Published on April 26, 2013

Baptist Medical Group expanding

BMG partners with River City Pediatrics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Baptist Medical Group, Baptist Memorial Health Care's multispecialty physician group, announced the acquisition of River City Pediatrics.

"River City Pediatrics will bring more than 50 combined years of experience in pediatrics to our group," said Jim Boswell, Baptist Medical Group chief executive officer and vice president of physician services for Baptist Memorial Health Care. "This will be the first BMG pediatric group partnership in Memphis."

Janet D. Geiger, M.D., Ellen J. Stecker, M.D., and Seema Abbasi, M.D. established their practice in November 2006. They see patients from newborn through age18.

"All three doctors are exceptional physicians and great additions to the entire BMG team," says Jim Boswell, Baptist Medical Group chief executive officer and vice president of physician services for Baptist Memorial Health Care. "By adding strong providers, we continue to expand the high level of service our patients expect and deserve."

"We are excited to join the growing BMG family," Janet D. Geiger, MD, River City Pediatrics physician said. "This partnership allows River City Pediatrics to continue our personalized, state-of-the-art pediatric care to all our families, strengthened by the extensive resources and support of the BMG network."

River City Pediatrics is located at 6401 Poplar Avenue, Suite 610, Memphis, TN 38119. The number to call for appointments is 901-761-1280.

Baptist Medical Group is one of the area's largest not-for-profit multispecialty physician group practices with 463 providers representing 41 specialties in West Tennessee, East Arkansas and North Mississippi. For more information on BMG, please visit, or call 901-227-DOCS.

One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 14 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 450 physicians; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. Baptist has more than 2,300 licensed beds system-wide, employs more than 13,000 people and has approximately 85,000 admissions annually. In 2011, Baptist provided $169 million in community benefit throughout the Mid-South. For more information about Baptist, please visit or call 800-4-BAPTIST.

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