Allegheny Health Network Enhances Access to Care in Westmoreland County
Monday, November 20, 2017
Opening of Penn Township walk-in clinic, recruitment of local physicians complements new outpatient facility
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – People residing in Westmoreland County now have even more access to the health care professionals of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), a Highmark Health company, as AHN continues to expand its presence in the county.
AHN’s growth in Westmoreland County includes a new walk-in clinic located in the lower level of Premier Medical Associates’ building at 4044 State Route 130 in Penn Township. The clinic features the providers of the Allegheny Family Medicine East practice – Katherine Neely, MD; Steven L. Romiti, MD; Jan Pesci, PA; and Erin Aganad, PA – and offers appointment-free care for a variety of conditions and health needs. The clinic is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Patients are also able to schedule appointments with the providers.
Additionally, AHN recently hired six physicians with established practices across the county. Those doctors include:
• David Anto, MD, a primary care physician practicing in Ligonier
• Bruce Bradley, DO, a gastroenterologist who sees patients and will perform procedures at AHN’s Outpatient Center—Westmoreland in Hempfield Township
• Robert Fetchero, DO, a family practitioner in Jeannette
• Louis Izzo, DPM, a podiatrist with offices in Jeannette, Penn Township, and West Newton
• Scott Milstein, DO, a family medicine physician in Greensburg
• Robert Tymoczko, MD, who specializes in internal medicine with offices in Greensburg as well as Melcroft in Fayette County
For more details and office locations for any of these doctors, call 412-DOCTORS.
“Opening a walk-in clinic with extended hours that make it easier to get in to see a provider, along with the addition of these six physicians who are well-known and respected in Westmoreland County, speaks volumes about our commitment to this market,” said Brian M. Parker, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AHN. “We believe it’s essential that people have high-quality health care choices regardless of where they live, and we will continue to invest in resources that allow us to deliver on that promise for those who reside or work in Westmoreland County.”
These expanded offerings come on the heels of the June opening of the AHN Outpatient Center—Westmoreland, located on Nature Park Road in Hempfield Township. The 23,000-square-foot multispecialty facility provides access to a range of medical specialists as well as a state-of-the-art endoscopy center where Dr. Bradley and his team will perform gastrointestinal procedures. The site offers access to specialists in neurosurgery, orthopaedics, esophageal and lung disease, cardiology, colon and rectal surgery, and bariatric surgery. The facility also features physical and occupational therapy services, a lab for blood draws, a radiography room for X-ray imaging, and an onsite mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) service.
Last November, AHN expanded its presence at 660 Pellis Road in Greensburg. AHN Westmoreland OBGYN, a busy obstetrical practice that joined AHN in 2015, started seeing patients five days a week at the Pellis Road medical building last year. The women’s health practice joined a handful of additional AHN specialists at the site, including physicians specializing in arthritis and rheumatic disease.
With 355,458 residents according to the 2016 U.S. Census, Westmoreland County has the largest population of any county in southwestern Pennsylvania outside of Allegheny County. The county’s population, however, is spread out over an area of land nearly 20 percent larger than any other county in the region.