Protecting and Growing

Your Practice Legacy

We’re on a mission to provide an efficient, clinically effective ecosystem that serves ophthalmologists and optometrists, thereby improving patient access to eye care, while delivering the best patient experiences and outcomes.

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How We Can Help

Just as you are dedicated to providing your patients with the highest quality of clinical and surgical care, we are dedicated to supporting you and your practice to realize its highest potential. Sight Partners’ team has a proven track record of transforming practices into industry leaders and market influencers. Backed by capital and expertise, we partner to be renowned for clinical excellence and innovation.

Entrepreneurial Growth Partner

We are looking for entrepreneurial-minded doctors and practices looking to grow their practice, define their legacy, and build a pathway to future ownership of the practice.

Alternative to Private Equity

Private Equity is still active in the eye care industry. Sight Partners offers a unique business and equity alternative to the buy and flip mentality that may not be right for many practices.

Protect Legacy

As Warren Buffett said: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” This concept rings true as a principle we abide by, assuring that we forge partnerships that are lasting and growth oriented.

Our Vision

Improve the quality of peoples’ lives

We exist to provide eye care practices with the capital, resources, partnerships and relationships they need to help doctors reach their goals. A new satellite location, updated technology, expanded services, or a pathway toward retirement… Sight Partners wants to help achieve your goals to help the patients you serve.

Our Core Values

At our heart, we seek to improve Eyecare by embodying these core values:

Kaizan

(Japanese word for “Continuous Improvement”) We will always seek improvement by constantly innovating ourselves, our organization, and creating opportunities from challenges.

Transparency

We believe there are significant advantages to productivity, trust, culture, and morale with an appropriately open environment.

People Oriented

Our people and partners are our most valued resource.

Our Leadership

Business and Physician Advisory Board

Kristi L. Bailey, MD

Physician Leadership

Kristi Bailey, MD brings her years of experience in private practice ophthalmology to Sight Partners' leadership. Her perspective as a full-time practicing physician and Managing Partner of a successful surgical practice guides Sight Partners' leadership in our effort to maintain company culture that prioritizes quality of care, patient satisfaction, and physician engagement. As a client of Sight Partners, Dr Bailey provides insight that helps our physicians succeed in the ever-changing health care landscape.

Lance Baldwin

COO

Lance Baldwin, MSN, has spent his career improving the operations and processes of clinics and surgery centers. As a former professor of nursing, he is a life-long learner that incorporates best practices into efficient clinical skills and leadership resulting in proven successes implementing cultural change, improving employee relations, and increasing staff unity.

Rhonda Buckholtz

CCO

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CDEO, CMPE, CHC, COPC, CGSC, CPEDC
Owner, Coding and Reimbursement Experts

Rhonda Buckholtz is a leading authority in managing and improving the performance of physician practices. Rhonda 30+ years of experience in healthcare, working primarily in the management, compliance and reimbursement/coding sectors, has provided her with insights to how physician practices can achieve operational excellence. As a VP at AAPC, Rhonda was responsible for developing comprehensive ICD-10 training materials ensuring AAPC membership and their employers were prepared for the monumental changes facing the industry. Rhonda has authored numerous articles for healthcare publications and has spoken at numerous national conferences for AAPC, AMA, HIMSS, MGMA, AAO-HNS, AGA and ASOA. She is a past co-chair for the WEDI ICD-10 Implementation Workgroup, Advanced Payment Models Workgroup and has provided testimony for ICD-10 and standardization of data for NCVHS and is on the National Advisory Board for AAPC. Rhonda is a John Maxwell Team Executive Director where she fulfills her life’s purpose by adding value to other people.

Sam Colson

Business Development Director

(Series 6, 63 & 65 (IA))

Sam has developed and implemented strategic growth plans both internally and in an advisory capacity. Drawing on his experience in banking working with businesses in multiple industries, he relies on a continual focus on strengthening communication and accountability to manages the execution of growth strategies across the company.

Noelle Elliott

Compliance Revenue Cycle Director

Noelle Elliott is a well-rounded revenue cycle guru who also has a background in auditing and compliance. She has experience with dozens of practice management systems and digging into analytics is one of her favorite things to do. Noelle has made a career of implementing systems and processes, managing teams with her over 20 years of ophthalmology experience. Noelle is currently responsible for all revenue cycle processes and projects leading the team to streamlined workflows and efficiencies.

Leslie Harrison

Revenue Cycle Manager

Leslie Harrison is a navy veteran and comes to us with over 30 years of revenue cycle experience. Her work has been focused on ophthalmology / optometric services while obtaining her CPC, COPC and CPB certifications. She is a seasoned expert and inspirational team member with strong commitments to deadlines, training and maximizing reimbursement efforts.

