Established Provider Brings Family Medicine Experience & History in Community
READING, Mich.—Hillsdale Hospital’s Reading Health Clinic recently welcomed Andrew Scholl, physician assistant (PA), as its primary provider. Scholl comes from Hillsdale Hospital’s walk-in clinic, Hillsdale Health & Wellness, where he saw both primary care and walk-in patients.
Scholl has years of experience taking care of patients in Hillsdale County and surrounding areas, creating an opportunity for Reading Health Clinic to have a beloved healthcare provider serve patients in Reading and surrounding areas.
“Andrew brings excitement and energy to Reading Health Clinic,” Rachel Lott, chief communications officer, said. “His history in this community and loyal, dedicated patient base demonstrates the type of patient-focused healthcare experience he consistently delivers.”
Inspired by his childhood neighbor who is a paramedic/firefighter, Scholl pursued a career as a paramedic in Manatee County, Florida. Encouraged by the satisfaction of helping people during emergencies, Scholl decided to go back to school at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio to become a physician assistant before beginning his career as an advanced practice provider.
“There is no greater complement or honor than to have a friend or family member referred to you for care,” Scholl said. “Everybody I see is somebody’s son, daughter, parent, grandparent or friend. This is a great job, being able to take care of your neighbors and acquaintances.”
Scholl’s shift to becoming the primary provider at Reading Health Clinic also means he can spend more time working with primary care patients.
“We have seen the model of one primary provider work well for patients at Litchfield Health Clinic with nurse practitioner Rachel Stump, so we are taking that successful model and replicating it in Reading with Andrew,” Dr. Kurt Roecker, medical director of primary care clinics, said.
Paige Jamison, nurse practitioner (NP), was previously seeing patients at both Reading Health Clinic and Hillsdale Health & Wellness, but will now spend the majority of her time at Hillsdale Health & Wellness, working with Dr. Kwasi Boakye and caring for more complex patients in internal medicine and endocrinology. Dr. Scott Kirsch who was seeing patients on a part-time basis at Reading Health Clinic will now split his time seeing patients at Hillsdale Health Wellness and caring for students, faculty and staff at Hillsdale College Health Services.
Hillsdale Hospital has primary care locations throughout Hillsdale County, providing walk-in care and same-day appointments. Hillsdale Health & Wellness, located on Carleton Road in the Kroger Plaza, is open for walk-in care seven days a week from 10 am to 6 pm. It is open for primary care, internal medicine and endocrinology Monday through Friday from 8 am-4:30 pm. In Reading and Litchfield, same-day appointments are available. Those two clinics are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, and each provides late hours one day a week. Litchfield Health Clinic stays open until 6 pm on Mondays, and Reading Health Clinic is open until 6 pm on Tuesdays.
To schedule an appointment with Andrew Scholl, PA, call Reading Health Clinic at (517) 283-1772. Reading Health Clinic is located at 143 South Main Street in Reading. For more information about Reading Health Clinic, Hillsdale Health & Wellness or any other services provided by Hillsdale Hospital, visit www.hillsdalehospital.com.