NEOMED Health Care℠ is now open to everyone!
The enthusiastic announcement came from President John Langell as he explained that the former student health services area is now open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the local community.
“We stepped the clinic up during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to meet the health care needs of our students,” Dr. Langell says. “That went well, and now it's time to grow it. The next phase is to open the doors to the community. And of course, our closest community members are members of the NEOMED team: our faculty and staff.”
NEOMED Health Care is located in Suite 203 on the second floor of the NEW Center. The suite, which contains NEOvations Pharmacy Services and the Student-Run Free Clinic, also shares space with the Wasson Center.
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Three physicians are on staff, along with a nurse and medical assistant. The clinical team, led by John Boltri, M.D., FAAFP, also includes Alicia Bond, M.D., Elisabeth Whipkey, M.D., and Kathryn Fleck, RN.
And one of their first non-student patients? None other than Dr. Langell.
“I thought it was important that I lead by example and switch my primary care delivery to our own clinic,” he says. “Sometimes people are so familiar with the people they work with that they would feel uncomfortable seeing them as their health care provider. Even though Dr. Boltri indirectly reports to the president’s office for non-health care work efforts, I also know that Dr. Boltri and the entire clinic team are highly qualified clinical experts. It was important for me to be able to say: I trust them with my personal health care because they are professionals and they are the best.
“I had never worked with Dr. Boltri as a physician, only as administrative professionals in the same organization. It turns out that he has a great bedside manner – personable, caring, authoritative and informative.”
Employees and their dependents covered by NEOMED’s SummaCare plan will experience a zero co-pay for services received at NEOMED Health Care.
“As we continue to grow in areas where we serve the community, clinical care is one of those areas. We're not planning to compete with our key clinical partners. We're here to enhance what they do, to be a referral source to them, and to make our relationship more a win-win,” says Dr. Langell. “We want to develop programs that address the needs of the community, especially for this local region and for our community internally at the university.”
NEOMED Health Care is open Monday through Friday. Hours are:
Monday: 8 a.m. – noon and 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – noon and 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please call 330.325.3202.