New health clinic coming to town

By Joe WhitePDN ReporterTeresa Huggis, CEO of Stigler Health and Wellness Center has announced that the healthcare provider’s Poteau location will open Monday, October 15.The new location, across the street from the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in the old medical complex. Huggins stated that remodeling work had finished and workers were busy installing the final pieces of equipment.According to Huggins, the staff at the new clinic includes two doctors, Dr. David Campbell, D.O. and Dr. Linda Rodriguez, D.O. Huggins stated that the staff also includes two Nurse Practitioners, Linda Hoffman and Rebecca Sanders as well as an almost full compliment of support staff.Huggins says that the new clinic will include comprehensive medical care with pricing for uninsured patients figured on a sliding scale that takes income into account. According to Huggins, some patients could qualify for fees as low as $15 per visit.Drug discounts may also be available to patients as Huggins said that SHWC would be contracting with local pharmacies.The new clinic will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays.SHWC first opened at their Stigler location in 2005 and now operates a number of clinics and one retail pharmacy in Haskell, McIntosh, and Sequoya Counties.Since opening, Huggins says that the goal of SHWC has been to provide quality affordable healthcare to those in need. According to Huggins, SHWC clinics have seen approximately 15,000 patients in 58,000 visits in the last year alone.“It has really been a pleasure working with the local businesses,” said Huggins. “I’m looking forward to the opening of our new location.”