BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — Kaiser Permanente is pleased to join the Battle Ground community with the opening of its Battle Ground Medical Office, at 720 W. Main St., on Monday, June 6. To mark the occasion, Mayor Philip Johnson and other community members will join some of the new Battle Ground physicians and staff this afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
As part of its mission to help care for underserved community members, Kaiser Permanente is also donating $10,000 to Battle Ground HealthCare, a clinic that provides free primary care services to low-income, uninsured adults.
"Our Battle Ground members now have the option of seeing a physician closer to home," said James Tan, MD, one of Kaiser Permanente's new Battle Ground family practice physicians. "Our physicians and staff are looking forward to getting to know our new neighbors and providing the high-quality, connected care our members value."
"The new Battle Ground Kaiser Permanente clinic is a welcome addition to our city," said Mayor Johnson. "We recognize their investment in Battle Ground and their commitment to members who live and work in our community."
Each year, Kaiser Permanente makes a significant investment in the health of the Clark County community, through programs that provide care for the underserved, promote healthy eating and active living, facilitate education and research, build relationships with community partners, and engage employees in the community.
"It's an honor to be chosen by Kaiser Permanente to receive the Outstanding Community Partner Award. This donation will be used to help Battle Ground HealthCare support the part-time positions of a dental assistant and volunteer coordinator, both of which are vital to the ongoing success of the organization," said Sue Neal, executive director of Battle Ground HealthCare. "We are grateful to Kaiser Permanente for this generous gift and the partnership and commitment we share in building a healthier community."
In addition to housing four primary care providers, the office will feature on-site lab services and a separate room for minor medical procedures. It will also have a telemedicine room, where patients can have video appointments with Kaiser Permanente specialists, saving them a drive to another location. The office will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Beginning Monday, June 6, members can choose a new provider at the Battle Ground Medical Office by visiting kp.org/chooseyourdoctor or calling 800-813-2000.
James Tan, MD, MPH, has practiced family medicine with Kaiser Permanente since 2010 and is relocating from the Orchards Medical Office in Vancouver. Dr. Tan is looking forward to working in a small, intimate office where patients are like family. Dr. Tan enjoys traveling and participating in mission trips to other countries.
Cynthia Carlson, MD, comes to Battle Ground from the Salmon Creek office and has practiced family medicine with Kaiser Permanente since 1999. She attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle and thrives by traveling, reading, gardening and spending time with her children.
Bruce Chevalier, FNP, family nurse practitioner, has worked in pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente for the last 37 years and in family practice for the last 20 years. He is looking forward to working with patients who are his neighbors and belong to the same community. He enjoys gardening, working on old cars and fishing.
Rachael Dyer, MD, joins Kaiser Permanente next month. She is moving from Seattle, where she practiced at Swedish Medical Center. She graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine. She likes to hike and camp, spend time with her husband and two children, and watch soccer and football.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia, including more than 540,000 medical and 250,000 dental members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, dentists, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical and dental teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.