Plans are underway to bring family medicine to Burlington Junction in the fall of 2016. With the recent announcement about Lindsay Allan, M.D. joining the Community Hospital-Fairfax team in October, the hospital is now able to expand its clinic presence.
“Primary care access is absolutely essential to the health of a community. The more locations in our service area we can bring family medicine, the better it is for our communities.” explained Community Hospital-Fairfax CEO, Roger Steinkruger.
The hospital is still working on plans for which providers on the team will be seeing patients in Burlington Junction and on what days, but plans are moving forward to locate land and bring in a modular clinic for the planned late fall of 2016 opening.
Community Hospital-Fairfax has recently been expanding its family medicine presence. In August of 2014, a clinic was opened in Mound City with Dustin Carpenter M.D. and Becky Heits FNP seeing patients. In January of 2016, Sherlyn Sipes, FNP, began seeing patients in the South Holt Family Medicine Clinic in Oregon, Mo. Burlington Junction adds a convenient location for residents in Nodaway County to receive primary care.
Questions about plans for the clinic can be directed to the hospital at (660) 686-2211. For updates about the clinic and other hospital happenings, watch the hospital’s Facebook page or visit www.FairfaxMed.com