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Largo's Diagnostic Clinic moves just around the corner, but decades ahead

The Diagnostic Clinic in Largo will move into a new facility that includes upgraded waiting rooms and electronic patient reports.

Special to the Times

The Diagnostic Clinic in Largo will move into a new facility that includes upgraded waiting rooms and electronic patient reports.

The Diagnostic Clinic will soon move into its new, $32 million facility around the corner from its current clinic on West Bay Drive.

The clinic will start relocating to the facility at 1301 Second Ave. SW next month and wrap up the move by early January.

"It's a chance to put everything we've learned over the past 40 years into action," said James Rivenbark III, chief medical officer of the Diagnostic Clinic, which has been part of the community since 1969.

With other locations in Clearwater and Palm Harbor, the physician-owned practice has more than 100 physicians and health care providers countywide.

The comprehensive centers offer a variety of services, including primary care, specialties and medical testing.

The clinic moved into its Largo facility in 1974 and added a four-story tower in 1986.

Since then, the Largo clinic has outgrown the 100,000-square-foot building at 1551 West Bay Drive, Rivenbark said.

"It was designed in a totally different time in our culture and a totally different time in medicine," he said.

The new, 150,000-square-foot facility will provide more intimate waiting areas, upgraded exam rooms and state-of-the art technology, including a $6 million General Electric digital imaging and diagnostic suite.

The Diagnostic Clinic stores medical reports electronically, and the new facility will be virtually paperless with no dedicated area for record storage, Rivenbark said.

The idea for the center, which broke ground last year, began about three years ago.

Largo Medical Center leased the land to the Diagnostic Clinic, and some of the physicians who own the clinic partnered with the Greenfield Group of Boca Raton to develop the complex.

Most of the six-story facility will be occupied by the clinic, except for the third floor, which will be leased by the medical center.

Lorri Helfand can be reached at lorri@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4155.

Largo's Diagnostic Clinic moves just around the corner, but decades ahead 11/10/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 9:19pm]
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