Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Latest update

Premier Update
Lots has happened since my last blog. We've now hired two new doctors here. Dr. Wil Foadey is a graduate of the Brackenridge family medicine progam here in Austin, and brings a spark of youth and vigor to our clinic. Wil is an interesting fellow- raised in Africa under trying circumstances, multilingual, and unmarried. That sets him apart from most of us. Dr. Cheyanne Casas originally came from San Antonio with a long stop in Chicago for much of her medical training and early career. She and her husband just relocated here, and he is a radiation oncologist. She brings a breadth of practice experience including some special interest in nutrition and obesity. This makes 10 family medicine doctors which is just the right number for the new medical village.

The village (currently being called Southwest Medical Village) has experienced the inevitable delay that comes along with dealing with city rules and regulations. We expect ground will be broken very soon so that we may occupy those new digs late this year. We have a full plate of specialists now signed on to join us so that that building should become a medical destination for the folks of south and southwest Austin.
We have also been delighted to add Caapital Family Practice clinic located in Westlake to our growing network. They have made  an excellent addition, and are busily learning our electronic health records system. We expect to have an  additonal network location in Dripping Springs this summer, and hope to expand in BeeCave, and possibly in Buda in the next 6-12 months.
Only bad news is no fishing recently! May try to arrange a trip for smallmouth bass back to Minnesota next fall if this network development job slows down.