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PE GI Solutions (formerly Physicians Endoscopy) is proud to announce a special time in its company history—Physicians Endoscopy’s 20th anniversary. In an era where healthcare changes are far too numerous to list, PE has been the leading gastroenterology development and management company—achieving two decades of exceptional expertise and substantial growth.

Physicians Endoscopy began operations in 1998 when it was organized as a Delaware limited liability company. Barry Tanner and Karen Sablyak are the company’s respective CEO and CFO. They joined the company in 1999 and are considered to be the founders of PE. They co-wrote the business plan that has evolved into what exists as Physicians Endoscopy today. “PE’s journey started as a little company sitting in a small office writing a business plan with one critical mission—to be the leader in supporting the single specialty of gastroenterology. It was a bold idea to dedicate an entire organization to only one specialty, but it was our strategic vision to do one thing and do it really well”, said Barry Tanner, Physician Endoscopy’s CEO.


Today, the success of Physicians Endoscopy and its nearly 60 ambulatory surgery centers and over 535,000 GI procedures per year has been in part to its employees and its partners. Furthermore, PE currently has over 275 employees and 600 gastroenterologist partners. “When I truly think about growth, I don’t particularly think in terms of office space, employees or revenue. Instead, I think back to our core mission and the celebration of each center we built and each partnership we achieved, and with that ultimately how it all translates to saving lives. Each center, each physician, each staff member has impacted patients across the country—saving hundreds of lives and loved ones,” said Mr. Tanner.

Key PE milestones include:

  • 1998: Company founded with the acquisition of two west coast surgery centers
  • 1999: Executive team assembled
  • 2000: First de novo ASC opened
  • 2002: Billing division launched
  • 2006: First three-way hospital joint venture model accomplished
  • 2009: Investment in information technology
  • 2010: Expanded operations/clinical division
  • 2012: Entered acquisition market completing six transactions in first year
  • 2017: Frontier Healthcare joined PE adding fifteen more centers to the company’s portfolio. PE Gastro practice management division introduced.

“I have been truly blessed to work with such talented individuals over the years. We have much more to accomplish, and I am humbled by the excellence delivered by each and every one of our employees who contribute to our success on a daily basis,” said Karen Sablyak, Physician Endoscopy’s CFO.

“We have accomplished so much together during our first 20 years. As a company, we have empowered people to realize their full potential and helped partners reach lifetime goals. We believe we can offer something vastly superior because we are dedicated to just one specialty, and because we care deeply about the patient experience and the physicians who value our help. Today, I think more about the future and what we can accomplish together. Please join me in celebrating a very special anniversary in the history of Physicians Endoscopy. Our ability to positively impact the GI service line continues to grow and remain an ongoing goal of the organization,” said Barry Tanner.


Physicians Endoscopy is a nationally recognized development and management partner for GI-focused ambulatory surgery centers. The company was named ‘Best Places to Work 2017’ by Calkins Media and ‘150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare’ by Becker’s Hospital Review. It operates 58 partnered facilities in 15 states with 23 different hospital systems. PE is formally approved by Certified Administrator Surgery Center as a provider for Administrator Education Units. The company is a significant sponsor of the Colon Cancer Coalition, Get Your Rear in Gear-Philadelphia and AliveAndKickn foundation. PE builds collaborative, long-term relationships with partnered physicians positively impacting the center, its patients and the bottom line.

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