|The National EYEPA Coalition
The National EYEPA Coalition was officially created in 2003 by bringing together an assemblage of Independent Professional Associations (IPAs) throughout the United States. The National Coalition is comprised of twenty-seven state IPAs representing approximately 4,800 doctors – 4,500 ODs and 300 MDs. IPAs are being added and should number at least thirty by year’s end.
Mission, Purpose and Objective of the National EYEPA Coalition
The Mission of the National Coalition is to represent, assist and facilitate doctor owned and operated IPAs in their pursuit of quality eye care for the public. Likewise, the purpose of the coalition is to enhance and facilitate reciprocal relationships between the various state IPAs and to cooperate in solving mutual concerns of the state eye care IPA members.
The primary Objective, tied with the Mission and Purpose of the National Coalition, is to help and to assist the independent eye care practitioner to remain independent, survive and thrive in today’s and tomorrow’s health care arena.