JCH&L Plymouth Clinic Opens Sept. 6

Family Medicine Clinic part of Plymouth Plaza

FAIRBURY — Jefferson Community Health & Life Plymouth Clinic will open Sept. 6.

“We are excited to open JCH&L Plymouth Clinic,” said Chad Jurgens, CEO. “It gives us an opportunity to better serve our area residents, and be a partner in the Plymouth community. It is one more avenue through which we can inspire a lifetime of health.”

The clinic will be open 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Providers will be certified physician assistants Jessica Borrenpohl, PA-C; Kelsey Cherry, PA-C and Tyler Maguire, PA-C. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 402-729-6888. When the Plymouth Clinic is not open, calls will be answered by JCH&L Fairbury Clinic. The clinic accepts new and established patients.

The Plymouth Clinic will offer a wide range of family medicine services, including: physical exams and preventative care, treatment of acute and chronic illness, minor surgeries and procedures, laboratory services and radiology services.

Jefferson Community Health & Life’s mission is to inspire a lifetime of health by providing exceptional health and life services for every person, every time, in a comfortable setting near home, Jurgens said.

“That means you and your family can count on a lasting relationship with a family medicine provider who knows you well and helps you stay healthy at every stage of life,” Jurgens said.

JCH&L announced the new clinic at an announcement celebration and press conference held in July 2017 about the Plymouth Plaza. The new clinic was one of six businesses to announce they would be located in the Plymouth Plaza, located on Highway 4 in Plymouth. The clinic joins P-Town Fitness; P-Town’s Daily Grind; Live Love Dance; and Barefoot Buddies Daycare, which are already open.

Parkinson’s Support Group to Meet Aug. 13

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room.

The program will be a webinar Pain in Parkinson’s Disease, a webinar by Jori E. Fleisher, M.D., M.S.C.E., assistant professor, neurology and population health, The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, NYU Langone.

Easiest access will be by parking in the H Street parking and entering through the JCH&L Main Entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Hospital.” The meeting rooms will be to the left. The Small Conference Room is the second door.

The Parkinson’s Support Group generally meets on the second Monday of each month.

The group is designed to provide an opportunity for area residents to share their experiences with Parkinson’s disease. There is no cost for participants.

For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402)-729-3351.

Dr. Brett Wergin to Join JCH&L Fairbury Clinic

Dr. Richard Blatny Sr. Will Semi-Retire

Dr. Brett Wergin will join JCH&L Fairbury Clinic on Aug. 13. Soon after, Dr. Richard Blatny Sr. will semi-retire as of Sept. 1, after 45 years of providing family medicine care as a part of the Fairbury Clinic.

Dr. Wergin, a Lincoln native, received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his residency at the Lincoln Family Practice Medicine Program. He is board certified in family medicine. He chose to specialize in family medicine because it allows him to develop long-term relationships with his patients that impact health across their entire lifespan. Dr. Wergin pays special attention to his patients’ mental and emotional wellness.

We welcome Dr. Wergin to our team of family medicine specialists: Dr. Richard Blatny Sr., Dr. Richard Blatny Jr., and Dr. Craig Shumard (all board-certified family medicine providers); and certified physician assistants Jessica Borrenpohl PA-C, Kelsey Cherry PA-C, Tyler Maguire PA-C, and Doug Ruzicka PA-C.

After Sept. 1, Dr. Blatny Sr. will be working part-time providing emergency and on-call coverage, and will have limited office hours and appointment times. JCH&L thanks Dr. Blatny for his years of service, and his willingness to continue to provide care as he moves toward retirement.

For appointments with Dr. Wergin or the other Fairbury Clinical family medicine providers, call 402-729-3361.

Brett Wergin, M.D.

Richard Blatny Sr., MD

Richard Blatny Sr., M.D.