Eye Care Specialists Now Part of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group
January 8, 2018

Eye Care Specialists Now Part of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group

Drs. Francomano, Verra and Yepes-Hoyos continue decades of caring for Saratoga community

Dr. Francomano
Dr. Francomano

Dr. Verra
 Dr. Verra

Dr. Yepes-Hoyos


 SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, January 8, 2018—One of the region’s most successful, respected ophthalmology and optometry practices has joined Saratoga Hospital’s multispecialty medical group as of January 1.

Eye Care Specialists is now Saratoga Hospital Medical Group?  Eye Care. Drs. Thomas Francomano, Mark Verra and Enrique Yepes-Hoyos remain in practice together in the new group. They are seeing patients on Saratoga Hospital’s Wilton Campus, in newly renovated offices on the second floor of Saratoga Surgery Center.

“For decades, our community and our hospital have benefited from the skill, expertise and compassion of these doctors,” said Dr. David Mastrianni, senior vice president, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group. “Bringing them on board the hospital medical group cements our already strong relationship and ensures that our region has continued access to the highest quality eye care.”

For the doctors, joining the medical group offers increased opportunities to collaborate on patient care and keep pace with changing technology, such as electronic health records. Even more important is the fundamental commitment—of the hospital and medical group—to put patients first.

“Saratoga Hospital places an uncompromising emphasis on treating patients with care that reflects both compassion and medical excellence,” Dr. Verra said. “We are dedicated to providing this same type of care to every one of our patients.”

Dr. Francomano, the founder of Eye Care Specialists, agrees. “We share a very simple philosophy,” he said. “Treat your patients as you would like to be treated. This golden rule has been around for millennia and still applies.”

Dr. Francomano came to Saratoga Springs as a solo practitioner 35 years ago. Since then, “the practice and the community have grown beyond our wildest dreams, and we continue to adore life in this wonderful place.” A graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed an internship and residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Francomano is board certified in ophthalmology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Verra grew up in nearby Loudonville and went on to graduate from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed an internship at Medical Center of Delaware and a residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Verra is board certified in ophthalmology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Yepes-Hoyos is a graduate of New England College of Optometry. He completed an internship at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Brockton Campus, and a residency in geriatric optometry, also with the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is board certified in Optometry.

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group -- Eye Care is located on Saratoga Hospital’s Wilton Campus at 3050 Route 50, Suite 203. To make an appointment, call 518-587-8400.

About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. With a medical staff of more than 450 providers, the hospital offers care in a broad range of medical specialties at more than 20 locations including its Wilton campus and the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta. The Saratoga Hospital Medical Group ensures easy access to services that can have the greatest impact on both individual and community health. In keeping with its emphasis on quality, Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet designation for nursing excellence. On Jan. 1, 2017, Saratoga Hospital finalized its affiliation with Albany Medical Center, joining Columbia Memorial Health in creating a regionally integrated, locally governed healthcare system. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
Peter M. Hopper
Director, Marketing and Communications

08 Jan 2018