About This Clinic
Family Medicine is dedicated to treating the whole person. Family medicine physicians provide the majority of care across the United States while providing comprehensive health care for people of all ages - from newborns to seniors. Family medicine physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services while providing patients with a patient-centered medical home.
At Greater Regional Medical Clinics we offer family medicine physicians who also offer obstetric services. Our family medicine/obstetric physicians care for mothers and their babies throughout pregnancy, delivery, and into well-child visits. From confirming your pregnancy to overseeing your family's ongoing primary care, our family medicine/obstetric physicians are here to maintain an ongoing relationship with you and your family.
Creston Medical Clinic was founded in 1952 and began operations in 1953 at 526 New York Avenue. A group of local physicians in individual private practices believed by banding together they could practice better medicine and render services to area patients. The original physicians were: J.L. Hoyt; R.H.Kuhl; J.A. LIke; M.R. Pragas and H.J. Peggs. In 1973, the Clinic became a professional corporation.
In 2001, a step toward becoming a "one-stop" medical center began when the ground break for the Medical Arts Plaza on the campus of Greater Regional Medical Center occurred. As part of the renovation and expansion at the Medical Center, the Medical Arts Plaza would house Creston Medical Clinic, P.C. on the upper level of the new building, with a link to the medical center. Greater Regional Medical Center opened on the current site in May 1967.
Creston Medical Clinic, P.C. moved into the new Medical Arts Plaza location in August 2002. In addition, since 1997, Greater Regional also owned and operated Greater Community Hospital Medical Clinic with two employed physicians. This clinic also moved into the Medical Arts Plaza in August 2002 on the first floor.
Following the 2012 tornado, which was a direct hit on Greater Regional and the northwest section of Creston, Greater Regional Medical Center and the Medical Arts Plaza buildings required significant recovery efforts to re-open. During the recovery process, an opportunity was identified to realign Greater Regional employed physicians to increase convenience and accessibility for patients as the physician clinics re-opened.
The name of the clinics changed to Greater Regional Medical Clinics with the goals to increase convenience and accessibility for patients. All Greater Regional employed family medicine; family medicine-obstetrics; and internal medicine physicians were co-located on the second floor of the Medical Arts Plaza in June 2012. Since 2012, this location has expanded to include Psychiatry Services.
In addition, all Greater Regional employed surgical specialists, including general surgery and orthopaedic surgery were co-located on the first floor of the Medical Arts Plaza. Since 2012, the Surgical Specialists Clinic has expanded to include OB/GYN - Women's Health and ENT-Allergy-Sinus providers.