Dexter Family Practice joins Mayo’s rural health clinics
DEXTER — Dexter Family Practice has joined Mayo Regional Hospital to become the hospital’s fifth rural health center in the region.
Dexter Family Practice officially joined up with Mayo Regional Hospital in mid-January, although the hospital had been delivering contracted services such as billing and payroll on behalf of the practice for years. Dexter Family Practice had been owned and operated by Dr. Challa Reddy, who is still providing care at the clinic.
“This is a decision that was important for us to make, as we continue to make sure patients in the Dexter area continue to have long-term sustainable healthcare,” said Marie Vienneau, president and CEO of Mayo Regional Hospital. “While quality care is important to people no matter where they live, we recognize that working together is better than going it alone in the world of rural health. Mayo Regional Hospital took this important step to ensure the best quality care for the people in and around Dexter.”
Dexter Family Practice will become one of Mayo’s five rural health clinics in the region and will continue to provide patients with the same services they have come to expect. Patient care should not be interrupted, and patients should not notice any changes from the transition.
Dr. Reddy has become an employee of Mayo Regional Hospital and will continue to provide care to all his patients. Dr. Reddy is preparing himself for retirement and Mayo Regional Hospital will be searching for a replacement to address his patient panel as that time nears. Long-term plans for the Dexter area include the possibility of combining both Dexter Family Practice and Dexter Internal Medicine into one location for the region. Staff at the Dexter Family Practice have always been Mayo employees and will not be affected by this change.
Mayo Regional Hospital’s other rural health centers are in Dover-Foxcroft, Corinth, Dexter, and Milo.