Allison Hartman

Quality Assurance RN

Allison Hartman, BSN, RN, CSN, has spent her 17-year career improving the quality assurance and compliance processes of clinics and surgery centers. Allie successfully maneuvered the entire Sight Partners team through the ups and downs of the COVID pandemic. She is a life-long learner who incorporates best nursing practices into efficient clinical skills and leadership resulting in proven successes implementing efficiencies and process change, improving employee effectiveness, and increasing staff cohesiveness. In addition to Quality Assurance & Process Improvement duties and responsibilities as the QA RN, she is responsible for Infection Control, Occupational Health, Staff Education Planning, ASC Audits, Policy & Procedure review, and carves out time for patient care in the OR weekly. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering with local organizations in health clinics for routine care as well as traveling to Guatemala for surgical medical missions.

Cody Koppenstein

Sr. Financial Analyst

Cody Koppenstein has spent his career supporting and leading healthcare organizations in varying financial roles. He pulls from his experience in multiple specialties/sectors throughout healthcare to optimize the financial wellbeing of the organization.

Stacy Ledbetter

Marketing Manager

After earning a communications and business degree, Stacy Ledbetter began building creative marketing campaigns to drive interest and brand loyalty for several local companies. For more than seven years, her passion for the healthcare industry led her to focus on healthcare marketing, where her talents include educational video production, social media marketing, content writing and event production. Stacy brings a collaborative leadership style and an interest in streamlining processes and improving patient experiences. From leading cross-functional teams to developing informative digital and print marketing initiatives, Stacy's dedication to her work is unmistakable.

Barry Matthews

CFO

Experience:

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President
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Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Board of Directors
Pets' Choice, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Pets' RX, Inc.

Vice President, Finance
Keegan Management Company, Inc. dba NutriSystems Weight Loss Company

Vice President of Administration
Company NameMarriott Corporation - Big Boy Restaurants of San Jose, inc.

Kelly Mcintosh

Chief Legal Officer

For more than 14 years, Kelly's legal career has focused in transactional and regulatory healthcare and corporate law, where she has advised clients across industries in all stages of the business lifecycle and through joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions (debt and equity) exceeding $100M. Her legal experience, combined with her certification in healthcare compliance, makes Kelly a trusted advisor in structuring transactions in compliance with state and federal requirements including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and state corporate practice of medicine doctrines. She also provides counsel on a host of other issues affecting the healthcare industry, including HIPAA/HITECH compliance, antitrust review processes, corporate compliance plans, facility and professional licensure activities, and payor, facility and provider relationships.

Kelly's experience includes extensive focus in the eye care industry, both as internal and external counsel. With this variety of past roles, Kelly brings to Sight Partners a unique understanding of the industry and its business and legal needs, allowing her to advise from a pragmatic perspective, finding practical legal solutions that make sense in the context of day‐to‐day business operations and strategic objectives.

Spencer Michael

CEO

At Sight Partners, Spencer is responsible for envisioning and driving profitable growth for our leading Pacific North West integrated eye care organization. For the past few decades, Spencer has successfully grown businesses in the multi-site healthcare markets, and acted as the President and CEO for multiple organizations throughout the United States.

Prior to Sight Partners, Spencer worked with portfolios of clients comprised of various investor backed entities, and has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of physicians in the Orthopedic, Neurosurgical, and multi specialty verticals of healthcare. He leads with vision and strategy, relentlessly finds ways to improve process, and delivers with results.

Mary Napolitano, MHA

Regional Director, King County WA

Mary Napolitano is a results driven leader with more than 25 years of healthcare management experience. She has managed a variety of surgical specialties (plastics, cardiothoracic, otolaryngology and ophthalmology) in both private and large institutional non-profit healthcare settings, giving her exposure to best practices across the continuum. Most importantly Mary has a proven track record for developing cohesive, productive practices, while maintaining the highest level of patient care. She is best known for her ability to influence workplace culture, improving the lives of people around her.

Sakshi Sharma

HR Business Partner

HR professional and strategic partner with a diversity of experiences in the Corporate HR Policies, Benefits Administration, Program/Project Management, Employee Relations and Leave of Absence and Accommodations with a background of strategizing, partnering and working with executive leadership to obtain data driven results and solutions within Human Resources.

Andrea Skuja

Human Resources Director

Andrea Skuja is a Human Resources professional with 18 years of progressive experience in private and public companies. She has provided strategic guidance and leadership for all aspects of human resources, specializing in employee relations, organizational planning, performance management, and talent acquisition. Her professional training, entrepreneurial and leadership background, along with her management abilities, have developed Human Resource departments and business practices throughout her career. Promoting inclusion in the workplace and keeping open lines of communication have been key to her success.

