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HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center Adds Three Family Physicians

Family medicine physicians Tom White, M.D., Amy Varble, M.D., and Gina Alkes, M.D., are relocating from Mountain Medical Center, 36 Oak St., Buena Vista, to the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center, 28374 County Road 317, on June 27. All three physicians will be employed by Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, and the Mountain Medical Center office will close.(L to R): Drs. Gina Alkes, Tom White and Amy Varble

"I expect this transition to be convenient for current Mountain Medical patients," said hospital CEO Bob Morasko. "They may continue to see their same physician at the Buena Vista Health Center. Medical records for Mountain Medical patients will automatically be transferred over to the HRRMC clinic unless a patient submits a written request to Mountain Medical Center to send their records elsewhere."

The hospital is making a capital investment of almost $375,000 to remodel the clinic and parking lot to accommodate the new physicians. They will join family nurse practitioners Jan Ommen, Linda Typer and John Daugherty as primary care providers at the clinic. Drs. Varble and Alkes will also provide obstetric services.

To make an appointment with any of the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center providers, call (719) 395-9048.

HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center is a full-service rural health clinic with laboratory and medical imaging on-site, as well as internal medicine, orthopedics, rehabilitation and visiting specialists. More information about the clinic is available under the Services tab at