By Bonnie Seymour
New Star Reporter
When the Maysville Health Clinic closed its doors, area residents went scrambling to find a new office to meet their needs, but as of February 1 the clinic will reopen in Nurse Practitioner Kasi Whatley’s ready and able hands.
“I’m really excited. I’ve been around people from small towns my whole life and I look forward to serving the people of Maysville. Some people just can’t get over to Pauls Valley or Lindsay,” said Whatley.
Whatley, originally from Davis, currently lives in Elmore City and has been in the nursing field for the last 12 years, with seven of those years being an RN. For the last nine months she has been a nurse practitioner.
“I received my RN from OU and my Masters from South University in Georgia through an online program. I also did 1,200 clinic hours [for that] where I would travel around to different clinics and do hands on work,” said Whatley.
The focus of her career so far has been critical care and she is board certified by the AANP, American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
While Whatley will be in the office on a daily basis, the Medical Director of the clinic will be Dr. Kim Jones, based out of Pauls Valley.
“If there is something I don’t feel comfortable with or if I have any questions all I have to do is give him a call,” Whatley said.
Whatley stated that as a nurse practitioner she able to do pretty much anything, from general exams to woman’s health exams to sports physicals. She will also be drawing labs in the office and sending them out of testing.
In the case that a patient needs further x-rays or testing, they would be sent to Pauls Valley Hospital.
Those who already know they would like to become a patient at the Maysville Health Clinic are welcome to stop by and pick up a new customer pack so Whatley can go ahead and request their records from their current doctor.
All major insurances will be accepted. Any questions about insurance can be directed to the clinic. Whatley did state that if someone’s insurance wasn’t covered, she would try to get it covered, but it would take up to 30 days.
The phone number is 405-867-4404 though appointments aren’t being taken at this time. Appointments will begin to be taken February 1st. Walk-in appointments will also be accepted.
Future announcements can also be found on the new “Maysville Health Clinic” Facebook page.
“I’m really hoping this goes well because I want it to be my forever thing,” shared Whatley.