US Orthopedic Partners Expands Network in Alabama and Adds SportsMed Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center


The networks eighth acquisition since its inception.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — American Orthopedic Partners (“USOP”)growing network of private orthopedic practices in the southeastern United States, announces the acquisition of SportsMED Spine and Orthopedic Surgery Center (“SportsMED”) of Huntsville, Alabama, helping to expand the network in the Southeast. SportsMED is USOP’s eighth acquisition, contributing to a platform that now supports 89 physicians at 34 locations in Alabama and Mississippi. In Alabama alone, the USOP has 63 orthopedic physicians and spine specialists, making it the largest network of orthopedists in the state.

“We have experienced incredible growth since our inception and are focused on expanding our services to meet growing patient demand while expanding the full spectrum of musculoskeletal services,” said Graham Young, vice president mergers and acquisitions for US Orthopedic Partners. “There is no secret to our rapid success over the past 18 months. Our partner physicians seek to align themselves with other like-minded physicians. As such, we are delighted to add SportsMED and their team of professionals to our network.

SportsMED joins Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center (Birmingham), Southern Orthopedic Surgeons (Montgomery), and North Alabama Bone & Joint Clinic (Florence) as Alabama-based orthopedic practices.

SportsMED was founded in 1995 by Dr Eric Janssen and Dr. Troy Layton with a shared vision to provide the community of Huntsville with access to quality care in an environment that promotes orthopedic excellence. Over the past 27 years, SportsMED has grown into one of Alabama’s largest, most diverse, and most innovative orthopedic and spine care centers. The practice has expanded to four locations, employs 23 physicians specializing in orthopedics and spine, and has its own imaging centers, physiotherapy centers and occupational therapy centers.

“SportsMED physicians are excited to join USOP and the other leading orthopedic practices in this network. We believe this partnership will provide the capital and innovation needed to better meet the healthcare needs of our community,” said said Dr. Eric Janssen, founding partner of SportsMED.

“The USOP platform enables our 23 orthopedic and spine physicians to advance and deepen our innovative, collaborative and patient-centric approach,” said Blake Bentley, CEO of SportsMED. “We look forward to integrating the platform with our practice sites to move forward in our mission to provide a superior patient experience in the rapidly growing Huntsville market.”

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About US Orthopedic Partners

US Orthopedic Partners is a full-service, integrated orthopedic care platform that provides the full continuum of musculoskeletal treatment to patients in the Southeastern United States. Supported by groups, diverse orthopedic sub-specialties, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery centers, postgraduate training programs and comprehensive range of ancillary services – advanced imaging, rehabilitation, pain management, emergency care, pharmacy and Sports Medicine – USOP is a comprehensive provider for patients seeking high quality, value-driven care.

Brianne Barbakoff

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