SOMC to Open Vanceburg Family Practice and Specialty Associates

Southern Ohio Medical Center is proud to announce the grand opening of the SOMC Vanceburg Family Practice and Specialty Associates on July 19, 2010. SOMC is also pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah Porter has joined the practice and is now accepting new patients.

Dr. Porter is a native of Lewis County, Ky. and she earned her medical degree from the Pikeville School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky. She completed an internship and a residency at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Dr. Porter is board certified in family practice.

“I have practiced in Vanceburg for three years and I have put roots down here,” Porter said. “I know my new and existing patients will find comfort in knowing they have a physician they can rely on to be here for a long time.”

In the near future, SOMC will offer a variety of specialty services at the Vanceburg location. SOMC neurologists, cardiologists and general surgeons will be on a rotating schedule for consultations at the clinic. In addition to family care and specialties, the practice will also offer an outpatient lab draw site.

“I’m very excited for this centralized clinic to open in Vanceburg,” Porter added. “Because we are located so far away from specialized services, it is a huge benefit to our community for SOMC to bring this type of care closer to home.”

SOMC will host a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 at 207 Plummers Lane, Vanceburg, Ky. The celebration is free to the public and features health screenings, lunch, children’s activities and much more. Dr. Porter, specialty physicians and staff of the clinic will be available to meet community members and tours of the facility will also be offered.

“I invite everyone to join us for our open house celebration,” Randy Arnett, president and CEO of SOMC, said. “With the addition of the SOMC Vanceburg Family Practice and Specialty Associates, we look forward to meeting the needs and providing excellent service to the people of Vanceburg and all of Lewis County.”

The SOMC Vanceburg Family Practice and Specialty Associates will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (606) 796-0010.