Charles Cole Memorial Hospital announced the re-opening of the Central Potter Health Center at 71 Elk St. in Coudersport, providing family medicine for children and adults.
Christian McMonigal, Jr., PA-C, in cooperation with Lisa Tabbit D.O., will staff the facility Monday through Friday, focusing on primary medical care for the entire family. Patients can schedule appointments by calling 814/274-5577 from 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Same day appointments can be scheduled. After hour coverage will be provided by Express Care, CCMH’s walk in treatment center, located on the main floor of the Irwin Medical Arts Center at CCMH.
“We are pleased to bring two competent and caring family medicine providers to Coudersport and to re-open the former office of Howard Miller, M.D. who had a long history of caring for area residents at that location. Dr. Miller will continue to care for adult patients at the hospital in association with his internal medicine partners. I’m confident that area residents will be pleased with the care available by Dr. Tabbit and Christian McMonigal,” said Ed Pitchford, president and chief executive officer at CCMH. “The re-opening of the Central Potter Health Center completes the building of a comprehensive network of Charles Cole primary care offices located in nine communities and 11 locations throughout the four county region. We are committed to providing high quality, comprehensive health services to the residents of north central Pennsylvania and the re-opening of this site is an important component of this plan.”
Dr. Tabbit earned a medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and recently completed a residency in family medicine in Kingston, Pa. McMonigal earned a bachelor’s degree at Penn State University and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Drexel University. Prior to joining CCMH, he worked in the emergency departments at Bradford Regional Medical Center and Elk Regional Health Center and at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Dubois.