Adirondack Health opens Saranac Lake Health Center
SARANAC LAKE - Residents and visitors have a new option for pediatric and primary care in Saranac Lake.
The new Saranac Lake Health Center operated by Adirondack Health opens on May 20, and is now accepting patients. The Health Center is located on the second floor of the Medical Office Building on Old Lake Colby Road above the Wound Care Center.
A team of three skilled and caring physicians will be providing patient care: Dr. Beth Bartos, Dr. Darci Beiras and the newest member of the Adirondack Health Medical Staff, Dr. Kenneth Ged. Dr. Bartos will continue to practice family medicine at the Lake Placid Health Center, and Dr. Beiras will still provide pediatric care at the Tupper Lake Health Center. Physician Assistant Dona Kilgore and Family Nurse Practitioner Mary Levitz will also provide care in addition to their duties at Adirondack Health's other health centers. Dr. Ged will be seeing patients in Tupper Lake as well.
Patient records are computerized at Adirondack Health, so current health center patients wishing to be seen in Saranac Lake do not have to transfer their medical records from Keene, Lake Placid or Tupper Lake.
In addition to wound care and primary care, Adirondack Health offers rheumatology and ostomy care in the Medical Office Building on Old Lake Colby Road. To make an appointment at the health center, call (518) 897-APPT. Wound care, rheumatology and ostomy care may require a physician referral prior to making an appointment.
Most insurances are accepted at the Health Center, including Medicaid and Fidelis. Information and resources are available for those who are uninsured or underinsured - just ask when calling for an appointment.
All of Adirondack Health's community health centers participate in the Medical Home Project, which places the patient at the center of a care team led by a primary care physician. This team approach connects the patient with key services, such as nutritional consults or physical rehabilitation, as part of a concerted effort to help prevent emergency room visits or re-admission to the hospital.
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director