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Anesthesia company acquires pain-management firm

December 18, 2015
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Fred Davis
Fred Davis. Courtesy North American Partners in Anesthesia

A national anesthesia management company has acquired a local firm focused on serving pain-management practices.

ProCare Systems in Grand Rapids, a management services organization, has been acquired by North American Partners in Anesthesia, or NAPA, of Melville, N.Y.


ProCare will serve as NAPA’s “strategically focused center of excellence,” specializing on managing and growing chronic pain-management practices throughout the U.S.

A physician-led organization, ProCare has been involved in practice development, practice management and medical research for more than 20 years.

ProCare develops and integrates real-time solutions, business systems, management matrices and clinical protocols to help physicians serve their patients.

With more than 200 administrative staff members, ProCare provides services to three chronic pain-management practices at 13 locations throughout Michigan.

The acquisition will allow ProCare to scale its value-based care approach through NAPA’s national pain-management network, according to Dr. Fred Davis, president and co-founder, ProCare Systems.

Davis said ProCare’s “proven systems, clinical-outcomes technology and operational savvy” will now be expanded to “patients all over the country.”


Dr. John Di Capua, CEO of NAPA, said pain is a “growing patient concern,” and health care facilities need to develop chronic pain-management programs with a multi-disciplinary clinical approach “to enhance outcomes and return patients to an active, pain-free lifestyle.”

The combined organization will focus its efforts on helping its patients manage and alleviate their chronic pain through a data-driven patient-experience system and work to implement a shared vision of building systems and processes that shape the future of chronic pain management.

NAPA manages 27 hospital and office-based chronic pain-management locations.

The company continues to grow in the Midwest, providing anesthesia and management services to health care facilities and practices throughout the region.

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