Hospital Updates 1 August 2020
The Saratoga Valley will soon be welcoming Ivinson Medical Group specialty providers to town.
Starting this month, Ivinson Medical Group’s Women’s Health Clinic providers will begin making bi-monthly trips to Saratoga to visit patients at the Platte Valley Clinic.
“Since returning to Laramie to practice 6 years ago, I have cared for many women from Carbon County,” Women’s Health physician Dr. Kim Westbrook said. “Since starting the new IMG Women’s Health Clinic, establishing a remote clinic to Carbon County has always been a goal. This past year, the Saratoga community reached out to Ivinson Medical Group to request our medical services. Since that time, we have started to organize the remote clinic.”
The Women’s Health Clinic will be the first of many specialty providers travelling to the valley. They will be joined by ENT (ear, nose and throat), general surgery and urology in the fall.
“Outreach and coordination of care is important for Ivinson Memorial Hospital and also for the Saratoga community. We are excited to be here and to be able to offer these services,” said Ivinson Chief Operating Officer, Holly Zajic.
Patients visiting providers at the Platte Valley Clinic can expect the same quality of care they receive at Ivinson, with services made available closer to home.
“Our patients should be able to receive most women’s health services in Saratoga,” Dr. Westbrook said. “This will be very helpful for our pregnant patients who require frequent visits. This will allow them to squeeze in a visit without having to take off work or find childcare for their families.”
As other providers plan to visit Saratoga in the near future, they are now available for telehealth visits.
“We have the ability to do telehealth visits with patients in the event our team cannot make it to Saratoga due to weather. During these times, we are hoping to have a nurse available to visit with the patient in the Saratoga Clinic and then do a virtual visit from Laramie.”
To schedule an appointment with an Ivinson provider via telehealth or at the satellite clinic, call Ivinson Medical Group at 307−755−4540.