Open house held at Access Medical Clinic in Caraway

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Access Medical Clinic was welcomed to Caraway with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 12. Pictured are: Caraway Mayor Barry Riley; Craighead County Judge-elect Marvin Day; Craighead County Judge Ed Hill; Access owner Dr. Brad Bibb, wife Cathy and daughter Berkley Bibb; Susan Neely, RN and regional director; Rochelle Kelly, APRN; Dr. Mark Hahn, chief medical officer; Diane James, receptionist; alderman and Caraway mayor candidate Bo James; John Kelly; and Alderman Mitchell Tipton. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

An open house and ribbon cutting was held at Access Medical Clinic in Caraway on Thursday, July 12.

Access Medical Clinic is one of 20 family practices owned by Dr. Brad Bibb.

Dr. Bibb, a Lake City native, is a 1996 graduate of Riverside High School. He is familiar with Caraway where he attended Riverside Junior High.

Caraway Mayor Barry Riley (right) presented Dr. Brad Bibb, owner of Access Medical Clinic, a framed proclamation, proclaiming Thursday as Access Medical Clinic Day in Caraway. Mayor Riley also expressed his appreciation to Dr. Bibb, on behalf of the community, for locating the family practice in Caraway.

Rochelle Kelly will be serving the clinic as APRN (Advanced Practical Registered Nurse). Diane James of Caraway is the receptionist. Also on hand for the grand opening was Susan Neely, RN, regional director; and Dr. Mark Hahn, Chief Medical Officer.

In addition to the 20 clinics open, eight new ones are under construction statewide.

The new clinic is located on the lot where the former Masonic Lodge was located.

Caraway Mayor Barry Riley presented Dr. Bibb with a framed proclamation declaring Thursday, July 12, as Access Medical Clinic Day in Caraway.

“We are proud to have you in Caraway,” Mayor Riley said.

Mayor Riley said the citizens of Caraway have not had a medical clinic in town since the early 1990s.

“We are glad to be here,” Dr. Bibb said. “We are invested in the community.”

The clinic is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed for lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome. To make an appointment the number is (870) 956-0200.

Council member and mayor candidate Bo James said it is a good day for Caraway.

“It was a long time coming but we are happy to have them here,” James said.

James is donating a television for the waiting room.

Tents and tables were set up in front of the clinic and lunch was provided by Melton Emery. Citizens were served lunch and enjoyed a tour of the new clinic.

Also attending the open house were county officials Judge Ed Hill and Craighead County Judge-elect Marvin Day.

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