For immediate release (April 1, 2012)
Contact: John Marshall
Company Name: Signature Medical Group
Telephone: 314.843.1445 ext.7
(St. Louis, April 1, 2012) - Signature Medical Group (SMG), one of the largest physician-owned medical practices in Missouri, has announced the addition of ColoRectal Specialists, effective April 1. The addition of the two physicians adds colorectal surgery to the multi-specialty groups in SMG. The physicians at ColorRectal Specialists cite the operating model of physician leadership as a key factor in their decision to join Signature. Signature’s economy of scale and efficient practice management has consistently demonstrated the ability to provide more cost-effective care.
ColoRectal Specialists with offices at 12345 West Bend Dr., Suite 303, St. Louis, MO, 63128, is comprised of two Board Certified physicians – David Schuval, MD, and Ralph Silverman, MD.
Dr. Schuval noted, “In joining Signature we continue our efforts to provide outstanding service to our patients and run the most efficient practice possible. We’re enhancing our ability to provide cost-efficient services to our special group of patients, while strengthening our status as an independent, private-practice physician group.”
According to Jan Vest, CEO, of SMG, “Signature Medical Group welcomes the addition of ColoRectal Specialists. This addition allows us to continue our work to organize physicians for the benefit of the patients, while providing physician leadership in the quest for cost containment and safety in patient care.”
Signature Medical Group is comprised of nearly 100 multi-specialty private-practice physicians, providing orthopedic, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal, allergy, dermatology, pediatric and, now, colorectal surgery services. Physicians at SMG’s 20 medical practices see patients at 27 locations in the St. Louis area; Bolivar, MO, and the Kansas City area. SMG physicians perform more than 497,000 patient visits and deliver more than 3,600 babies annually. Findings from a recent study show evidence that SMG physicians outperform other physicians in the St. Louis area by providing care at 20-30% less cost per episode of care with excellent quality outcomes.