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Nov 07 2013

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Clinic opens for business

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The clinic’s staff was on hand to meet the community.- photo by Joycelyne Fadojutimi

 

Good Shepherd Medical Center, GSMC, Medicine Clinic recently hosted a Health Fair and Open House for their new Medicine Clinic located at 103 West Loop 281 323 behind Burlington Coat Factory/ Judson Road. The event offered clinic tours, health information, refreshments and free health screenings to the public. Dr. Emmanuel Elueze, Dr. John Paredes and many of Good Shepherd Medical Center’s Internal Medicine resident physicians were on site to meet those in attendance.

According to Emmanuel Elueze, MD, PhD, FACP, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Associate Chair and Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT), the Medicine Clinic is a primary care clinic for the teaching faculty and residents of Good Shepherd Medical Center. The Clinic is part of GSMC’s goal to provide primary care to Longview and all of east Texas. Dr. Elueze, Dr.Parades, other faculty and 35 medical residents will man the clinic from 8-5pm, Monday to Friday. Appointment is not necessary hence walk-ins are welcomed.

“We are inviting all of Longview to come and experience good primary care,” said Elueze. “Our goal is a patient-centered medical home approach. This clinic is where patient’s care is at its best.”

Elueze is so sure you will be pleased because the provider and patient’s experience is phenomenal. In addition, the Clinic is a place where patients feel at home and the Clinician can measure what they do. Moreover, the Clinic will use information technology to improve the kind of care they provide. The Clinic Elueze said considers patient and family as part of the team. “The more we work together, the better the outcome.”

The Medicine Clinic provides:

Routine Exams: Preventative care and well woman exams

Chronic Medical Care: Hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and arthritis

Minor Procedure: Nasal cauterization, joint injections, suture removal, ingrown toe nail procedures, minor skin laceration repair and suturing

Urgent Medical Care: Bronchitis, pneumonia, cold and flu; ear, nose and throat infection.

The Clinic accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans as well as private pay and cash.

For more information, please call (903) 315-5600.

Story and photos by Joycelyne Fadojutimi

joycelyne@easttexasreview.com

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