In her spare time, Andrea loves to entertain, explore new restaurants, travel, and can't forget her love of soccer!

Jon Smith

Regional Director of Eastern Washington and Alaska

Jonathon “Jon” Smith has worked in various capacities in the medical world for over 16 years. On the hospital side, Jon has served as a Facility Compliance Officer, and an inpatient director of physical therapy and occupational therapy. On the clinic side, he has served as a director for multiple occupational medicine programs, in different healthcare delivery systems, and he currently is serving as a regional director of ophthalmology.

Jon’s professional passion is to identify and execute the critical path to success. To lead strategically and drive cross-functional teams to deliver impactful results. He applies Lean principles that “right the ship” and return organizations to fiscal responsibility – driving program genesis, expansion, and revenue achievement.

At heart, Jon is a people person and a collaborator. He connects with individuals and teams. He works with other executives and C-levels in defining the vision, creation, and executing the strategic programs that help enterprise organizations excel in unforgiving sectors. Jon thrives as the catalyst for collective achievement, helping individuals realize career advancement.

Brandie Somers

North Cascade Regional Director

Brandie has been in ophthalmology since 2003. She is dedicated to physician driven, patient centered care and possesses a great passion for developing meaningful processes and procedures that result in accurate coding and compliance with regulatory agencies.

Over her career, she has gained experience as a certified ophthalmic assistant, team supervisor, director of surgery and as the practice administrator for The Harman Eye Clinic and Surgery Center.

As a regional director, Brandie oversees employee development and education and is responsible for physician support, mentoring management, financial accountability, and strategic planning of the Sight Partners clinics and surgery centers within the North Cascade Region.

Landon White

Director of Information Technologies

Landon White has led an impressive career as a Business and IT Consultant during his 24+ years working in the technology industry. From 2004-2012, he was named Consultant of the Year by the Apple Business Group. Landon has also been utilized by several well-known Seattle-area companies, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Costco, and Eddie Bauer.

Serving as the Director of IT at Sight Partners, Landon plays a major role in guiding the company through technology decisions. By his commitment to this role, he has helped Sight Partners to accomplish its mission of improving lives by improving vision.

Our Services

From supply purchase negotiation to RCM and EHR, Patient Experience Tools to Marketing Support, we create preferred access to the tools that help practices grow. As a Sight Partners member, you will have access to resources that usually evade private practice.

As growth partners, we are invested in long-term growth for the practices, and it’s in both our interest and the practice’s interest to focus only on service additions that grow the practice by improving the quality of partners’, employees, and patients’ lives.

TREASURY
We can provide access to funds at rates lower than otherwise accessible by most medical practices. These funds may be used not only to finance growth of the practice, but also for temporary operations needs (line of credit).
ACCOUNTING
Accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory management, payroll, financial reporting, and maintaining financial controls.
REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
Facilitate improvement in administrative and clinic functions associated with claims processing, payment, and revenue generation.
PAYOR NEGOTIATIONS
Access to payor contracts that have been negotiated at competitive rates (must have common NPI and TIN).
CODING
Maximize reimbursement and ensure compliance.
PURCHASING
Procurement of supplies, management of vendors, and compliance with business protocols
CALL CENTER
Centralized services to improve efficiency while decreasing cost of staffing for individual practices.
ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION SERVICE
Ensure ability to meet regulatory requirements and standards established by CMS and state department of health.
Recruiting
Screening, interviewing and placing employees
Employee relations
Payroll, benefits, and training
Planning
Direction and coordination of administrative functions
Professional credentialing
Governance of technological systems, maintenance of technology infrastructure, functionality of technology systems
  • Network
  • Applications
  • Telephony
  • Company website
Access to the operational and business analytical software used by our family of businesses
  • EHR
  • Practice Management
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Purchasing
  • Telephone

PREMIUM SERVICES

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Outreach and Analytical Support in Collaboration with Internal Doctors And Managers
EVENT PLANNING
Planning and Production For Virtual and In-Person Events
VIDEO
Pre- and Post-Production and Editing

ALL SERVICES

ADVERTISING & MARKETING
Full Service Marketing and Advertising
DIGITAL MARKETING
SEO, Google/Facebook Pay-Per-Click, Display Advertising and Social Media Marketing
MEDIA BUYING AND PLACEMENT
Print and Direct Mail
ONLINE REPUTATION
Patient Reviews and Online Listings Management
PROMOTIONAL COLLATERAL
Custom Imprinted Branding Products: Brochures, Business Cards, Pens, Etc.
WEBSITE
Development, Landing Pages and Support

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