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August 4, 2005

Surprise Lake Medical Clinic opens in Edgewood-Milton area

Clinic provides family medicine, sports physicals, other services

A new Franciscan Medical Group clinic has opened in the Edgewood-Milton community, featuring the services of Daniel T. Clerc, MD, who specializes in family medicine.

Called Surprise Lake Medical Clinic, the facility opened Aug. 1 at 2748 Milton Way near the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Milton Way about three miles north of Puyallup. The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 8 a.m. until noon on Wednesdays. The phone number is 922-5262.

Services provided by Dr. Clerc include family practice medicine, sports medicine, preventive care, school and sports physical examinations, as well as annual screenings and physical exams.

The Surprise Lake Medical Clinic staff also includes Jack Lake, a certified physician’s assistant who has a particular interest in dermatology, internal medicine, orthopedics and treating addictions.

Surprise Lake Medical Clinic is part of the Franciscan Medical Group, a network of 17 primary-care and specialty-care clinics throughout Pierce and South King counties. Franciscan Medical Group is affiliated with Franciscan Health System that includes St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.

Franciscan Health System (FHS) includes St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way; Franciscan Medical Group (a network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics and physicians); Franciscan Hospice House; and Franciscan Care Center. FHS is affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems.

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