Locked-out Creston doctors seeing patients in temporary location

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  • Feb. 17, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Nearly three weeks after finding themselves locked out of the Osprey Medical Clinic, three Creston physicians are once again seeing their patients.

Drs. Tara Guthrie, Raphael Elemuo and Suzanne Hopkins have moved into temporary offices in the Family Practice Associates Clinic on 16th Avenue North, Guthrie said this morning.

“It’s a relief,” she said.

Patients needing immediate appointments were being contacted by telephone, she said. Others will be able to call in to a new telephone number, which is expected to be in service on Wednesday.

“We are grateful to the doctors at Family Practice for working with us,” Guthrie said. “It’s going to be tight for space” — each will have only one examination room — “and parking, but we will manage.”

She added that it is too early to know how long the temporary arrangement will be in place, but that one of the former Osprey staff members has been hired to look after appointments.