January 28, 2014
Bay Pines, FL – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will officially welcome a new primary care physician to its Sebring, Fla. Community Clinic location in February.
Dr. Priyamvada Gujjar, a long-time resident of Sebring, brings approximately 20 years of experience with her to the VA health care team in Sebring, and will officially begin seeing patients on Feb. 17. Most recently, she served as a senior physician at the Highlands County Health Department specializing in health promotion and disease prevention. Prior to that, she operated a private family practice in Sebring from 2003-2008.
"This is exciting news for our healthcare system and the Veterans we serve in Highlands County," said Kris Brown, Associate Director, Bay Pines VAHCS. "With the addition of Dr. Gujjar, we now employ three full-time primary care providers at our Sebring location and can begin accepting new patients at the clinic."
Gujjar, who is new to the VA, is excited to start work and looks forward to providing care to Veterans in the community.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the men and women who so honorably served our nation," said Gujjar. "When I learned of the availability of this position, I knew I could make a difference and look forward to starting my work at the clinic in February."
As part of the Bay Pines VAHCS, the Sebring VA Community Clinic provides primary care services, to include mental health and women’s health, phlebotomy (blood draws and specimen collection), social work, pharmacist consultation and more. In 2013, the clinic served about 3,100 Veterans while completing 24,139 appointment, or outpatient visits. With the additional of Dr. Gujjar, the clinic employs 17 full-time clinical and administrative professionals.
Veterans interested in enrolling for VA health care are encouraged to visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits or call 1-877-222-VETS (8387).
About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,500 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is the fourth busiest VA health care system in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring.