Vista Healthcare Presents Primary Care Clinic Led by Dr Rhett R. Frei – St George News
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CONTRIBUTED CONTENT – Vista Healthcare Expands Healthcare Platform to Better Serve Southern Utah Patients. The group includes some of the leading medical providers already practicing in the community, including Dr. Rhett R. Frei, a specialist in family medicine and sports medicine.
Frei will lead the primary care and sports medicine divisions of Vista Health. The Primary Care Clinic is a comprehensive family medical practice dedicated to helping patients manage their health and helping them take an active role in their own well-being.
“Patients need a health advocate, and I think the best person for that is a primary care provider,” Frei said. “Whether you’ve had major surgery, sustained an injury, or need to start a new medication, the primary care provider is the one who goes that route with the long-term patient. ”
The clinic will provide prevention services, acute illness or injury visits, and care for people living with chronic health conditions. It also incorporates Sports Medicine, an orthopedic treatment space designed to help athletes and patients with musculoskeletal injuries.
Even if you don’t feel like you need to see a doctor, most major insurers cover an annual wellness visit, which Frei highly recommends. It is important to establish a relationship with a primary care provider if you need specialist care in the future, and to discuss tools to optimize your health, from screenings to vaccinations.
Frei, originally from St. George, attended Southern Utah University and received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He completed a family medicine residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix and postgraduate training at Utah Valley Sports Medicine in Provo, then returned to practice in his hometown five years ago.
Frei has been married for 15 years and has four children aged 5 to 11. In his free time, he can be found tending to his orchard, by the lake or in the mountains.
Prior to joining the Vista Healthcare team, Frei worked for Intermountain Healthcare and divided his time between emergency care and the LiVe Well Center. He enjoys the active lifestyle of the St. George area and works with patients interested in maintaining their health through exercise.
“I really like practicing medicine as a partner with the patient rather than a provider who could just dictate care,” he said. “I want the patient to be empowered to learn and be involved in their care. ”
Frei said he was excited to be part of a new healthcare company. Bringing together different specialties and suppliers from diverse backgrounds creates an organization that not only benefits physicians, but will also be a great offering for the region.
“St. George is small, but growing, and it will only be good for the community to have a choice of a variety of health care providers,” he said. “Our providers all have a joy and a passion for the art of practicing medicine.”
Vista Healthcare offers an exciting new vision for medical care in Southern Utah. The group is now accepting patients and making appointments. In addition to primary care and sports medicine, the specialties available include neurology, endocrinology, rheumatology, spine and pain management, physiotherapy, and chiropractic care.
Services will be located at Vista Medical Center, located at 2891 E. Mall Drive, adjacent to Revere Health Center. Vista Medical Center is expected to be completed in mid-October.
Vista Healthcare recognizes the needs of the growing community and understands that many patients with complex healthcare needs currently face extended wait times to see specialists to help them manage their medical needs. The group seeks to provide better access to specialist care resources for patients in southern Utah and surrounding areas.
If you need specialist care including neurologist, endocrinologist, rheumatologist, spine and pain management specialist, primary care, sports medicine, chiropractic care or physiotherapy, call Vista Healthcare today at 435-215-0257 or visit their website.
Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.
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