Summit Pacific Offering Saturday Appointments with the Addition of Dr. Nicole Taylor

(ELMA, WA) –Summit Pacific Medical Center recently welcomed a second naturopathic physician, Dr. Nicole Taylor, who will be seeing patients at McCleary Healthcare Clinic during the week and on Saturdays at Summit Pacific Healthcare Clinic.

Dr. Taylor is a naturopathic physician providing family medicine with a focus in women’s health, from adolescence through and beyond menopause. She has extensive knowledge and experience in hormone replacement therapy and weight management.

Saturday primary care appointments are new to Summit Pacific in an effort to create more access for those seeking healthcare. It is important for patients to have access to healthcare that meets their needs and that more appointments are offered during hours when people are most available.

SPMC has been working to increase access to healthcare in our community in a variety of other ways including introducing the 24/7 virtual care clinic, opening the urgent care clinic, then drastically expanding the hours of urgent care to 12 hours a day, seven days a week and with the addition of Saturday clinics for children.

“We have prioritized finding ways to provide our community easier access to routine healthcare needs and part of that plan is being able to offer more appointments outside of normal business hours, such as Saturdays,” said Renée Smith, Director of Rural Health Clinics. “We know it is a burden on families to take time out of their daily routines to seek healthcare.”

Summit Pacific offered one Saturday Well-Child Exam day in 2017 and saw tremendous success. More than 60 children were seen and nearly 70 immunizations administered. One mother was able to get five children up to date on immunizations in one day, rather than making individual appointments and taking time away from work. Smith added, “Because of the first Saturday clinic’s success, we have committed to offering two Saturday Well-Child Exam days this year for families.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicole Taylor, or information on the Saturday clinic for children or any services offered by Summit Pacific, call 360-346-2222.

View full press release here.

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  1. I have deep concern regarding the lack of care my son Max Lane DOB 3/2/98 received April 17/18. Unfortunately I live four hours away so I wasn’t physically there in the room when Max was in the ER. The beauty of modern technology is that I was on speaker phone during the whole encounter Max had with the ER physician and the ER nurse. I began recording this incident when it became clear there are very low standards of care within your facility. Max tried to explain his concerns and the conditions of his past head trauma. He is in a welding program and has been advised to have his eyes checked prior to any scans due to possible metal fragments in his eyes. We will be reviewing the recording as we read over the medical records that you produce for us. I did call and ask to talk with the House Supervisor Nicole who did advise I would need Max to give or sign a release for information. My husband and I encouraged Max to seek medical attention if he was in extreme pain. His girlfriend drove from Aberdeen to your hospital to get him the best possible care and it ended up being an upsetting display of unprofessional behavior by your medical staff.

    • Hi Nancey, I am very sorry to hear about your son’s experience and I encourage you or your son to call our administration at 360-346-2240 to share your story and file a formal complaint regarding the visit. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, we count on it to improve the care we provide to our community. Thank you for your feedback and I hope your son is doing better. Sincerely,
      Summit Pacific Medical Center

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