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Two long-standing private medical practices in the Fremont community – Prairie Fields Family Medicine and 23rd Family Med – will soon be part of Methodist Health System.
The practices will merge and become Methodist Physicians Clinic Prairie Fields. Both practices have been serving area patients and families for more than 30 years and are located in the same building at 350 W. 23rd St. in Fremont.
“The physicians, advanced practice providers and staff at Prairie Fields and 23rd Family Med have been active members of our medical staff and tremendous supporters for many years,” said Brett Richmond, president and chief executive officer of Methodist Fremont Health. “We are very excited about the opportunity to more closely align with these practices in collectively serving our region.”
Providers who have been practicing at the 23rd Family Med location include Monty Sellon, MD; Paul Glowacki, MD; RaeAnn Meyer, PA-C; Bryce Exstrom, PA-C; Lisa Stenvers, PA-C; Cherl Mues, APRN; and Kasee Wiesen, APRN.
“As I looked at the future of my medical practice, I realized that although I have no immediate plans to retire, that day will eventually come,” Dr. Sellon said. “I wanted to make sure my patients would continue to have access to the same high-quality health care well into the future. An affiliation with Methodist Physicians Clinic also ensured that our staff would continue to be a part of a practice that truly puts patients first.”
Providers who have called the Prairie Fields Family Medicine location home include Thomas McKnight, MD; Thomas Wolf, MD; Andrea VerMaas, MD; Lynnda Schiermann, PA-C; Jenny Belitz, PA-C; and Jessica Francis, PA-C.
“We have had a great relationship with Methodist for many years and look forward to continuing to build upon that,” Dr. McKnight said. “This affiliation should be good for our patients and for patient continuity, and I think there will be very little change for them because of that existing close relationship.”
“These medical providers have delivered outstanding care to Fremont and Dodge County for many, many years,” said Mick Ehlert, vice president and chief operating officer of Methodist Physicians Clinic. “We are honored that these physicians expressed an interest in becoming part of the Methodist family when Methodist and Fremont Health became partners. We are proud to be physician-led, and we welcome these providers and their expertise.”
He added: “Current patients should know that very little will change for them. The excellent care they have come to expect will continue, and they will now have the benefit of being connected to the vast number of specialists within Methodist Health System. We pride ourselves on the level of care our patients experience and are excited to deliver The Meaning of Care to patients throughout Fremont and Dodge County.”
Prairie Fields Family Medicine and 23rd Family Med will officially join Methodist Physicians Clinic on Jan. 1.
“We are proud to be associated with Methodist Health System and Methodist Physicians Clinic, and I am confident that our patients and staff will greatly benefit from this affiliation,” Dr. Sellon added.