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January 26, 2014

Dr. Jia to again see patients locally

Woodward, Okla. — After moving his urology practice to Oklahoma City over 2 years ago, Dr. Gregory Jia will start seeing patients in Woodward again.

Jia said he will be returning to Woodward twice a month as a special service to his loyal patients in Northwest Oklahoma.

Working out of the Specialty Clinic on the 2nd floor of the hospital, Jia will have appointment times available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.

“We've been gone for 2 and a half almost 3 years, but still lots of patients come from Woodward and Northwest Oklahoma to see us in Oklahoma City,” he said. “It's very hard though for patients to travel this far. So we thought if we came back to Woodward for two days each month, we would save a lot of people a lot of driving.”

Jia said he wants to show support for his patients because of all the support they showed him during the 13 years he practiced in Woodward between 1998 and 2011.

“Woodward has been so good to us, so we wanted to do something good for our patients by coming back and doing these clinic days,” he said.

While his main goal is to make his visits with Woodward area patients a bit easier, Jia said he will also be open to seeing new patients during his clinic times.

If he can fit them in, because he expects “those days are going to fill up pretty quick.”

In fact, he said he is already almost fully booked for his first Woodward clinic day this coming Tuesday.

That's because of the large number of patients that he continues to serve in this area.

“When we were in Woodward, I saw thousands of patients throughout those years and I would say that we have 70 to 80 percent of our patients who are still coming down to our office in Oklahoma City,” Jia said. “So we still have quite a few.”

Because of this large number of patients from the Woodward area, Jia said some may have to continue to visit him in Oklahoma City for their appointments.

“We would love to be able to see everybody when we're there,” he said. “But with our appointment time being very limited with us coming only 2 times a month, we may not be able to see everybody in Woodward. So if there's anybody willing and able to come to Oklahoma City, we'd still prefer them to come see us in the city. Because our goal in going to Woodward is trying to help those patients out who can't really make it to Oklahoma City.”

However, he added that all patients are free to make appointments at either location.

“We welcome anyone to come see us in Oklahoma City and in Woodward,” Jia said.

But while his appointment times in Woodward will be limited, the urologist said that his scope of services will remain quite broad.

“Basically I will see patients in the clinic for all kinds of urological problems,” he said.

That includes kidney and bladder problems ranging from stones to infections to cancers, as well as incontinence, prostate issues and hernias.

In addition to examining and consulting with patients about their various issues, Jia said, “I will also do some minor procedures in the hospital such as outpatient surgeries for kidney stones and hernias.”

However, if a patient requires a more major surgery, he said, “we might have to do that in Oklahoma City, but I could see them after in Woodward for continuity of care.”

Jia said he is excited to be able to provide services in Woodward once again.

“We were in Woodward for so long that we came to consider Woodward as our home. So for us coming back to Woodward is like coming home,” he said. “The hospital, community and our patients always treated us very well, so we're excited about coming back to Woodward and being able to contribute to the community again.”

To schedule an appointment during one of Jia's Woodward clinic days, call (580) 254-8600.

Or if you would like to make an appointment to see him in Oklahoma City, you can call his office there at (405) 608-0018.

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