Our Story

The movement to “Keep Anesthesiology Private” was launched in January 2016 by Providence Anesthesiology Associates (PAA). Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, PAA is an independent practice comprised of 65 anesthesiologists—all of whom value physician autonomy and independence. We are passionate in our belief that the independent physician practice drives the highest levels of productivity, creativity, professionalism and clinical excellence, and we wholeheartedly encourage other practices to maintain their autonomy.

The purpose of this movement is to preserve our specialty by bringing together a group of like-minded physicians and healthcare professionals who believe that the corporate and hospital-owned anesthesia models fail. There is strength in numbers, and through physician collaboration, we believe we can all help each other stand firm—and keep from surrendering to the mega-groups, hospitals and publicly owned corporations.

We are stronger, together.

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