View Mobile Site


Longstreet Clinic moves into expanded office in Oakwood

POSTED: May 21, 2013 12:17 a.m.
Scott Rogers/The Times

Kassie Clark, left, and Renee Ward prepare computers for today's opening of The Longstreet Clinic's newly renovated and expanded almost 9,380-square-foot Family Medicine practice on Fairbanks Drive in Oakwood.

View Larger
View More »

The staff at The Longstreet Clinic Family Medicine practice in Oakwood hurried to move into its renovated site Monday, hoping to begin working from it today.

The new site has added almost 4,000 square feet to the existing 5,380 square feet of space.

The entire office space was remodeled while doctors continued to work in a modular building beside the new construction site.

The expansion has added not only new space but also new staff.

“I’ve hired three or four people already,” said Sheila Coffee, practice manager at the Oakwood Family Medicine practice.

Coffee said the practice has hired a new doctor, nurses, and hopes to add another physician soon.

“We’re interviewing another doctor in a couple weeks, so we’re continuing to grow,” Coffee said.

The construction plans allow enough space in the new building to add two new physicians.

Coffee also said everyone is very satisfied with the space and eager to move.

“We’re excited,” she said. “It’s so much nicer.”

She said the main reason for the expansion is the local need for more primary care physicians.

“We’re trying to grow our primary care base,” Coffee said. “There’s definitely a need for primary care physicians, and so we want to have enough so that we can get people in and they’re not waiting forever and ever to get an appointment.”

The renovation has allowed the practice to add an expanded lab and lab equipment storage space, larger nurses’ stations, and a new laser room.

This new building is a big advancement from where one original family physician, Dr. John Range, started at the Oakwood location about 30 years ago. Range, like the rest of the staff, is excited about the advantages this new expansion will offer.

“It’s another step in the growth of The Longstreet Clinic, which I think has come a long way in Oakwood,” Range said. “I think we’re hoping that this will improve our quality of care and ability to serve patients.”

He said he believes the best advantage offered with the expanded space is to not be as crowded as in the past and to be able to improve efficiency when getting patients in and out.

He said that the space will only add to the tradition of service the practice has built and help it to grow.

“We’re just upgrading what we have had and expanding the quantity that we’re able to address,” Range said.


Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.




Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...