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Glossary Partners with Lighthouse Medical Management Group to Provide Medical and Office Supplies to New England Physicians

Deal offers over 1,000 providers a more efficient method of ordering suppliesSEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2000--, an online source of medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and office supplies for out-of-hospital healthcare providers, announces an agreement with Lighthouse Medical Management, Inc. (LHMM), the largest non-hospital affiliated practice management firm in New England, to offer over 1,000 New England providers an efficient and streamlined process to order their supplies.

"The primary motivation for seeking an online provider of medical supplies was our doctors' obvious needs and demands for a better way to order supplies,'' said William B. Scatchard, III, vice president of marketing at Lighthouse Medical Management, Inc. "We went to our members and asked which online suppliers they'd had the best experience with and came out on top.''

"They clearly had the best customer service, on time delivery and quick and efficient process for ordering medical and office supplies,'' Scatchard added. "We look forward to promoting to our physicians.''

In 1999, INC Magazine ranked Lighthouse 190th on their list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. The privately held, practice management firm provides an array of consulting services, including coding and compliance and accounts receivable management, for 250 physician practices representing more than one million covered lives in New England. Thirty Lighthouse department managers will promote immediately. Lighthouse also will feature a link to on their homepage, providing Lighthouse physician members with easy access to for medical supply procurement.

"Lighthouse is comprised of a tremendous group of people who open the doors to many practices in the New England area,'' said Joe Schnepf,'s director of national accounts. "They are very well respected and a recommendation from Lighthouse will go a long way.''

About Lighthouse Medical Management, Inc.

LHMM was established in April of 1993 on the recommendation of local physicians, accountants and consultants as an alternative to traditional practice management options. The privately held, Providence, RI, based company was built on more than 30 years of medical accounts receivable management experience brought forth by the founders of the organization, Stephen E. Tortolani, President, William B. Scatchard, III, vice president of marketing and Bettina Crisafulli, vice president of operations. Lighthouse currently administers accounts receivable for more than 1200 medical providers. Today, LHMM is one of the largest organizations of its kind in New England and is positioned to expand its influence throughout the Northeast.

About is a privately held online distributor that provides medical, surgical and pharmaceutical supplies and specialty-specific information for out-of-hospital healthcare practitioners. brings a broad product selection, competitive pricing and unparalleled customer service along with the convenience and efficiencies of ordering supplies online to the rapidly growing physician marketplace.