QMG opens new clinic in Pittsfield

Posted: Jul. 15, 2013 9:12 am Updated: Aug. 5, 2013 9:15 am

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Quincy Medical Group opens a new clinic Monday in Pittsfield designed to consolidate and expand services offered in Pike County.

The 20,000-square-foot building at 320 N. Madison combines QMG's Pittsfield Clinic and Pike County Family Practice.

The move consolidates lab, X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, pediatrics, women's health, behavioral health and comprehensive primary care under one roof, making it easier for patients who will not have to visit two separate locations if they need more than one service.

The new facility also will offer infusion and physical therapy as new services for the Pittsfield area.

Physical therapy services will be provided beginning Monday, July 22. Physical therapist Brandi Ruzich will begin seeing patients in the department located in the north end of the building.

"The addition of physical therapy to our Pittsfield office rounds out the comprehensive medical services available at the new location," said Dr. Ronald Johnson, family practice physician. "Physical therapy joins other ancillary services including lab, infusion, x-ray, ultrasound and digital mammography in one convenient location. It is exciting to offer such top-notch services to our community."

Staffing the new clinic site will be four physicians -- Amy Dean, Paul Hibbert, Johnson and Ayca Raif -- along with physician assistants, certified, Nathan Dewitt and Danita Ray and certified nurse practitioners Marian Dimovitz and Russ Henderson.

QMG bought the site, part of the former Brown Shoe factory site just off the downtown square, from the Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County.

The foundation initially planned to build a multipurpose healthcare facility to serve several agencies including the health department and a "safety net" dental clinic.

When circumstances forced the foundation to redirect its efforts on the project, it sold the site to QMG, in part for financial considerations on the group's 606 W. Adams clinic site.

A purchase agreement signed in March transfers the Adams site to the foundation and onto the health department for the dental clinic which could open by the first of the year.