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Physician Assistant joins GRHS family medicine Dept.

Certified physician assistant Patricia de Loyal, MPAS, PA-C, recently joined the family medicine department at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS). She sees male and female patients of all ages for a variety of medical concerns and routine preventive care visits. De Loyal will work full time at the Glencoe clinic until fall, when she’ll start splitting her time between the GRHS clinics in Glencoe and Stewart.
While her scope of practice at GRHS is broad, de Loyal has special interests in orthopedics and preventive care. She provides preventive services such as recommended screening exams and immunizations, and counsels and supports patients in making lifestyle changes to improve their overall health. Those changes could include eating healthier foods, losing weight, becoming physically active or quitting tobacco. “Sometimes making a few lifestyle changes can be enough to prevent the need for a medication,” she said.