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GRMC Opens Primary Care Clinic in Oakland

Last Updated on Aug 7, 2020 at 9:06am | Health & Social

Article courtesy of NCWV Media - The Republican. From Staff Reports. Submitted photo.
Garrett Regional Medical Center's new primary care facility is located at 69 Wolf Acres Drive, Oakland, MD.Garrett Regional Medical Center has opened a new primary care facility on Wolf Acres Drive in Oakland.
Garrett Family Medicine will provide comprehensive primary care services for people of all ages, from infants and children through those in need of geriatric care.
The new practice is located in the same building that previously housed the office of Dr. Daniel Miller, who recently retired from his primary care practice. Garrett Family Medicine is happy to welcome all of Miller’s former patients, as well as new patients in need of a primary care provider.
“We are excited to offer a new primary care option in the area,” said Kendra Thayer, senior vice president of patient care services and chief operating officer. “Our focus is on providing the best access to care; the new clinic will better serve the Oakland region, and we hope to expand services there in the near future to continue to meet the growing needs of our community.”
GRMC has hired Brooklyn J. Ayersman, family nurse practitioner, to serve as the clinic’s primary care provider.
“We are pleased to add Brooklyn Ayersman to our growing list of providers,” Thayer said. “We are excited that she chose to practice in our region, and we know she will be a great asset to Garrett Family Medicine and our community.”
A native of West Virginia, Ayersman graduated from Walden University, receiving a master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner after receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing from West Virginia University. Her most recent nursing roles include working at Preston Memorial Hospital and Preston Memorial Hospital Urgent Care.
As a family nurse practitioner, Ayersman can diagnose conditions, prescribe medication, and dictate patient care. Much like a family doctor, FNPs work with patients of all ages throughout their lives.
“I am excited to join the award-winning team at GRMC and begin working at Garrett Family Medicine,” said Ayersman. “As a family nurse practitioner, I have the versatility to provide comprehensive care to patients throughout their lives, and I look forward to caring for patients throughout the Garrett County community.”
Garrett Family Medicine is located at 69 Wolf Acres Drive, Oakland, and will be open Monday through Friday, with evening hours on Thursdays. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 301-334-2929.