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Allen Physicians and Clinics joins John Deere Medical Group of Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Allen Physicians and Clinics announced John Deere Medical Group of Waterloo will join the organization.

The new group will accept most insurance plans and be available to all employees of Deere & Company. The John Deere Medical Clinic will remain located on South Hackett in Waterloo.

The groups will join September 1st, and be renamed Greenhill Medical Group.

 

Online Producer: Maria Magner

 

News Release

Allen Physicians and Clinics announced today that on September 1, 2009, John Deere Medical Group of Waterloo,will join the organization.

"I am pleased to join Allen Physicians and Clinics. We feel that our established practice aligns well with the organization's high standards of patient care - with a dedicated focus on quality and service," remarked Dr. Gregory Hoekstra, Medical Director of John Deere Medical Group.

The John Deere Medical Group of Waterloo has provided family medicine services in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area since 1994 and offers onsite lab, x-ray, mammography and bone density services; in addition, pharmacy services are available onsite. In 2001, the practice implemented an electronic health record and has embraced the technology as a tool for quality healthcare. The group accepts most insurance plans and will continue to be available to all employees of Deere & Company. The current group includes the well-respected practices of Drs. Gregory Hoekstra, Susan Swift, Wahid Alfonse, Kirsten Kahle and Carla Riley. The clinic will remain located at 1015 South Hackett in Waterloo.

Upon affiliation, the practice will be renamed Greenhill Medical Group.

"We are excited to have John Deere Medical Group of Waterloo join our organization. The practice will be a strong addition - and will help to further our mission of improving the health of the people and communities we serve," remarked Robin McNichols, executive vice president and COO of Allen Physicians and Clinics. With the addition of the physicians, providers and staff at John Deere Medical Group, Allen Physicians and Clinics serves patients at 16 practices throughout Waterloo, Cedar Falls and the surrounding communities.

"We are really pleased to have the John Deere Medical Group affiliate with Allen Physicians and Clinics," said Rick Seidler, president and CEO of Allen Health System. "We can enhance their excellent primary care with the new Allen

emergency department, the new Allen heart and vascular center and our two Allen urgent care centers for patients who need to see doctors after office hours or on weekends and holidays."

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