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12/9/2013 - 12/09/2013: UConn Health Center Now Open

UConn Health Medical Services Now Open in Storrs Center

(Reprinted from UConn Today - Article by Chris DeFrancesco)

The UConn Health Center is now offering medical services in Storrs Center.

Dr. Pamela Moore, an established family medicine practitioner in Mansfield, will continue serving the community as a UConn faculty member, anchoring the Health Center’s primary care services in Storrs.

Other specialties offered at UConn Health Medical Services in Storrs will include occupational medicine, with Drs. Mark Buchanan and Robert Fitzpatrick; cardiology, with Dr. Agnes Kim; orthopaedics and sports medicine, with Drs. Cory Edgar and Matthew Hall; general surgery, with Dr. Yu Liang, and plastic surgery, with Dr. Amir Nasir.

Patients also will be able to get x-rays and blood work done in the new location, 1 Royce Circle, Mansfield.

Additional clinical services will become available in 2014:

  • UConn Health Urgent Care will open in mid-January, staffed seven days a week by physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners trained in family medicine or board certified in emergency medicine.
  • UConn Health Dental Services, a dental suite with five treatment rooms offering general dentistry services, will be open in the spring.
  • Dermatology, psychiatry, and obstetrics and gynecology services will be available later in 2014.

“Our presence in Storrs Center will enable us to offer people in this area of the state access to university specialists for their medical and dental care without having to travel all the way to the academic health center in Farmington,” says Jim Thibeault, the UConn Health Center’s director of strategy and planning,

UConn Health Dental Services will operate as a faculty practice. A full-time general dentist will be the primary provider, supplemented by specialty faculty and a dental hygienist.

“We will be offering the full scope of comprehensive dental care,” says Dr. Steven Lepowsky, chairman of the UConn School of Dental Medicine’s Division of General Dentistry. “We want to be able to provide dental care to the University community, including students, staff and faculty.”

The medical and dental offices will hold standard weekday hours, with some evening hours likely.

UConn Health at Storrs Center comprises 18,000 square feet of medical offices and 2,600 square feet of dental offices. It will work in partnership with UConn services already in place in Storrs, including the Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Nayden Rehabilitation Clinic, and Student Health Services.

“Being staffed seven days a week, the urgent care center will be a complementary service for the Storrs community,” Thibeault says. “The medical offices will provide additional specialty services currently not widely available in that area. In addition to serving the public, this opens up an opportunity for students to see specialists as well as a medical resource for faculty and staff at UConn.”

Those interested in booking appointments in Storrs should call 860-487-9200.

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