Centerville Clinics: Total Health Care for the Entire Community
Centerville Clinics provides total healthcare to the entire community through a network of community medical and dental offices serving Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
Founded in 1955 and originally known as the Union Miners Building, Inc., Centerville Clinics traces its roots to the early 1950s and the vision of Joseph A. Yablonski, an International Board Member of the United Mine Workers of America. Mr. Yablonski’s goal was to help meet the medical needs of miners and community members by attracting more doctors, particularly specialists, to practice in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.
Today, more than 50 years later, Centerville Clinics continues to serve its communities. The Centerville Clinics network of 11 community medical and dental offices includes Bentleyville Family Practice Center, California Doctors Office, Carmichaels Clinic, Charleroi Medical and Dental Office, Connellsville Medical Office, Fairchance Office, Republic Doctors Office, Uniontown Family Doctors, Washington Family Doctors, Waynesburg Office, and the Yablonski Memorial Clinic. Centerville Clinics also operates six mental health service sites.
Centerville Clinics participates in most Managed Care programs and accepts both Medicare and Medicaid Managed Care. Alert to the unique healthcare needs of the region, the Clinics continues to accept new patients at all of its locations.
During 2009, the Clinics continued to expand its programs and facilities to meet the needs of its patients. At the Yablonski Memorial Clinic work was completed on construction of a new portico and entrance that greatly improves accessibility and helps shelter patients from bad weather. Centerville Clinics also purchased property in Washington, PA, and announced plans to build a new facility for its Washington Family Doctors site. Construction of two buildings, one for medical services and one for mental health services, is scheduled to begin later this year.
Additionally, Centerville Clinics welcomed three physicians to its medical staff in 2009. Dr. Marcy Jo Goisse, a family practice physician, sees patients at the Fairchance Office; Dr. Cheng V. Lee, a family practice physician, sees patients at Uniontown Family Doctors; and Dr. Praful Vora, a cardiologist, sees patients at Carmichaels Clinic.
Each year the Clinics participates in several area health fairs and offers health-education programs. As a member of the Western Pennsylvania Health Disparities Collaborative, Centerville Clinics continued its Diabetes Education Program at the Yablonski Memorial Clinic that includes monthly Diabetes Support Group meetings. Centerville Clinics also continued its sponsorship of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), a community-service program it has been involved with since 1972.
The additions, changes and continuing health-education programs are examples of how Centerville Clinics works to meet the needs of people in the community.
The primary-care services offered by Centerville Clinics include family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and podiatry. Among the specialty care services are allergy treatment, audiology, cardiology, dentistry (including preventative dentistry, cleaning, examination, restoration and laboratory services), dermatology, ear-nose-and-throat, endocrinology, gastroenterology, industrial/occupational medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, podiatry, pulmonology, physical medicine, psychiatry, radiology, surgery and urology.
Centerville Clinics also provides extensive outpatient diagnostic services, including laboratory services and a fully certified mammography program. In addition, the Clinics offers EEG/EKG, x-rays, pulmonary functions, pharmacy, a cardiopulmonary laboratory, and a chest workshop.
Other Clinic services include a hypertension and diabetes screening program, and an Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program among its dozens of specialized care programs.
Centerville Clinics continues to provide free blood-pressure screenings at all of its locations, extending a service has been offered since 1994. To help celebrate National Blood Pressure Month in May 1994, Centerville Clinics offered free blood-pressure screenings and then announced that the Clinics would continue to offer free blood-pressure screenings indefinitely.