Page's Banner Health Clinic open for patient care
By Krista Allen
Special to the Times
PAGE, Ariz., September 27, 2012
T he Banner Health Clinic, the region's only pediatric specialty, located at 601 N. Navajo Drive is now open for patient care.
This new clinic is an annex to Page Hospital, which is part of Banner Health – one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country based in Phoenix – and will offer internal medicine and pediatric care.
Aaron Knudson, a 34-year old dual board-certified osteopathic physician who specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics will be operating the new clinic in addition to giving treatment to critical-care patients in the hospital's intensive care unit.
"We have a very large clinic here," Knudson said of his 7-room facility. "We have a set-up of (five) adult rooms and (two pediatric) rooms to accommodate a large volume of patients."
"I'm very happy to be here," he added said. "I think it's going to be a nice place to work."
Knudson is a graduate of Utah State University and The Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz. He moved to Page after completing his internship and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.
Knudson's main focus is to establish relationships with patients while caring for their general well being.
"In the clinic, it's primary care. We can take care of everybody from neonates all the way to geriatrics," Knudson said. "In the hospital, I'll be covering the I.C.U., medicine and peds floor."
Days of operation are from Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The new clinic is expected to serve the communities of Bitter Springs, Gap, Inscription House, Kaibeto, LeChee, Shonto, Tuba City, and parts of southern Utah.