By RICH KEITH, Four Points News
The Austin Diagnostic Clinic in Quinlan Crossing is about a month away from opening and has announced its onsite primary and specialty care physicians.
“The project should see landscaping next week and the clinic will be accepting patients on Dec. 2,” said project manager James McMains of DCA Construction.
The exterior of stone, stucco and anodized tin sheets is nearly complete but the interior lags behind.
“The biggest delays are caused by last-minute changes to the project,” McMains said. “Sometimes doctors come in and notice things they want to change, and that causes a ripple effect.”
Dr. Ghassan Salman, CEO, says the new location will be 12,000 square feet and have about 30 exam rooms.
“As the Steiner Ranch neighborhood grows, we will bring different medical specialties to this new location,” Salman said. “We want ADC Steiner Ranch to provide local residents with the medical specialties they need most for years to come.”
In primary care, Dr. Vimal George, Family Practice, will move to the new ADC full-time. He is currently seeing patients at ADC Cedar Bend in North Austin.
“I look forward to having a full time practice in the community and serving the families in the area,” George said. “As a member of the local community, I have a strong interest in seeing that the medical needs of our community are well taken care of.”
In pediatrics, Dr. Linda Lopez and Dr. Theresa Willis, who are new to ADC, will office full-time at the QC site once it opens.
Under specialty care, ADC welcomed a new allergist in October who will also see patients in Steiner. Dr. Scott Oberhoff plans to be at the clinic on Thursdays and Fridays.
Endocrinologist Dr. Kavita Juneja will be at ADC Endocrinology on Wednesdays.Dr. Richard Bryarly, with ADC Otolaryngology, also plans to see patients on Wednesdays.
Podiatrist Dr. Ana Urukalo, ADC Podiatry, is expected to see patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays and to open 7 a.m. to accommodate patients’ busy lifestyles.
Urukalo has been with ADC for more than 14 years and has wanted to see a more multi-specialty clinic in the area.
“I am looking forward to being a part of these exciting new healthcare delivery developments in our community,” said Urukalo, who is a Lake Travis High School graduate. “I came back as soon as I finished my training.”
For rheumatology Dr. Kevin Osgood is expected to see rheumatology patients Mondays and Tuesdays.
ADC Steiner will also offer same-day evening and weekend services, laboratory and X-ray services, infusion and allergy shots. Plans for the clinic include a lab draw station, which provide a convenient location for patients in the are who need lab tests. ADC patients from any location will be able to share results.
“It’s going to be a great facility,” said Dr. Paul Moore, ADC Board Chairman and endocrinologist.