Methodist Physicians Clinic ushered in a new era of health care for the community of Gretna with the cut of a ceremonial ribbon during a community open house July 1.
“It is with great excitement that we are here today at the ribbon cutting for the new Methodist Physicians Clinic in Gretna,” said John Fraser, president and CEO of Methodist Health System. “Gretna is a growing vibrant community, with young families as well as many residents who have been in the community for generations. Our new clinic will offer a medical team well-versed in the health care needs of the entire community.”
The clinic brings Methodist physicians and the care they provide closer to patients in the small community west of Omaha. It will be a “one stop medical shop” for family medicine, internal medicine, pediatric and OB-GYN providers as well as urgent-care services.
“We’ve waited a long time to break ground and build a clinic here. It was the right time for us and the clinic is simply terrific,” said Todd Grages, president and CEO of Methodist Physicians Clinic.
“We are starting off with zero patients. We will have to build it up, but fortunately for us we have a tremendous facility and a great medical team in place and the schedules are full the first two weeks.”
Dr. Ryan Isherwood, a longtime family physician in Gretna who also serves as medical director for the community couldn’t be more excited about Methodist’s expansion. He is one of four physicians who will provide care at the new clinic.
“I’d always wanted to see a multi-factorial practice with OB care, pediatrics, urgent care and family medicine in one and now that opportunity has come about in Gretna,” said Dr. Isherwood. “This way the whole family can come to one place and we can take care of everything for them under one roof.”
Other physicians who will be providing care at the clinic include Dr. Katrena Lacey, internal medicine/pediatrics; Dr. Aimee Probasco, OB/GYN; and Dr. Amber Cohn, OB/GYN
“We are very excited about the team of physicians we have in place for the Gretna Clinic,’ said Grages. “We worked diligently to assure the community the quality of care they have come to expect from Methodist would be in place.”
“The Meaning of Care to me means treating patients and families as a whole and not just as a problem or an illness – really getting to know them,” said Dr. Isherwood. “When you’re in a small town you have the opportunity to be involved intimately with the town and things going on there and it’s kind of special.”
Physicians will start seeing patients at the 14,200 square foot, $3.2 million clinic starting July 6th. The clinic features 15 patient rooms, ultrasound capabilities, non-stress testing for OB patients and two procedure rooms for various in-office offerings.
To make an appointment today, visit us online at methodistphysiciansclinic.com.