Busy, established, MD/OD  practice for sale Lakewood, WA

After 30 years it is time to turn my practice, and cherished patients, over to the next generation.  There has been a solo eye doc practice in this location for over 60 years.   We have a busy and rewarding practice with many loyal patients and referral sources.   If you are a young optometrist that would like to step into a turnkey practice with exceptional income and plenty of potential for expansion, or a more mature one that would like to reduce your stress, be your own boss, and continue doing the things that make your life matter this is a good choice.

It is important that you do know that this practice heavily emphasizes continuing care for patients with eye problems.  It is currently not a typical optometric practice.  It could continue on this path, expand or change to a more traditional OD practice.  The new eye doctor would need to decide what type of future practice she, or he, is most comfortable with.

We are located in Lakewood, Washington, a suburb of Tacoma and 30 miles south of Seattle.  Most people are familiar with the Pacific Northwest, but here is a brief description.  We are located on Puget Sound, otherwise known as the Salish Sea.  The area offers urban amenities such as opera, major sports, plays and good schools. The mountains, sea, and forest are within a very short drive.  An abundance of diversified outdoor adventures are close at hand, including skiing, hiking, sailing, mountain biking, golf, tennis (the Lakewood Tennis Club is a 10-minute walk), and about every recreational activity you can imagine.  Also, Washington has no state income tax.

We are at sea level with a temperate climate moderated by the Puget Sound. If you experienced a bit of frost this winter you might be interested to know we had a total of one week of weather that dipped below freezing.  The summers here are described as "paradise".  The San Juan Islands are a playground for billionaires in the summer.

Our office was completely remodeled and presents well.  We have the equipment you would expect of a quality practice with Haag-Streit, Zeiss, and Humphreys.  We have a good location in a professional complex.  The overhead is low.  The exposure is good and we have plentiful parking.   We could lease or sell the building.

There is easy room for both expansion of the physical building or the services you might like to provide.  Examples of easy expansion would be that I do not fit contacts of sell glasses.   My patients would very much like to have the convenience of an optical but I have been just too busy.  There is space for an optical and it would be a good fit with someone with optometric training.   There is an available vacant lot abutting our lot in the complex if you wish to build out more.   I have reduced my office hours to 2.5 days per week. Despite the abbreviated hours, we still enjoy an adequate income. You may wish to work more, the patients are there.

This is a practice with multiple opportunities.  When I step aside, I would like to know that my patients have access to continued, convenient, high-quality care.   I also do have a great staff and would like them to continue as a team with the new eye doctor.

I would be happy to continue in your new practice as you deem appropriate for the successful continuity of patient care.

I have left the price blank because it should be valued at what is fair and equitable to both parties.

If you are interested, please contact me at
David Benson, MD, OD

Practice Ownership in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest!

Enjoy living the good life in Ellensburg or Cle Elum, WA—all the fun of Seattle without all the traffic!

This two-location practice, with its modern medical modality and loyal patient base, will provide patients and cash flow on your first day of ownership. Half of all appointments are medical exams involving diabetic retinopathy, ocular disease, dry eye, macular disease, and glaucoma treatment.  The practice also serves a growing contact lens population.

Located in a professional building complex, just off Main Street and University Ave in downtown Ellensburg, the primary office boasts three fully equipped exam rooms, Zeiss Spectral Domain OCT, HFA Visual Field, Clarus wide-field camera, and a certified EMR/EHR cloud-based software.  The Cle Elum satellite location, also in a professional building, has two well-equipped exam rooms with space for a third.  Optos Daytona and visual field are on-site.  A well-trained staff of six, and a four-and-a-half day patient schedule (no Saturdays!) ensures a pleasurable work life.  Both locations are poised for expansion with additional doctor days or extending operating hours. The practice has a mix of private pay, Medicare, and vision plans, serving a geographic area of over 42,000 people. Outstanding Demand Force and Google reviews attest to the practice reputation for quality service.

Ellensburg is an active community with a strong hometown feeling and affordable cost of living. It is a town of contrasts—a rodeo/farming community that is also home to Central Washington University.  It’s authentic, artistic, has a growing, hip after-hours scene, and close proximity to the mountains make it an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.   The climate here is more pronounced than western Washington but more subdued than other parts of the country.  In the summer, there are lots of sunny days, easy access to camping areas, high back country trails, and the Yakima and Columbia Rivers provides opportunity for a variety of activities.  In the winter, Snoqualmie and Mission Ridge ski and recreational areas are about an hour away.  Just off the I-90 corridor, most parts of the state are accessible in less than 3 hours (Seattle is about 90 minutes away).  The community is safe with great schools, many sports programs, and a strong housing market.  If neighbors aren’t your thing, look to the Cle Elum/Rosyln area—rustic, yet sparsely suburban, and full of charm (Rosyln was Northern Exposure’s Cicely, Alaska). It’s even closer to nature (and Seattle—many residents commute daily to work).   The area is one of the fastest growing counties in the state--potential for growth is high.

Enjoy practicing in the way you’ve always wanted to while building a lifetime of success and pride that comes with owning your own professional practice in beautiful Central Washington.  Easy financing options are available. The current owner/doctor will be willing to work part-time up to two years to assist with a smooth transition.

Inquiries may be emailed to:  skstorrsod@fairpoint.net  Visit our website: www.familyeyeclinicwa.com