LARNED — Family physician Cristine L. Goodwin, MD, will soon join the practice of Dr. David Sanger and members of the Pawnee Valley Medical Associates Clinic, 713 W. 11th.
A community reception in her honor is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Jo Brenner Room at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. Dr. Goodwin begins work Aug. 15 and will begin seeing patients on Friday, Aug. 19.
Dr. Goodwin emphasizes preventive care for patients in her medical practice. She treats chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension and works closely with seniors and end-of-life care. Experienced in emergency room/urgent care, she also treats minor emergencies such as lacerations and sprains.
To schedule an appointment, call Pawnee Valley Medical Associates, 804-6007.
Throughout her medical studies, she continued her personal commitment to Christian mission and community service work.
She has served as a volunteer for Heart-to-Heart International providing medical relief and supplies to disaster areas around the world. As a rural health care volunteer for the KU Medical Center, she helped provide free health screening, health education and mobile medical clinic services to minorities.
She has helped prepare and distribute meals at the Kansas City Rescue Mission. She has also served as a mission corps volunteer in Nicaragua for the Church of the Nazarene. She received a Community Health Project honorary award for outstanding community intervention in 2003.
Dr. Goodwin comes to Larned from Oakley where she had been associated with Logan County Hospital for the past several years.
“Dr. Goodwin brings a strong background in small community rural health care,” Dr. Sanger said. “Her experience in working with patients of all ages — from infants through seniors — fits well with our clinic’s focus on total family health care.”
Dr. Sanger said Dr. Goodwin’s background is perfectly suited for Larned.
“Having previously been associated with a small, inpatient critical access hospital, Dr. Goodwin is well prepared for the type of health-care needs we see in our own community,” he said. “She will be a wonderful asset both to our own clinic and to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.”
A graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University, Dr. Goodwin earned a medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed a Family Medicine Residency at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita.
She is a member of the Kansas Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.