Northside Medical Associates gets bigger with more to come
by JONATHAN GRASS
Feb 15, 2010 | 1752 views |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PELL CITY – Northside Medical Associates has recently gotten bigger, and there’s more yet to come.

New medical suites have been completed at the rear of the center while additional construction is underway.

“These additions will give more to our patients,” said business manager Laura Gossett.

Remodeling on the rear of the building was completed in November to add a suite for Northside’s newest physician, Dr. Susan Duong. She practices family medicine and has a special interest in women’s medicine.

Duong started seeing patients in January.

“We’re adding an eight physician in March,” Gossett said.

Dr. Rick Jotani’s office was also moved to the new rear offices. Jotani is in family medicine with interests in sports medicine.

Besides medical suites, the rear was also outfitted to house two new ultrasound machines and an expanded waiting area.

The next parts of the building to be made over will be in the front. Gossett said these newest additions will open in the second week of March.

These additions include a clinic for the center’s new rotating specialists. These specialist will come in from Birmingham to work out of the office during certain days then make room for the next day’s specialist.

Doctors using this clinic will include those working in general surgery, cardiology, dermatology, OB/GYN, orthopedics and ears, nose and throat.

An area for a registered dietician is also being built. Gossett said this person will offer instructions on weight control and diabetes.

A stand-alone lab for blood work will be added that will be available on nights and weekends.

Like the rear addition, this will further expand the patient waiting area.

Construction is not limited to the building itself. Gossett said the parking lot was repaved and asphalted to create 60 new parking spaces.

The Goodgame Company is completing the renovations.

Work on these additions started in August.