October 10 2008 - Trinity Clinic-Whitehouse Expansion Now Open

For Immediate Release

October 10, 2008

Contact: John Moore
Media Relations
(903) 531-4542


WHITEHOUSE, TX – Today, officials with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics hosted patients, the public and local dignitaries at a reception marking the opening of the 3,400 square foot expansion at Trinity Clinic-Whitehouse. The Clinic, located at 601 N. Hwy. 110, Bay O, added 2,000 square feet, and 1,400 square feet is dedicated to physical therapy.

Trinity Clinic-Whitehouse family medicine physicians Amy Mullins, MD, Janet Hurley, MD, and Melissa S. Gerdes, MD, greeted patients and guests and offered tours to attendees. "We are very excited to announce that we are expanding the Trinity Clinic in Whitehouse. We have had a presence here for about 12 years. With the growing size of Whitehouse the decision was made that we needed to expand our physical facility so that we would have space to hire more physicians and providers to see the patients of Whitehouse and we have also added physical therapy, so today we are having our grand re-opening with the expansion of these facilities," said Dr. Gerdes.

With the expansion, space is now available in the Clinic to add more providers. "We have hired a nurse practitioner who is due to start in December and we plan to hire an additional primary care physician to start this summer," said Dr. Gerdes. This will allow us to nearly double the amount of patients that we can see in a day and in a week which is much needed in Whitehouse as the population has increased about 30 percent," she said.

About Trinity Clinic-Whitehouse

* Expansion includes 2,000 SF to the Clinic and 1,400 SF for physical therapy.
* Patients can now stay in Whitehouse for PT without driving into Tyler.
* The Clinic will add a nurse practitioner in December, which will allow patients easier scheduling of appointments.
* Plans include adding a physician to TC-Whitehouse in 2009.

TC-Whitehouse includes:

Family Medicine

Amy Mullins, MD
Janet Hurley, MD
Melissa S. Gerdes, MD

On-site medical services include:

* Medical care for both adults and children
* Laboratory and X-ray services
* Sports physicals
* Annual physicals
* Well-woman exams
* Immunizations
* And much more

Quick Sick visits during the lunch hour and late afternoon.

Visit Trinity Clinic-Whitehouse Online for online appointments / virtual office visits if you are an established patient.


Also online:

* Request prescription renewals
* Email your physician
* Access medical records

Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty physician group representing 33 specialties and serving north central, east and northeast Texas.

Patients of Trinity Clinic benefit from our well-coordinated network of providers, both in terms of quality of care and ease of access. Services available include internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, rheumatology, orthopedics, endocrinology, gastroenterology, occupational medicine, urology, surgery and other specialties.

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