Recently opened in four Greene County locations, My Clinic is now open in Linton. Operated under the umbrella of the Greene County General Hospital, the four offices have taken a ‘branded’ approach to health care, with an emphasis on conformity.
At all My Clinic locations, staff are easily recognizable as such, with all wearing the gunmetal-gray polo shirts emblazoned with the My Clinics logo designed by GCGH CEO Brenda Reetz, a former graphic designer.
The same muted colors decorate the locations, with one exception.
At the Linton My Clinic location, the sprawling offices are divided in two, with the east side sporting the familiar grays and blues of My Clinic offices in Bloomfield, WestGate and Worthington and the west half, the My Clinic Women’s Health Center, decorated in grays and greens.
“This is two clinics in one,” said Reetz. “To avoid confusion, the Women’s Health Center on the left has a green door and My Linton Clinic on the right has a gray door.”
With the addition of the specialized clinic for women, patients can now access a host of services in one location, including routine gynecological screenings and exams, annual exams, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, management of reproductive and gynecological issues across a woman’s lifespan, pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams, family planning and counseling, prenatal care and delivery planning, fellowship-trained providers capable of performing C-section deliveries, lactation support, blood work and other diagnostic studies, a full range of contraceptive counseling and services including IUD’s, implants and sterilization by tubal ligation, cancer screenings and the management of peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopausal health including hormone replacement therapy.
The office is staffed by two board-certified OB/GYN doctors, Douglas Lawson, MD and Youssef Rezk, MD, MS, FACOG (Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) specializing in women’s reproductive health, pregnancy and childbirth.
“Expectant moms can have regular OB/GYN checkups, we can draw complete labs for blood work, we do IUD removals, cyst removals and soon we will be offering pelvic rehab for new mothers,” Reetz said.
All four clinics employ on-site social workers who rotate between locations, electronic recordkeeping, access to GCGH’s online patient portal and text reminders for appointments.
The Women’s Health Center offers six exam rooms and one procedure room, and the adjoining My Linton Clinic family practice side boasts nine exam rooms and one procedure room.
On the family practice side, providers Dr. Gene Bourgasser, Dr. Frederick Ridge, FNP Lisa Bredeweg and FNP Jane Heidinger will be joined in August by FNP Amanda Brinson, the daughter of Dr. Frederick Ridge.
Reetz and the My Clinics staffers are actively seeking patient feedback. Patients wishing to provide feedback may do so via telephone, email, the GCGH website or their Facebook page.
By Patti Danner, Staff Writer Greene County Daily World