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Local nurse practitioner opening family practice on KY 54

September 22, 2020 | 12:08 am

Updated September 21, 2020 | 9:49 pm

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With more than eight years of experience in the healthcare industry, Diane Goetz decided it was time to venture out on her own. The Owensboro nurse practitioner is excited to open a primary care center on KY 54 that serves clients of all ages.

With permits pending and some last-minute construction still remaining, the office is set to open in the new Nation’s Medicine building in November. The building already features a full-scale pharmacy and medical supply store, and Goetz is excited to add a family practice to the mix.

“Our motto is ‘healthcare with a heart,’” she said. “We want to sit down with our patients and truly listen. No one does that anymore. We want people to feel at home.”

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In addition to meeting with new clients, Goetz anxiously awaits the opportunity to reconnect with past patients who have been urging her to explore this opportunity for years now. 

“I love my patients. They always tell me how different the experience is,” she said. “I don’t take that sentiment lightly. They want someone they trust and I’m honored to offer that to them.”

Family practitioners are rare in today’s society and Goetz prides herself on being able to treat patients from birth through geriatrics. Goetz said she wants the experience to be more than merely prescribing medicine — she wants to treat the whole individual.

She will also offer a weight-loss program that aims to improve individuals’ quality of life.

A graduate of Apollo High School, Goetz began her nursing studies at Owensboro Community and Technical College where she obtained an Associates Degree in nursing. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University before finishing her professional studies at Eastern Kentucky University. 

She looks forward to supporting the community that has always been there for her.

“It’s overwhelming the amount of support I’ve received. I’ve always wanted to open my own practice, and this is my time,” she said. “It is a beautiful office with every detail hand-selected by me.”

Phone calls will start going out in the coming weeks to begin scheduling appointments. In the meantime, individuals can visit the office Facebook page here for more information. 

Priding herself in not turning anyone away, Goetz will also offer walk-in opportunities and accept all major insurances. 

“We are going to do all in our power to take care of people,” she said. “People deserve access to quality healthcare. I just want to help people.”

September 22, 2020 | 12:08 am

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