Jamestown physicians moving, joining with Kettering Health

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A group of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners that had been practicing in Jamestown in rural eastern Greene County are moving and joining Kettering Health Network.

The providers are leaving Jamestown Family Medicine, which is still owned by competing health network Premier Health. The providers’ new practice will be called Kettering Physician Network Primary Care – Jamestown.

Kettering Physician Network Primary Care – Jamestown will have offices in two locations: 4790 Cottonville Road in Jamestown and 50 N. Progress Drive in Xenia.

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“The network’s faith-based perspective and demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional care for the whole person aligns with our practice’s core values,” Dr. Kevin Sharrett, family practice physician who is part of the switch, said in a statement from Kettering Health Network.

Jamestown Family Medicine remains at the same 4940 Cottonville Road medical center as Premier Health’s freestanding emergency center and other Premier-affiliated services.

Several physicians with Premier Health — Dr. Nicholas Davis and Dr. Mark Williams — have relocated and as of Monday started practicing at Jamestown Family Medicine.

Diane Pleiman, president of Premier Physician Network, said network staff were surprised when they received the notice that the providers were leaving and the news “is disappointing to us at Premier because of the commitment we made to Jamestown.”

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Sherrett now owns the building Jamestown Family Medicine is in but Pleiman said he is selling the building.

She said Premier has a longterm lease at the medical center, will continue to have all the same services at the center including primary care providers, visiting specialists, emergency care, imaging and all the same services at the center.

Kettering Health said at the new practice, the nurse practitioners — Susan Jordan, Angelia Mickle, Grenetta Ritenour — will officially join July 9 and serve patients starting that day.

The physicians — Drs. Kevin Sharrett, Thomas Brunsman, Wes Halderman, Brian Jenks and Katherine Schmidt — officially join the new practice Aug. 8 and start serving patients that day.

Sharrett said the providers made a unanimous decision to join Kettering Health, which they decided is the best fit for their practice moving forward. He said the decision was not made out of any animosity toward Premier.

“We’re excited about the plan and the vision that Kettering has for eastern Greene County and beyond,” Sharrett said.

The physicians gave a 90-day notice but were asked to leave so have a gap in between when they left the practice but start at their new practice.

“All of our providers are humbled and flattered that staff chose to come with us,” Sharrett said.

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