Five doctors called to active duty by the Army Reserve this week have arranged for other local doctors to assume their patient loads. The doctors may be gone for up to six months.
General surgeon J. Jay Oldroyd has arranged for his patients to see Dr. Douglas Lichti, who shares office space with Oldroyd. Dr. Robert Jones, a family practitioner in Springville, arranged for Dr. Michael Rosen to treat his patients. Rosen shares office space with Jones, and the two often consult together on patient treatment. Jones is also chief of medical services at Utah State Prison. The prison will find a replacement for Jones."It will be important for patients to be patient with us," Rosen said. "We will take care of their needs as we can."
Patients of Dr. Robert Frampton, a family practitioner in the Spanish Fork Clinic, will be seen by other clinic physicians. Frampton also has arranged for Dr. Thomas Judd of Provo and Dr. Leonard Foote of Spanish Fork to see his patients.
Internist E. William LeRoy is asking his patients with emergency needs to go to the Mountain View Hospital Emergency Center. Dr. Kevin Colver or Dr. David Bennion will treat LeRoy's patients.
Stephen Jim Summers will serve as interim director of nursing at Mountain View while Linda Jo Nielson, director of nursing at Mountain View, is on duty as part of Operation Desert Shield.