District News & Announcements
Do you need a yearly exam?
(February 19, 2018) How important is an annual physical exam to your health? Are annual physicals really necessary? These questions are often discussed between providers and healthcare organizations and now more and more between news outlets which can create some confusion for patients.
Brendan Fitzsimmons, MD, a family practice physician and Medical Director at the Marbleton~Big Piney Medical Clinic recommends physical exams and finds them to be valuable for both patients and physicians. Dr. Fitzsimmons comments, “In my young and healthy patients, with good lifestyles, I do not recommend an annual exam every year. Between the ages of 20 to 40, I would like to see them every 5 to 10 years, and those aged between 40 and 50, every other year. Once they are over 50, I do recommend that they have an annual exam every year. Those with chronic medical problems may need annual exams before the age of 50; that is something we can decide on a case by case basis.” Dr. Fitzsimmons says he follows a similar schedule with routine blood screenings for his patients. Read more...
2017 Annual Service Report to the Community released
(February 16, 2018) An overview of Sublette County Rural Health Care District's performance and improvements over the course of fiscal year 2017 was released as an insert in the February 16, 2018 issue of the Pinedale Roundup and in the February 20, 2018 issue of the Sublette Examiner. The report will be made available in the next several weeks at the following locations: Marbleton~Big Piney Medical Clinic, Pinedale Medical Clinic, Marbleton Senior Center, Rendezvous Point, Marbleton Town Hall, Pinedale Town Hall, Big Piney Town Hall, County Clerk Office, Sublette County Visitor Center, Pinedale Library, Big Piney Library, Boulder Community Center, Daniel School House, and Altitude Drug.
Clinic labs decreased wait times for patients in half
(February 9, 2018) Sublette County Rural Health Care District is comprised of Pinedale Medical Clinic in Pinedale, a rural town approximately 80 miles east of Jackson, WY, and its sister clinic, Marbleton-Big Piney Clinic, 35 miles to the south. Prior to 2013, both clinics performed in-office chemistry testing with small point-of-care instruments as well as sent tests to a reference laboratory. After experiencing instrument reliability issues and long wait times for patients, both labs obtained an Alfa Wassermann ACE Axcel, decreasing turnaround time in half! Read the full story here https://goo.gl/U9mZ4R
Letter of support sought for CAH effort
(January 25, 2018) Dr. David Kappenman, Medical Director for the Pinedale Medical Clinic, is encouraging all of those in the community who support the critical access hospital (CAH) effort to participate by providing a letter, an email or a phone call of expressed support to Lorraine Werner, Community Programs Director of USDA's Casper, Wyoming's office.
"This will help her to show the Federal Office that the project is well received in the county. Therefore, we are asking that you share her contact with friends, family, and co-workers to accommodate her wishes," seeks Kappenman. "As always, the District appreciates your continued support in our endeavor to ensure sustainable health care in Sublette County."
To contact Lorraine, please use your preferred method of contact below:
Community Programs Director Casper State Office
Attn: Lorraine M. Werner
P.O. Box 11005
Casper, WY 82602-5006
Telephone: 307.233.6710 | Fax: 855.415.3411
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