North Texas Area Community Health Centers (NTACHC) has hired two new doctors and two new family nurse practitioners as the demand for accessible healthcare has increased. In addition, NTACHC has promoted a nurse practitioner to a director of nursing and access. With the need to provide more walk-in appointment availability, one new nurse practitioner will oversee the walk-in clinic at Northside Center starting later this month. In 2019, the centers provided care for 13,000 patients. To date, they have already added 3,800 new patients.
NTACHC’s Northside Center location has hired Dr. Patricia Rodriguez, director of pediatrics, and Dr. Jorge Ontiveros, internist, to its staff. The two new family nurse practitioners are Christa Bolden and Jenelle Dugan. Leah Creamer, formerly a women’s health nurse practitioner, has been promoted to director of nursing and access.
Gerrie Whitaker, NTACHC chief executive officer, said, “Our doors have remained open accepting new patients, and we’ve seen tremendous need for providing accessible healthcare during this tumultuous time. These additional providers will help us serve even more patients, whether it’s related to COVID-19 treatment, COVID testing, diabetes, wellness visits or immunizations. Our walk-in clinic will assure that we can see even more people, especially those who might have put off their healthcare needs during the lockdown.”
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