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Walgreens expands in primary care with Starling Physicians deal

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens continues make more inroards into the primary care market as its majority owned VillageMD unit announced on Friday the acquisition of Starling Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operating over 30 locations in Connecticut.

In addition to primary care, Starling Physicians offers a range of services, covering cardiology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, nephrology, and senior care.

“Starling shares our vision of being a physician-led model and they provide care in a compassionate and exceptional way to all the patients they serve,” remarked Tim Barry, VillageMD’s chairman and chief executive officer.

“This is a natural extension of our growth in the Northeast, including our recent acquisition of Summit Health-CityMD,” he added. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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