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For Immediate Release:
July 30, 2013

Pamela L. Spatz, MD, to lead Urgent Care at Southcoast

Pamela L. Spatz, MD

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Southcoast™ Health System has named Pamela L. Spatz, MD, Medical Director of Southcoast Urgent Care. In her role, she will lead urgent care services at Southcoast which will provide convenient, highly-skilled medical care at community locations throughout the region.

The Southcoast Urgent Care Center in Fairhaven is opening in mid-August and will be staffed by a specialized team of physicians, nurses, and medical assistants offering a full array of services including on-site radiology and laboratory services, basic orthopedics, gynecologic and minor surgical treatments as well as intravenous fluids and medications. Common reasons for visiting urgent care include: injuries such as strains, sprains and fractures; infections; animal bites; skin conditions; burns; lacerations; casting; contusions; cold or flu symptoms; immunizations and vaccinations; and school and sports physicals. Southcoast has plans to open additional Urgent Care Centers in the future.

Before joining Southcoast, Dr. Spatz served as staff physician in the emergency department of Morton Hospital in Taunton, and has also worked in the emergency rooms of St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River and Carney Hospital in Dorchester.

Dr. Spatz received her medical degree from Boston University. She completed her residency in internal medicine/primary care at Boston City Hospital.

Dr. Spatz is board certified in internal medicine and is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Additionally, she holds certifications in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, advanced trauma life support, and bedside ultrasound.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

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