Private practice in Greene County joins Five Rivers Health Centers

More health services will be added at a pediatric practice in Xenia after it joined a local network of community health centers.

Nonprofit Five Rivers Health Centers said in a statement Monday that Star Pediatrics has joined its network.

While the practice will remain at 1659 W. Second St., this change means the office will be adding other services such as behavioral health, dietitian and social workers.

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Star Pediatrics now can accept a wider range of Medicaid managed care plans and patients will now be able to access their medical records through MyChart. Star accepts most insurances.

Five Rivers is a Dayton-based federally qualified health center, which serves patients on a sliding-fee scale based on income. Federally qualified health centers are governed by patient-majority boards and typically have high numbers of patients with Medicaid.

Dr. Nancy Hesz and Dr. Thaddene Triplett continue to provide pediatric care for newborns and children.

“We are happy to become part of the Five Rivers Health Centers team,” Hesz stated. “This is a positive move for our patients and staff and we look forward to continuing to serve children in Greene County.”

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