MEADVIEW - Kurt Manley got a warm welcome from residents early this month when he attended a local meeting to introduce himself as the new health care provider in town.
The friendly reception made it easier when Manley re-opened the doors Wednesday of the Kingman Regional Medical Center Clinic, located at 330 E. Meadview Blvd., Suite F. The clinic, which originally opened in September 2011, was staffed by family nurse practitioner Judy Adcox. It closed at a later unspecified date.
"I am really looking forward to this," said Manley. "It will be the quintessential family practice in a rural community and there is a real need for it. This is a small community and I'm going to get to know the people there very well."
Members of the Meadview Chamber of Commerce either declined to comment or did not return telephone calls.
Manley initially got involved with the residents of Meadview when he helped his wife, Dora Manley of Dora's Beale Street Deli, cater various events in the community. And when the opportunity presented itself to re-open the clinic there, he jumped at the chance to get more involved through the discipline he enjoys most, which is medicine.
Manley is a physician assistant at Kingman Family Practice, where he sees patients three times a week. He will now spend Wednesdays in Meadview at the clinic, where he will service walk-ins and patients with appointments. The clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and walk-ins are seen until 2 p.m. Appointments are encouraged.
The Kingman resident brings more than 25 years of medical experience to the clinic. He is a member of the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants and in April 2013 was recognized as a distinguished fellow by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. That honor is achieved by less than 2 percent of physician assistants.
Staff at the clinic also includes Grant Benson, medical office coordinator; Julie Brewer, front desk receptionist; and Vina Ward, medical assistant.
"Meadview has been without a medical professional for a while, and there are quite a few people who live out there," said Manley.
For more information or to make an appointment, call (928) 564-2632.