Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital will offer residents the opportunity to see two new physician specialties in Augusta at the new SBA Immediate Care Clinic facility on West 7th Ave.

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital will offer residents the opportunity to see two new physician specialties in Augusta at the new SBA Immediate Care Clinic facility on West 7th Ave.

Dr. Collins Shank, board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) with El Dorado Ear, Nose and Throat, has begun taking appointments to see patients in the Augusta Specialty Clinic space once a month, beginning March 20. Starting in April, Dr. Collins Shank will be seeing patients in that office on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Dr. Collins Shank specializes in diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, upper pharynx (mouth and throat) as well as structures of the neck and face in both children and adult patients.

In addition to the ENT services offered at the clinic, El Dorado Ear, Nose and Throat will also be offering audiology services. Audiology services will be provided by Laurian Duncan, AuD.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Collins Shank, call the El Dorado Ear, Nose and Throat office at 316-321-8762.

Also beginning to see patients at the SBA Immediate Care Clinic facility is Dr. Larry Shank, board certified orthopedic surgeon with Bluestem Orthopedics. Dr. Shank, along with Andrea Komarek, RPA-C, will begin seeing patients on March 21 and will continue to see patients every Friday at the facility.

Dr. Larry Shank specializes in general orthopedics, total joints – including total hips and total knees, as well as sports medicine.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Larry Shank, call the Bluestem Orthopedics office at 316-321-8757.

Gene Kimble, director of marketing at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, hopes residents see this as an opportunity to receive more of their healthcare at the local level.

“Although some of the services provided by these physicians will still need to be done at their main office or at the hospital, it’s our hope that many of the office visits can be done right here in Augusta, making it more convenient for residents in this part of our community,” said Kimble.

“These SBA Immediate Care Clinic will continue to provide immediate care services from 3 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. every day. We’ve been very pleased with the acceptance of the Immediate Care Clinic, and have been hearing great feedback from community members. We think there will be a good response to having these specialists here, too,” said Kimble.

The Susan B. Allen Immediate Care Clinic is located at 401 W. 7th Ave. in Augusta. Immediate Care Clinic services are offered seven days a week from 3 to 9:30 p.m. The Specialty Clinic space is located in the same facility, utilizing the same main entrance, with a separate entrance once inside. The Specialty Clinic space will be open when specialists are seeing patients, which are scheduled by appointment.