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Elizabethtown Health Clinic gains staff

ELIZABETHTOWN Two new arrivals at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Health Clinic have significantly changed the facilitys ability to accommodate patients. Dr. Harry Davis and Physician Assistant Mary Buehler Brandt began working at the facility at the start of November. The new staff have substantially increased the number of patients the clinic can see. Davis, a family practitioner, relocated fromm the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. He spent over 15 years working in the Emergency Room. He will be working at the ECH clinic full-time. Davis said he relocated to be closer to his parents, who live in the Catskills. He and his wife, Vickie, are now residents of Keene. Davis said that he enjoys building relationships with his patients He enjoyed learning about them, which helps him better address their needs. Buehler Brandt is certified in primary care and surgery, and previously spent 11 years at the Adirondack Medical Center. She will be working three days a week Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She currently resides in Upper Jay. She said she was drawn to ECH be the staff environment, having worked with the clinic in the past. I felt they provide an excellent service for my patients, said Buehler Brandt. She said she enjoys working with womens health, pediatrics and elder care. Health Center Manager Robin Dunning said the two new additions have doubled the centers capabilities. There are now two PAs and two physicians working out of the clinic, which was the clinics original operational plan. Were thrilled to death to finally be up to our maximum, said Dunning. Weve doubled our provider hours. Due to the new staff, the clinic is currently accepting new patients. Dunning said current clinic patients who were comfortable with their current doctor wouldnt be asked to change physicians. Those seeking a physician can call 873-6896 to make an appointed or just to ask for more information.

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