New medical clinic to host open house

From staff reports

 

Community members will have a chance to tour Winston County’s brand new medical facility during an open house Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.

Located at 106 West Main Street, Main Street Medical Clinic — officially opens October 1 yet the open house will give the community a chance to see the buildings transformation into a clinic. The clinic will provide primary care for the area. Family Nurse Practitioners Emily Perkins and Ashley Davis will lead the services and team at the facility. Dr. Glen Peters will be the associated physician for the clinic.

“It’s a rare opportunity,” said Perkins said. “Any family nurse practitioner would love to have their own clinic which has been a vision of mine and I like the hometown feel of Main Street especially since we are involved in the main street association and will participate in the various activities scheduled for downtown.”

Perkins has been a nurse since 1999 with a background in nursing for family practice clinic and Labor and Deliver. She gained her family nurse practitioner in 2009 with a focus in family practice, orthopedics, and wound care.

Ashley Davis has been a registered nurse for 7 years with nursing experience in cardiology and med-surgical fields. She has been a family nurse practitioner for 4 years with experience in family medicine, wound care, geriatric house calls, and adolescent care.

“We will be offering more of a quick paced clinic,” said Perkins. “Sort of cough and cold clinic where acutely ill patients can get in and out.”

The Main Street Medical will offer all lab work with next day results as the clinic sends out all lab work.

“This will help to cut back on time in the clinic since patients will not have to wait on lab results,” said Perkins.

The clinic will be open late on Mondays, and open during lunch which other clinics in town do not offer. They will take patients during their lunch hours

The clinic will be open Monday 8 AM to 6 PM; Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.

The clinic is set to open October 1 and will host an open house Thursday, September 19 at 5 p.m. The clinic is located at 106 West Main Street in Louisville. During the open house, visitors can meet the four person staff and examine the six examination rooms and see the remodeled building and waiting area.

“We thought main street would be convenient for the patients, they have access to two pharmacies and also can run errands before or after a visit,” said Perkins. “Also it is an asset to main street by increasing in foot traffic downtown.”

Perkins thanked Dr. Peters and Dr. Suttle for their support of “the adventure of opening the new clinic.”

The two nurse practitioners explained that the new clinic fit with each of their personal philosophies.

“My philosophy about nursing has always been one to want to help others; whether by improving health by encouraging preventative screenings or helping those feel better that are acutely ill,” said Perkins. “Working in a rural health care setting is very rewarding for me and there is no other place I would rather be.”

Davis noted, “My goal in life has always been to make a difference in people’s lives. As a nurse practitioner, I strive to get to know my patients on a personal level so that they feel comfortable coming to see me for their healthcare needs. I am goal oriented towards achieving and maintaining their wellness so that they can live life to the fullest. I love going to work every day and seeing that I am actually making a difference in each and every life that comes through the door. I look forward to being back in Louisville, seeing patients, and serving our community.”

Both are Winston County residents. Perkins is married to Ron Perkins and they have two daughters: 8 year old Ann Carter, and 3 year old Adeline. Davis is married to Chris Davis and they have one daughter, Caroline Davis who is 18 months old.