together – for our patients, each other and the advancement of eye care.”

The additions of CEC and SEE strengthen ECP’s national medical group with the addition of six industry-leading doctors. The ECP network gains four clinical centers and one ambulatory surgical center, Deer Creek Surgery Center, in the greater Kansas City area, increasing patient access to dedicated providers for their eye care needs at every stage of life.

“At Cavanaugh Eye Center, our team takes great pride in improving patient lives through the gift of clear vision,” said Timothy B. Cavanaugh, M.D., founder and president of CEC. “By partnering with EyeCare Partners, we will continue to deliver personalized patient care while advancing the services we provide as part of the leading national medical group focused on clinically integrated eye care.”

“In joining EyeCare Partners, we are aligned to their mission of advancing eye care through clinical research and education. Our team currently plays a leading role in national research initiatives and we look forward to expanding our efforts to help shape the future of eye care through the EyeCare Partners national network,” stated Michael Stiles, M.D., medical director at SEE.

ECP is led by doctors for doctors and emphasizes the importance of doctor leadership through medical executive boards working in tandem with business leaders to achieve the best results. ECP supports its practices by leveraging practice management expertise with the resources and knowledge inherent in its national medical group, while providing efficient and effective business functions in support of the growing demand for eye care, allowing doctors to focus on what they do best – deliver personalized patient care.

About EyeCare Partners
EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of ophthalmologists and optometrists provide a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care, and improve lives. ECP’s network of doctors is comprised of more than 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, ECP-affiliated practices provide care in 18 states and 80 markets, providing services that span the eye care continuum. For more information, visit


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