Shaw will operate health clinic
by Clarke Davis
The F.W. Huston Medical Clinic in Valley Falls has reopened with Danelle Shaw, an advanced practice registered nurse, providing primary health care.
The clinic, which has been closed for nearly a year, will be open each Monday and Wednesday. Although appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is located in the 400 block of Broadway.
Shaw described the clinic as a general family practice caring for everyone from infants to the elderly.
“We will do wellness assessments, physicals, lesion removal, stitches . . . whatever is needed,” she said.
Routine blood assessments will be sent to the lab at the hospital in Winchester, unless it’s specialized and in such cases a courier is summoned and the blood work is done at a more advanced lab in Topeka. Radiology and mammograms are done at the hospital, as well.
Shaw has spent the past two years employed in physiatry by Midwest Rehabilitation in Topeka treating neurological and orthopedic injuries and illnesses.
Here she had experience in working with patients with chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, stroke and many other ailments.
In June, Shaw will be the primary care person when F.W. Huston opens a new clinic in Perry. This clinic will be open Tuesday and Thursday and Shaw will spend Friday at the clinic in Winchester.
She said F.W. Huston has an urgent care clinic at Winchester open around the clock.
“It’s less expensive to use an urgent care clinic than it is to go to the emergency room,” she said.
Shaw is a native of Wetmore where she graduated from high school. She attended Baker University for her nursing degree and obtained her advanced medical degree from Washburn University.
She and her husband, Ryan, live in Holton and have two children, Katereina, 8, and Cale, 6. Ryan operated an auto body shop in Valley Falls for awhile and is now an electrician with BNSF Railroad.
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