The recent departure of Dr. Dana Greene from the Buena Vista Health Center left the clinic without a single family practice doctor on staff, and it could be months before a new physician is brought on board.
Meanwhile, Dr. Eric Gibb left Mountain Medical Sept. 25 after 16 years to start his own practice, Our Town Medical.
Mountain Medical does not expect to have a full-time replacement for Gibb until next summer. In the interim, temporary hires will supplement the clinic’s two primary care doctors.
Local problems with physician turnover and lag time on new hires reflects broader trends in the medical field.
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