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Largest HCA physician groups in the U.S.

There are more than 2.7 million physicians in the U.S. according to the Definitive Healthcare PhysicianView product. Of this total, about 1.4 million are affiliated with a physician group.

What are physician groups?

A physician group is a group of one or more physicians who are operating together to provide patient care. Physician groups with one physician who owns and manages their own office are classified as a private practice. Groups with two or more physicians providing care within the same facility are classified as a group practice.

Group practices are often affiliated with a larger health system. Using the Definitive Healthcare PhysicianGroupView product, we have listed the largest physician groups in the U.S. that belong to the HCA Healthcare network (Definitive ID: 4710), the largest health system in the U.S. by number of member hospitals and the top IDN by net patient revenue. The groups are ranked by the number of affiliated physicians. Definitive Healthcare tracks the number of physicians affiliated with physician groups based on data from Physician Compare and Definitive Healthcare proprietary research (updated weekly).

Top 20 largest HCA physician groups by number of affiliated physicians

RankPhysician group nameMain specialtyCityStateDefinitive IDNumber of physiciansExplore dataset
1HCA Florida Healthcare PhysiciansInternal MedicineSebringFL10473958,058Explore
2Mission Health Physicians (FKA Mission Medical Associates)Family PracticeAshevilleNC5504701,220Explore
3HCA Florida PhysiciansInternal MedicineTampaFL10018281,184Explore
4Grand Strand Health PhysiciansEmergency MedicineMyrtle BeachSC598668895Explore
5Sunrise Health PhysiciansCardiology - CardiologistLas VegasNV1001654822Explore
6Good Samaritan Health System PhysiciansAnesthesiology - AnesthesiologistSan JoseCA1001976755Explore
7Trident Health PhysiciansPediatric MedicineSummervilleSC1044508409Explore
8HCA Midwest PhysiciansFamily PracticeOverland ParkKS723668386Explore
9Rocky Mountain Hospital for ChildrenPediatric MedicineDenverCO1044791295Explore
10TriStar Medical GroupInternal MedicineNashvilleTN982034249Explore
11Intensive Care Consortium IncCritical Care (Intensivists)Boca RatonFL552803243Explore
12Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare PhysiciansObstetrics/GynecologyEl PasoTX1001927227Explore
13HealthONE Physician Group (FKA Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery Associates)Obstetrics/GynecologyDenverCO648123199Explore
14LewisGale PhysiciansFamily PracticeRoanokeVA551136197Explore
15St Lucie Medical Center PhysiciansInternal MedicinePort Saint LucieFL1042050195Explore
16Corpus Christi Medical Center PhysiciansPediatric MedicineCorpus ChristiTX1001847183Explore
17The Womans Hospital of TexasObstetrics/GynecologyHoustonTX1033161183Explore
18Methodist Physicians (FKA Methodist Physician Practices)Cardiology - CardiologistSan AntonioTX956240181Explore
19Memorial Health University PhysiciansInternal MedicineSavannahGA553439153Explore
20Wesley Care PhysiciansFamily PracticeWichitaKS1044651137Explore

Fig. 1. Data is from the Definitive Healthcare PhysicianGroupView product. The number of affiliated physician data is sourced from Physician Compare and Definitive Healthcare proprietary research (updated weekly). Data accessed November 2023.

Who are the largest employers for physicians in the HCA network?

The largest HCA physician group is HCA Florida Healthcare Physicians, with 8,058 affiliated physicians. This physician group, which has nearly 170 practice locations spread across Florida, also ranks among the largest physician groups by number of group practice members (sixth place) and top groups with the most Medicare charges (second place).

In second place is Mission Health Physicians, with 1,220 affiliated physicians. Mission Health Physicians has 75 practice locations in the western part of North Carolina.

The third top HCA physician group by number of affiliated physicians is HCA Florida Physicians, with 1,184. This group has 47 practice locations along the east and west coasts of Florida, and likely shares many of the same physicians as HCA Florida Healthcare Physicians, as providers may be affiliated with more than one physician group in the practice area.

Florida and North Carolina rank in the top five U.S. states with the highest number of HCA hospitals. With higher numbers of HCA hospitals, it is no surprise that these areas also have physician groups with higher numbers of affiliated providers.

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