The Monroe City Hannibal Clinic opened the doors to the newly built clinic on July 25. The new office provides 4,800 square footage, doubling in size, compared to the old office. The new office will serve the community with three doctors. The project started nine months ago, in October, with the vision to offer expanded space and new technology to the dedicated team of physicians and staff to better serve the community of Monroe City.
Dr. Rodney Yager, who specializes in Family Practice, will continue to be the clinic’s full-time doctor, receiving appointments Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dr. Stephen Halpin, who specializes in Internal Medicine, will continue to see his patients the first Wednesday of each month and Dr. Michelle Friedersdorf, who specializing in podiatry, will continue to see her patients every Thursday afternoon from 1-4 p.m.
The new clinic will offer an office for each doctor, eight rooms to see patients, lab room and x-ray room. The rooms include new medical equipment, podiatry chairs, lab draw chairs and a procedure room. The x-ray room includes brand-new, state of the art radiology machines. Hannibal Clinic Director of Nursing Melody Reynolds stated, “This x-ray room is the newest of its kind to the Hannibal Clinic offices. The machines added to this clinic site are newer than the ones we have in Hannibal.” The office also includes a nurse’s station with four work desks to complete paperwork and perform job duties.
As patients arrive to the new clinic, they will be greeted with a newly decorated and welcoming waiting room, along with a registration desk, complete with a glass window to help provide patient privacy and keep noise at a minimum. Reynolds shared, “I chose the colors of yellow and grays in support of the Monroe City Panther colors.” The waiting room also includes two water fountains, a water bottle filling station and play area for children.
Although the clinic building is completed, the construction for the parking lot will continue. Patients are asked to enter the parking lot from the Third Street entrance until the parking lot is complete. The old office is scheduled for demolition on August 5. When completed the space will occupy a much larger parking lot with an entrance to the clinic on Main Street.
Dr. Rodney Yager stated, “We are very thankful to the Blessing Health System and Hannibal Clinic for this opportunity, it has been a long time coming and the new clinic will be well used.”