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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Wellington Family Practice Clinic to close in May

  • Three physicians are leaving Wellington and closing the clinic next month.
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  • Wellington Family Clinic will be closing in May. Director of Communications Sherry Hill confirmed the clinic is closing but had no other comment about the situation.
    The clinic has not announced an official closing date although some employees and patients have been told May 24, 2013 will be the last day of operation.
    Wellington area residents who had used the clinic for their health care won't be left completely out in the cold though.
    The Sumner County Family Care Center try to fill the void the closing of the other clinic will create.
    "We are doing the best we can to accommodate as many of those employees and patients as we can," said Sumner County Family Care Center spokesperson Darla McGovern.
    SCFCC has hired Whitney Newberry - currently a nurse practitioner at the closing facility - and Physicians Assistant Candace Giefer-Lira to help increase their capacity to handle new patients.
    "We take all insurance and we can help patients make the transition to our facility," McGovern said.
    Sumner County Family Care Center has been in operation in Wellington since 1976.

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