Oaklawn to open physician office on Beadle Lake Road
[Marshall/Battle Creek-10/12/09] Oaklawn Hospital has announced the opening of a physician office on Beadle Lake Road just off I-94, immediately south of the Citgo service station. The office is will be home for both a Family Practice and Internal Medicine specialist. The project got underway in August and will begin seeing patients the first week in January 2010.
“Oaklawn draws patients from all directions” said Oaklawn CEO and President Rob Covert in making the announcement. “Over the years we’ve established Oaklawn-affiliated physician offices approximately 12 miles from the hospital, with one in Olivet, Albion, and Tekonsha. Placing one in the Beadle Lake area completes our circle and allows us to better serve our patients in that area.”
Covert also cited Oaklawn’s growing number of specialists and new services as a reason for adding another satellite physician office. “We’re continually adding specialists to Oaklawn’s medical staff,” Covert said. “We have the county’s only endocrinologist here at the hospital and have recently added a second gastroenterologist and a second pulmonologists. In the last 18 months we’ve also added Wound Care, Hospice, Home Medical Equipment, and now have plans to add cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and a women’s health center. Having a primary care physician office on our western border will facilitate easier access to our specialists and new services for our patients in that area.”