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Family Alliance broadening heath care to adults of all ages

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 12:16 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 7, 2014 11:33 p.m. CDT

Family Alliance has announced it will be expanding health care to more McHenry County residents with the introduction of its new adult primary care services.

The Woodstock-based organization, which has traditionally served adults ages 50 and older, will now provide physician care services to anyone over 18 years old. The new team includes physicians who specialize in internal medicine, geriatrics, and geriatric psychiatry, in collaboration with behavioral health, social service, nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

The primary care services now allow the organization to serve McHenry County residents across the spectrum of possible patient needs, said Kimberly Larson, executive director of Family Alliance.

"We realized how important it would be to have a primary doctor here on site," Larson said. "The doctor cares for the clients here and the community in general. … It's thrilling for us to be at the point we're at right now."

Family Alliance can now serve the needs of all adults in a family, including diseases typically associated with aging.

Larson said there is a gap in services for adults under 50 years old, and the expanded service will meet the needs of more people in the community.

"We're filling that gap," she said. "We're expanding that service so anyone in the community can take advantage of that."

Adult Primary Care Services are available by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Family Alliance-Woodstock facility. Geriatric psychiatry services has appointments three days per months on Thursdays.

Appointments can be made at (815) 338-3590.

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