One GI® Expands Mississippi Presence by Welcoming Digestive Health Specialists

Memphis, TN (March 2, 2021) – One GI®, a gastroenterology management services organization formed by Webster Equity Partners (“Webster”), has acquired Digestive Health Specialists (“DHS”) in Tupelo, Mississippi. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, One GI® identifies and partners with leading gastroenterology practices seeking a strategic partner to provide capital and management services to help foster growth, drive economies of scale and deliver the highest quality care to patients. 

Formed in April 2020, One GI® is comprised of leading gastroenterology practices through Tennessee, Mississippi and Ohio. Established in 1999, Digestive Health Specialists is the largest independent GI practice in Tupelo, MS. The DHS team is comprised of 10 physicians and 4 advanced practice providers. One GI® is led by Chairman Michael Dragutsky, M.D. Dr. Dragutsky commented, “We’re excited to be joining forces with DHS and continue to extend our reach throughout our home states of Tennessee and Mississippi. DHS has an excellent clinical reputation and are a great addition to One GI®. We’re thrilled to continue our growth throughout Mississippi.”

“Our partnership with One GI® is an exciting opportunity to join forces with like-minded physicians,” said Stephen T. Amann, M.D., DHS’s Executive Board member. Scott Edwards CEO of Digestive Health Specialists shared “We chose to partner with One GI® because we share the vision, commitment and approach to clinical excellence and physician-centric management. We are excited to be moving forward together.”

Goodwin Procter and Reed Smith served as legal counsel to One GI®. Baird Business Owner Solutions served as financial advisor to DHS.

About One GI®

One GI® is a gastroenterology management services organization that partners with GI physicians to help them manage, optimize, and grow their practices. One GI® provides critical business services to physicians so they can focus on what they do best: providing excellent care to patients. For additional information on One GI®, please visit

About Webster Equity Partners

Founded in 2003, Webster Equity Partners is a private equity firm that partners with healthcare service companies with a focus on high impact growth strategies based on delivering the highest quality care and exceptional service. For additional information on Webster Equity Partners, including a complete list of companies, please visit

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