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FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER JOINS BROOKINGS MEDICAL

Andrew J. Hughes, FNP, has joined Marge Bismarck, FNP, Frances Guthridge, FNP, and Jennifer Boyle, FNP, as a fourth full-time member of The Brookings Medical Center primary care and urgent care medical staff, announced April Gothard, director.

"With Andrew settling in, we're looking forward to expanding our hours gradually for urgent care" Gothard adds. "He answers our longtime wish for another clinical provider in our rapidly growing medical center."

Hughes received his bachelor's degree in registered nursing from the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls. He earned his master's degree and received his family nurse practitioner certification from Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland

Before relocating to Brookings, he worked for more than three years as a family nurse practitioner for the Klamath Tribes Health and Wellness Center of Chiloquin. Previously, he practiced with Merle West Medical Center, providing urgent medical care and treatment to hospital patients in Klamath Falls.

He is currently certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

On his time off, Hughes enjoys hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Hughes is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment, phone Curry General Hospital's Brookings Medical Center at (541) 469-5377.

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