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UofL consolidates family medicine locations to improve service and access to care

by Jill Scoggins last modified Nov 24, 2010 11:08 AM

Nov. 23, 2010

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Providing access to more patients and enhancing health services provided, the University of Louisville Family Medicine has consolidated two locations into a larger facility and increased the number of physicians seeing patients.

 

UofL Family Medicine opened its newest facility at 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 900, on Nov. 22.  An Open House will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Refreshments and tours of the new facility with physicians and staff will be available.

 

The new Bishop Lane facility has 9,300 square feet, and the Bishop Lane facility and UofL Family Medicine’s existing Cardinal Station clinic have the combined capacity to accommodate 3,600 patients per month and the ability for future growth, said Chad Vaughn, executive director of the family and geriatric medicine practice. Both locations also have in-house laboratory facilities.

 

“Our new facility on Bishop Lane is updated, more spacious and gives us the ability to provide service to more patients,” Dr. James O’Brien, chair of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, said. “At the same time, we will continue to have all the same physicians and staff practicing at the clinics so patients will continue to see the same providers of care.

 

“There will be no change for any patients in the high quality of care they receive.”

 

The current UofL Family Medicine clinic in the Ambulatory Care Building (ACB) on Jackson Street will close Dec. 31, and the former facility on Newburg Road closed Nov. 22. The ACB and Newburg Road facilities had 7,000 square feet of space combined and the capacity for approximately 1,300 patients per month.

 

Following the closing of the ACB facility, a physician and a nurse practitioner will move to Cardinal Station, located in Suite 100 at 215 Central Ave. Another physician will move to the new Bishop Lane facility. A total of 10 faculty physicians, one nurse practitioner and 24 residents will provide care at the Bishop Lane and Cardinal Station locations.

 

Practicing at the Bishop Lane facility are Dr. Jeri Reid, Dr. Angela Wetherton, Dr. Karen Krigger and Dr. Eli Pendleton. Practicing at Cardinal Station are Dr. Renee Girdler, Dr. Michael Ostapchuk, Dr. David Doukas, Dr. Richard Haddy, Dr. Richard Aud, Dr. Charles Kodner and nurse practitioner Suzanne Steinbock.

 

Vaughn added that TARC patrons will have easier access to the Bishop Lane facility as compared to Newburg Road. “On Newburg Road, bus riders had to get off about a half-block away,” he said. “At 1941 Bishop Lane, the TARC stop is directly in front of our entrance, which will make it much easier for people riding the bus to access our facility.” Ample free parking also is available, he said.

 

Beginning in October, staff began notifying patients of the new facility’s opening. Mailings were sent to all existing patients, and staff verbally informed all patients who came into the Newburg Road clinic for appointments. Signage also has been placed at the old locations, directing patients to the Bishop Lane and Cardinal Station locations.

 

The phone number to make appointments at Bishop Lane is the same as for the former Newburg Road facility – (502) 852-6684.  The phone number for Cardinal Station is (502) 852-2822.

 

University of Louisville Family Medicine

 

1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 900, (502) 852-6684

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Jeri Reid, M.D.

Angela Wetherton, M.D.

Karen Krigger, M.D.

Eli Pendleton, M.D.

 

Cardinal Station, 215 Central Ave., Suite 100, (502) 852-2822

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Renee Girdler, M.D.

Michael Ostapchuk, M.D.

David Doukas, M.D.

Richard Haddy, M.D.

Richard Aud, M.D.

Charles Kodner, M.D.

Suzanne Steinbock, A.R.N.P.

 

 

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