Tonto Basin Clinic Will Open In February

Nurse practitioner will provide care

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Teresa Corrigan

Payson Regional Medical Center is expanding primary care access to Tonto Basin. Residents living in the area no longer have to drive 30 miles to see a doctor. Rim Country Family Care – Tonto Basin Clinic will open at 186 E. Stephens Way in Tonto Basin Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Teresa Corrigan, FNP-BC, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, will see patients on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nurse practitioners have been providing primary, acute and specialty health care to patients of all ages and walks of life for nearly half a century. Nurse practitioners are clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management.

In her day-to-day practice, Corrigan will be able to:

• Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays.

• Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries.

• Prescribe medications and other treatments.

• Manage patients’ overall care.

• Counsel and educate patients on health promotion and disease prevention.

• Perform minor procedures including suturing of minor wounds.

After graduating from Indiana University School of Nursing, Corrigan worked as an R.N. for 18 years before completing her master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner at State University in New York. She is married and has two sons.

Her clinic accepts most insurance.

Comments

Pat Randall 11 months, 1 week ago

What happened to the Punkin Center Charities medical office? Oh yes, the land was sold to a church maybe. Wonder where the money went? And also what happened to the $25,000 cash and all the medical equipment and furnishings that we donated? Not junk, practically new that a Dr. was selling because he was joining Casa Blanca Medical and all he needed was his stethoscope.
3 complete examining rooms, rolling stools, EKG machine, along with all the hanging blood pressure equipment, furniture for waiting room and I could go on and on. Even a large oak table to have meetings or whatever and a refrigerator. To bad all that medical equipment disappeared along with the $25,000. I'm sure the members of Punkin Center Charities must know. It would make an interesting story.

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