The Edmond Sun

Local News

July 20, 2012

County sees drop in health care costs

Officials enthusiastically welcome new clinic

EDMOND — Friday morning, Gus Rivera came to IMWell Health’s new Midtown clinic at 136 N.W. 10th St., Suite 110, for a wellness check.

Rivera said the clinic is convenient and the staff members are friendly, making it a good place to come for health care. They’re also flexible when it comes to scheduling, he said.

“They’re very straight with you. They’re very personable,” he said.

He said he’s thankful to be receiving proper treatment, noting that many others don’t get that type of care.  

Rivera is not the only one enthused about the new clinic. County officials are excited about a partnership they say will help improve workers’ lives and save taxpayer dollars.

Friday morning members of county government and IMWell Health celebrated the grand opening of the company’s third clinic in Oklahoma.

IMWell Health CEO Dan Parker said the company is pleased to open its first Oklahoma City clinic with three great organizations. Its multi-employer clinic model will exclusively serve employees and family members enrolled in the health plans of Oklahoma County, MTM Recognition and Mutual Assurance Administrators. Two IMWell Health Oklahoma multi-employer clinics in Tulsa serve five local employers there.

The Oklahoma City medical team is led by Parker’s partner, Dr. Catherine Womack, chief medical officer and company founder. Family medicine physician Dr. Amanda Thomas will be the primary physician at the Midtown clinic.

IMWell Health offers a full line of family medical services. Thomas said patients can undergo wellness exams, like Gus Rivera’s preventive health check, immunizations, routine lab work, acute illness care including sore throats, puncture wounds, lacerations, suture and skin biopsies.

“I’m excited to work with a large group of patients, some of whom may have not been going to doctors or receiving routine health care so that we can get their illnesses addressed and get their health back on track,” Thomas said.

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