Sequim: Patients surveyed on new type of medical clinic

SEQUIM — Two of the doctors leaving Virginia Mason Clinic are surveying patients for a new type of health care center they may open.

Physicians Roger Olsen and Charles Sullivan were among seven doctors who submitted their resignations late last year.

Virginia Mason officials then decided to close the clinic located in Sequim Medical Plaza on North Seventh Avenue.

Two other doctors, Claire Haycox and Rebecca Corley, are opening individual practices in the medical plaza.

And at least two others, Joel Finman and Michael Crim, will be on staff at a clinic to be opened by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe.

That clinic is scheduled to open in July in the medical plaza.

Dr. Kari Olsen has not announced her plans.

Finman and Crim say they are working on a plan that would allow them to have an urgent care, walk-in style clinic in the medical plaza to serve patients between Virginia Mason’s closure at the end of March and the opening of the tribal clinic.

Sullivan and Roger Olsen, under the name Sequim Medical Associates, are asking current patients whether they would pay a $60 monthly fee in addition to regular medical costs to take part in a new health care center.

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