Millboro Clinic welcomes patients in New Location

In the interest of full disclosure, I need to mention my first and favorite ribbon cutting I’ve ever been to was at 432 Church Street in Millboro about fifteen years ago, for the little community preschool called TOTS,  which I co-founded with several other parents.  The building was also home to SEEDS, the before and after school program for children attending Millboro, and in the years before that, it housed all-day care for toddlers through kindergarteners.  The building, which reopened in October as the Millboro Clinic of Bath Physicians Group underwent quite a bit of renovation, and is flourishing in its new role.  I talked with several of the women responsible for bringing new life back into the old building at the recent ribbon-cutting sponsored by Bath Chamber of Commerce.

Amy Simmons, Executive Director, Ancillary Services mentioned the three locations of Bath Community Physicians Group

And on when the newest location is open.

“They’re here on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 until 5.”

To call for an appointment on a Tuesday or Thursday in Millboro use 997-1447.  Other days of the week you can still call the Hot Springs office at: 839-7197.

Jean Forbes, a long time office administrator, and Millboro resident recognized the enthusiasm from office visitors.

“Oh they love the building, and love being back here so they don’t have to drive so far.”

And how does the building compare to what had been a modular classroom over on the Old Millboro School campus?

“Oh, it’s much nicer; it’s bigger, and we have a lot more space, so it’s really nice.”

When I got to speak to Kim Rexrode, Nurse Practitioner, and primary provider at the Millboro Clinic, she echoed what Mrs. Forbes had said.

“Space.  In the old facility we only had two exam rooms.  In this facility we have three.  We also have a lab now. In the previous building I actually had to do the labs in my office.  So this is SO much nicer. We have a storage room.  The room is the big thing.”

For the ribbon cutting the waiting room was packed until visitors moved through to see all the renovations and improvements.  I’d been told an average of between sixteen and seventeen patients visit the clinic on Tuesdays or Thursdays, so I was curious about how many might be waiting at a time.

“SInce we’ve returned we’ve actually had a couple of days where it has been full with a couple of patients standing, so that’s nice.”

And as far as who might want to visit the new Millboro Clinic?

“I do primary care.  We have acute slots, if some one calls and they’re having an issue.

We try to get them in the same day.”

“We’re so appreciative that the Millboro community has just welcomed us back. We’d been gone for a year, and we thought that it could take several months to get the clientele back.  First day back the schedule was full, first day back.  So the Millboro Clinic has just been wonderful”.Again the phone number in Millboro is 997-1447, and to call the Hot Springs office- 839-7197.   

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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