After 55 years, The Doctors Clinic will close its Bremerton location on Wheaton Way in November 2014. All physicians currently practicing at that location will be relocated to TDC clinics in Silverdale and Port Orchard.
The Doctors Clinic Urgent Care in East Bremerton also will relocate to Silverdale in November.
"We regret the inconvenience this change creates for our long-time and loyal customers and patients,” said Linda Brown, Executive Director of The Doctors Clinic. "This change became necessary for the financial health of the company.”
Reasons cited for the change:
Increasing financial pressures on the health care industry, as both commercial health plans and government reimbursement shrink, has made it even more important that we deliver quality care in a cost-efficient way.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR PATIENTS
Changing population growth patterns and traffic flows have made Silverdale the most accessible location for the majority of Kitsap families.
Harrison Medical Centers relocation of inpatient care to Silverdale, anticipated in 2017, will make Silverdale-based physician practices more efficient as doctors travel between the hospital and clinic during their work day.
The Doctors Clinic, then called The Jackson Clinic, began in 1949 in downtown Bremerton, in what is now the Kitsap Sun building. In 1959, the practice moved to 2512 Wheaton Way, in Bremerton, with an open house on Nov. 14, 1959. The Doctors Clinic currently has 10 clinic locations throughout Kitsap County with approximately 80 physicians.
Relocating to Cavalon Place, Silverdale:
Drs. Kit Baldwin and Ben Sy, Pulmonology
Dr. Jack Birnbaum, Endocrinology
Dr. Dan Frum, Dermatology
Dr. Shilpa Rastogi, Nephrology
Relocating to Silverdale West, Silverdale:
Drs. Arunas Banionis and Tiffin Clegg, Family Practice
Relocating to Port Orchard:
Dr. Young-ki Paik, Internal Medicine.
A notice, explaining the move and information to help patients easily follow their doctors through the transition will be available at www.TheDoctorsClinic.com
The Doctors Clinic is a multi-specialty medical group with more than 75 health care professionals providing services at ten clinical locations throughout Kitsap County. Founded in 1949, The Doctors Clinic has been providing comprehensive medical and surgical care to Kitsap families for over 60 years. TDC Urgent Care is also available in Bremerton/Central Kitsap and Poulsbo. With a mission of Excellence in Patient Care, The Doctors Clinic is committed to personalized and compassionate care.