PITTSBURG, Kan. – The new Via Christi Mercy Clinic is fulfilling the goal of expanding health care services in the Pittsburg area by offering family medicine and convenient care at its temporary location, 2711 S. Rouse Ave., Suite E.
Family medicine appointments with F. Ron Seglie, MD, are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 620-232-2890. Dr. Seglie has been practicing in Pittsburg since 1979 and began at the clinic in December.
“I believe this partnership between Via Christi and Mercy is one of the best. It is truly a pleasure for me to join this new clinic and assist in the creation of a much-needed primary care expansion in Pittsburg,” Dr. Seglie said. “As a physician for Via Christi Mercy Clinic, I will continue to offer the high-quality care to patients of all ages I’ve always been proud to provide.”
Walk-in convenient care hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The phone number is 620-235-7845. Convenient care staff includes Kent Coltharp, DO, and family nurse practitioners Annette VanAnne, Adina Sanchez and Sandra McChristy.
“Convenient care is a great choice when you can’t get in to see your regular doctor,” Dr. Coltharp said. “You can walk in without an appointment and see a health care professional for treatment of minor injuries and conditions such as coughs, flu, sore throats, earaches and much more.”
The new Via Christi Mercy Clinic facility will be 13,600 square feet on 2.75 acres on the Via Christi Hospital campus in Pittsburg. It will accommodate six to 10 providers with 30 exam rooms, physician offices, X-ray services, a lab and a dedicated nurses’ work area. Estimated construction cost is $2.6 million. The facility will open in December.
Via Christi, a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, is the largest provider of health care services in Kansas, with hospitals, clinics and senior living villages in Pittsburg, Wichita, Manhattan and Hays, Kansas. Mercy, with services in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, has a shared Catholic heritage and a similar integrated continuum of care, including hospitals and physician clinics in nearby Joplin, Missouri, and Fort Scott and Columbus, Kansas.
More information on the Via Christ and Mercy joint venture is available HERE.