By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2011
Dr. Heather Cribbs, Physician Assistant Jacob Callison and Dr. Jonathan McGhee invite people to get acquainted with the many medical services at Premier Family Care and stop in for an immediate flu shot. No appointment is necessary.
For medical care when it’s convenient for the patient – not the doctors – Premier Family Care is the go-to clinic. From newborns to geriatric patients, the staff at Premier Family Care can accommodate both preventative and unplanned medical needs. And they do it to fit the patient’s schedule.
When establishing the clinic nearly six years ago, Dr. Jonathan Hamilton saw the need for after-hours medical care for families. Non-emergency medical needs don’t always arise during standard business hours of most doctors’ offices, and working people can’t always take time for a doctor’s appointment.
Premier Family Care is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. “Our first year, we saw more than 10,000 patients,” says Ronnie Sayers, office manager. One patient told a relative, who told a friend, who told a coworker.
And they kept coming back. On a recent day, they set a record by seeing 182 patients. According to Ronnie, it isn’t just the convenient hours that patients love; it’s the doctors who take care of them. The doctors take the time to listen to patient concerns and give them personalized care. “They always put the patients first,” she adds.
Dr. Hamilton made it a point to select a team of health care providers wholly dedicated to their patients’ wellbeing. Premier Family Care has three doctors who cover a wide range of routine and unique medical needs. Dr. Jeffrey Chasteen is a board certified family physician who has served as clinical professor at OSU College of Medicine. Dr. Heather Cribbs is also a board certified family practice physician, as well as a certified aviation medical examiner. She performs Class 2 and 3 flight physicals, and speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Jonathan McGhee is family medicine board eligible, with fellowship training in sports medicine. Two certified physician assistants, Jacob Callison and Robert Bullard, offer experience in family and emergency medicine, oncology, pulmonary and geriatric medicine.
Premier Family Care is a small practice by design that strives to make outstanding medical care as easy as possible for the patient. The 10,000-square-foot clinic includes 23 exam rooms, onsite digital X-rays, and a full-service lab. The entire facility is on the ground floor level and opens directly to a large parking lot.
An easy-to-use online portal lets patients send messages to clinic staff, receive lab or diagnostic test results, request a physician referral or medication refill, ask a billing question, fill out required forms, or view upcoming scheduled appointments.
Minor emergencies, including lacerations, fractures and sprains, are treated on a regular basis. They also do well child exams and immunizations and sports physicals. When hospitalizations or specialists are needed, a network of physician referrals is available. Now that flu season is underway, the doctors urge everyone to get their flu shots now. No appointment is needed. Just a few minutes’ time and a small fee can save the entire family from unnecessary downtime and great discomfort in the months ahead.
Premier Family Care is conveniently located at 1130 E. Lansing, just off the Broken Arrow Expressway at Lynn Lane and 71st Street, behind Reasor’s. Most major insurance carriers are accepted. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. Call (918) 258-9990 for an appointment or for more information. Flu shots are available immediately.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.