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Brown & Toland, Alta Bates Medical Group complete merger
San Francisco Business Times

Two of the region’s largest medical groups, San Francisco’s Brown & Toland Physicians and the East Bay’s Alta Bates Medical Group , said Monday they’ve completed their previously announced merger. The combined Brown & Toland Physicians entity has “close to” 1,500 doctors, more than 140,000 HMO enrollees and about 175,000 PPO members, officials said. That added size and scope could give Brown & Toland more clout as the health care world prepares for the full impact of federal health reform in 2014, potentially setting it up as a broader player in the region.