Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin managing the current Postville Medical Clinic on June 6 with plans to reopen the clinic on July 5 after some minor renovations are completed. “We are very excited to offer complete family medicine including family practice, Obstetrics and behavioral health to the Postville area,” states Michael Coyle, CEO of Veterans Memorial Hospital.
The new Veterans Memorial Hospital Postville Medical Clinic will offer clinic hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The clinic will remain open over the lunch hour, then close from 1-2p.m. each afternoon. Dr. Thomas McMullan, current clinic owner and medical provider, will continue to see patients at the Postville Clinic two days per week.
“I am going to continue to have a medical presence in Postville and will be working in Waukon as well,” states Dr. McMullan. “The hospital will also be expanding the hours and services offered to the Postville Community with the addition of another full-time provider.”
Michelle Crary, Nurse Practitioner, will be the full-time provider in the Postville Clinic working four days a week. Michelle has over 10 years of nursing experience at both Gundersen Health and Mayo Clinic in LaCrosse as well as Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.
“I am glad to be working closer to home and with an organization that focuses on enhancing the lives of their patients,” states Michelle. “I wanted to become a nurse practitioner as I wanted to be able to make more of a difference in my patient’s lives. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be doing just that in my own county and close to home.”
The Veterans Memorial Hospital Postville and Waukon medical clinics will work closely to ensure providers will be available at both locations, covering for vacations and time off. Scheduling can also be done for both clinics by calling either location.
“The VMH Medical Clinic in Postville gives us an amazing opportunity to spread our services within Allamakee County,” states Laura Baxter, Waukon and Postville Clinic Director. “We will be starting out providing medical care for patients of all ages, and plan to add a Midwife and a Behavioral Health Specialist in the near future as well.”