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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:26 am

Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin has announced the addition of 14 providers who have begun seeing patients or will be seeing patients in the next few months.

New providers at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin include:

• Dr. Jennifer Goins — A pain clinic physician who started in January.

• Dr. Mohammed Nazmul — An internal medicine physician who started in May.

• Kathy Crabtree — A family medicine certified nurse practitioner at Blooming Prairie Clinic who started in May.

• Dr. Scott Persellin — A rheumatology physician who started in May.

• Dr. Brian Whited — A temporary family medicine physician who will start late in June.

• Joanne McGaffey — A family and occupational medicine certified nurse practitioner who will start late in June.

• Dr. Seema Dewani — An adult psychiatry physician who will start early in July.

• Dr. Brian Stith — A family medicine physician who will start late in July.

• Dr. Jenna Wheeler — A pediatrics physician who will start late in July.

• Dr. Sarah Scherger — A pediatrics physician who will start late in July.

• Dr. Rupinder Singh — An emergency medicine physician who will start early in August.

• Dr. Laura Walker — An emergency medicine physician who will start early in August.

• Trisha Rau — A family and occupational medicine certified nurse practitioner who will start early in August.

• Dr. Gayette Grimm — A general surgery physician who will start late in August

Dr. Keith Kleis, a family medicine physician and assistant medical director of primary care in Austin, said the addition of many providers will certainly improve patient access to health care in Austin.

“We know access has been an issue and a frustration for our patients,” said Kleis. “There's light at the end of the tunnel as we will have 10 new providers coming soon and have four new providers who’ve already started. Eight of the new providers are in primary care (family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics) and that will help improve access for our patients.”

Lana Kenyon, physician recruiter, said the clinic looks for providers with connections to the area or an interest in looking for a long-term commitment to providing health care locally.

“All of the recently hired new providers are committed to providing long-term care to patients locally and are very excited to be a part of Mayo Clinic Health System," she said. "Many of them have already moved to our community or will be moving to the area soon and are looking forward to getting involved in the community with their families."

To see a complete listing of all current providers, visit the Mayo Clinic Health System website.



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