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UnityPoint/Boone County Family Medicine Transition

June 27, 2016

At the June Boone County Hospital Board of Trustees meeting, the Board voted to finalize the transition from UnityPoint Boone Family Practice to Boone County Family Medicine (BCFM) with a final effective date of November 1st, 2016.  In addition, the Board approved tentative contracts for Dr. Brian Mehlhaus, Dr. Trishia Filipiak, and Dr. Sacha Parsons.  Dr. Parsons plans to begin work for BCFM in July.  Dr. Filipiak will begin work with BCFM in late August or early September and Dr. Mehlhaus will begin work with BCFM November 1st.

Unfortunately Dr. Joel VanderMeide and Dr. Alex VanderMeide will be leaving our community.  Dr. Joel has agreed to continue in his present position until the end of October; Dr. Alex will be leaving in August.  Both physicians will be taking positions in Johnston.

The hospital will be adding a locum tenens physician to the Story Street clinic (currently UnityPoint) beginning in September.  The After Hours Clinic opens July 5th and will be located in the West Clinic (main floor) of Boone County Hospital.  The clinic hours are 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

When complete, all of the family physicians in Boone will be in one group with Boone County Family Medicine.  While this change is sure to come with some “growing pains”, we believe that having all of our physicians in a single, coordinated group will ultimately prove to be very beneficial for the health of our clinics and our hospital. 

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