3 transactions making physicians nervous

Here are three recent transactions in the healthcare industry that have left physicians wary, as reported by Becker's since Jan. 17:

1.  Optum received approval to bypass a state review of its planned purchase of physician-owned Corvallis (Ore.) Clinic, a physician-owned practice that has experienced significant financial turmoil in recent years, particularly since the cyberattack on Optum's Change Healthcare, which the Corvallis Clinic uses to 

2. Optum is set to acquire financially troubled Dallas-based Steward Health Care's physician group. The deal has drawn scrutiny from lawmakers, many of whom have repeatedly accused Steward of prioritizing shareholders over public health.

3. Venture capital firm General Catalyst is on track to acquire Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health and transform the health system into a for-profit entity, representing private equity's growing presence in healthcare.

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