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Specialists moving to first floor at St. Rose
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Carla Klein, left, Meredith Joiner and Dr. Roger Evans move a few items to the new location of the St. Rose Specialty Clinic. It is moving from the fifth to the first floor to better serve patients.

The Specialty Clinic at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center has been serving patients on the fifth floor for many years. But now it is moving to a new, more convenient location on the first floor.

Six physicians and one advanced registered nurse practitioner care for patients regularly at the clinic. The clinic will open at the new location Feb. 13.

"By moving to our main floor, patients and their families will have easier access to these great specialists," said Meredith Joiner, St. Rose executive director of physician enterprise. "In addition, they will be closer to our state-of-the-art and accredited laboratory and radiology department.

"This new clinic space is more modern and accommodating to the patients," Joiner continued. "We are very fortunate to have these providers visiting our community, which means less travel and stress for local residents who need to see specialists."

All the physicians can order testing at St. Rose. This includes procedures such as nuclear stress tests, echocardiograms, bone density testing, CT scans, MRIs and many others.

The specialty physicians’ schedules are:

Dr. Roger Evans and Dr. Gerry Stavens, interventional cardiologists from Cypress Heart in Wichita, see new and established patients every week – Dr. Evans on Mondays and Dr. Stavens on the first and third Fridays. Their services include inserting pacemakers, changing pacemaker batteries and performing cardioversions.

Dr. Aaron Doonan, interventional cardiologist from DeBakey Heart in Hays, will be at St. Rose on the first Wednesday of the month seeing new and established patients.

Dr. David Gile, nephrologist from Wichita Nephrology, sees new and established patients with conditions such as kidney failure, transplants and extreme blood pressure issues leading to kidney dysfunction. Dr. Gile is here two or three times a month but usually the first Tuesday and third Wednesday.

Dr. Dennis Thakor, an ear, nose and throat specialist/surgeon from Mid Kansas Ear Nose & Throat in Wichita, comes on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. His services include tonsillectomies and ear tube insertion.

Dr. Phillip Challans, diabetes specialist from Mid America Diabetes in Wichita, is here once a month for established patients only. New patients are seen at the Wichita office but once maintenance care begins, they can follow up at St. Rose. Jolene Grothe, ARNP, accompanies Dr. Challans.

For further information contact Carla Klein, Specialty Clinic coordinator, by calling 620-786-6515. A physician’s referral may be necessary to schedule an appointment.

"Carla can steer patients in the right direction," Joiner said. "She has a lot of experience and is a great asset to our Specialty Clinic."