New Ownership Maintains Compassionate Care
The Family Heath Center located at 252 Mechanic Street in Lebanon is a private practice family medicine clinic that has specialized in personalized and compassionate medical care for the entire family since 1972. In May, the Family Health Center will experience a change of owners, but devoted patients can rest assured, the tender, loving care will continue with familiar faces.
Dr. Ernst M. Oidtmann who has owned the private practice since 2004 has announced his retirement and handed over the reins to Lisa Buck-Rogers, PA-C (Physician Assistant Certified) who has also served the Family Health Center since 2004. In addition, Matthew Smith, FNP (Certified Family Nurse Practitioner), who has been there six years, will remain a staff member as well. Coming on board to fill the licensed MD position will be Dr. Karen Loring who specializes in internal medicine. Dr. Loring was affiliated with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and served as an instructor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
Dr. Ernst M. Oidtmann
Lisa explained that while the private practice will have new ownership, they are making a point to continue the intimate family care that has been a staple in the Upper Valley.
“Dr. Oidtmann has decided to announce his retirement after so many years of dedicated service to this family practice, and we are so grateful for all he has done. While he has earned his retirement status, the good news is that Dr. Oidtmann will stay on as an adviser. This is such an awesome little practice that serves as an alternative to larger medical facilities and we want to continue that intimate style of care. We will continue to offer a wide range of medical care that ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics and continue with our early walk-in hours… and we make house calls,” said Lisa.
Matthew Smith is also excited to continue the care the clinic has established, and he looks forward to maintaining his established patients.
“This is such a wonderful medical environment. You know, all across the country these family medical clinics are disappearing. I love the close relationship with our patients because you really get to know them. It is a very caring and personal relationship that you establish.”