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Providence Medical Group signs contracts with nine Adventist Health providers

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Providence Medical Group has signed contracts with nine Adventist Health providers and is continuing conversations with several more.

To date, the providers who will join Providence after the closing of Walla Walla General Hospital and the Adventist Health clinics are:

Dr. Carmen Elhers, family practitioner
Dr. Claudiu-Gily Ionescu-Tajti, internal medicine
Dr. Albert Randolph, family practitioner
Dr. Cloise Barton Moore, family practitioner
Dr. Dale Peterson, family practitioner for Urgent Care
Dr. David Woolever, internal medicine
Mary Buriani, family medicine advanced registered nurse practitioner
Jennifer Christenson, family medicine advanced registered nurse practitioner
Dana Sineath, family medicine advanced registered nurse practitioner

“Providence Medical Group is pleased that these providers are choosing to join us, and I’m certain their patients will be, too” said Dr. Timothy Davidson, physician chief executive of Providence Medical Group for Walla Walla. “It is our goal to transition the providers into Providence with as little disruption as possible for their patients.”

Providence is making every effort to expedite the process of transitioning providers, so it will be early September when the providers can begin seeing patients under Providence. Patients can call the current number of the provider to schedule appointments during the transition period. Once providers are officially with Providence, the phone number will likely change.

Patients who need to see a provider before September are encouraged to visit Providence Urgent Care at 380 Chase Street or Providence Express Care in College Place across the street from Wal-Mart at 1703 S.E. Meadowbrook, Ste. 2.

People who do not currently have a primary care provider also can call Providence Family Medicine at (509) 897-3700. The medical group’s physicians are opening their practices to accept new patients in response to the community need. 
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About Providence St. Mary Medical Center
Providence St. Mary Medical Center, a 142-bed regional hospital located in Walla Walla, Wash., is the fourth largest employer in Walla Walla County. The Providence Medical Group is the largest group of primary care providers and specialists in the Walla Walla area.