On behalf of the Point Roberts Public Hospital District, I wish to thank the community for your support and consideration during these months of preparation for the change in clinic service providers. Our thanks also go to the wonderful staff at the clinic, who have provided a safe and welcoming place for people to receive quality healthcare. This community has been made richer by their talents and dedication.
Beginning in January, the Point Roberts Clinic will become part of SuperTrack Urgent Care PLLC, a state-of-the-art urgent care center in Bellingham. Our clinic will welcome patients for both urgent care and primary care visits. The phone number will remain the same, as will the hours of operation. We will continue to have physical therapy provided by Whatcom Physical Therapy on Wednesdays and on Friday mornings.
Because of the holidays, the first day for the SuperTrack Point Roberts clinic will be Thursday, January 3, at which time we will have an open house. Please come by to meet the staff, including our physician’s assistant Deb Shields. Deb lives here in Point Roberts and is very happy to be returning to the clinic as our local provider. Take a tour if you wish and have some refreshments. You will also be able to schedule appointments.
Our goal has always been to transition from the present contract to a new provider in a seamless manner, and this is what is happening. Dr. Sean Bozorgzadeh and Dr. Mae Lary, owners of SuperTrack, bring a wealth of primary and urgent care expertise. Dr. Sean has an extensive background in both family and emergency medicine, and Dr. Mae’s equally impressive background includes internal medicine and oncology. Under their direction, it is our belief that our clinic will grow and prosper.
I would like to thank all the vendors who, on short notice, showed up for the Holiday Gift Faire December 1 and 2. It was a wonderful turn out, and greatly appreciated. A big thank you to our customers who came out to shop; we would not have had as nice a weekend without you. To Whidbey Telecom for their continued support of the Holiday Gift Faire with their generous donation to Circle of Care. Thanks to Circle of Care for another yummy lunch and our community bakers who brought goodies in for the bake sale and Campbell and Barb for decorating. To Ben, Bennett and Ramona, thanks for your help with decorations and event set up and moving tables around. Thanks to the All Point Bulletin for the ad in the paper and posting the fair in their events listing. To the ladies at Knit Night, who got me to do another one, thanks to you. We will have more in 2019 and we hope you can join us for this.
On behalf of the Point Roberts Historical Society, I would like to give a huge thank you to the Point Roberts Lighthouse Society. Their donation of over $11,000 will go a long way in giving us necessary supplies to see the historical society’s History Room come to fruition after so many years. We plan to be up and running next spring in the old library space. Feel free to pop by to see the progress. Thanks again!
We are sad to see Unity Care leaving the Point Roberts Clinic after so many years serving the patients of Point Roberts. They have not only been a great organization to work for but as employees, we have been lucky enough to have worked with many talented and amazing individuals at Unity Care in both their Bellingham and Ferndale locations.
To all the patients who used the clinic for their medical and lab needs, thank you for allowing us, the clinic staff, the opportunity and pleasure to work with you over the years.
We will miss you greatly, but we will also miss working with each other. When you spend eight hours a day in a small office, you are bound to make long lasting friendships and all of us are grateful to have accomplished that as well.
Natalié Davidson, Fran Rozyskie, Kristy Steinberger and Reneé Coe