Dr. Fleming in the Tri-City Herald
Frank Fleming, a plastic surgeon and chairman of the Kadlec Clinic board, prepares to speak at Monday’s ground breaking ceremony for a new 60,000-square-foot medical office building. The three-story building will be home to specialty physicians and providers working for Kadlec Clinic and Kadlec Neuroscience Center. The $19.2 million building is expected to take about one year to construct.
Dr. Fleming on NBC Right Now
Not Enough Plastic Surgery Options in the Tri-Cities?
RICHLAND, Wash– One of the big medical complaints has been people feel they have to leave the Tri-Cities for certain treatments. Plastic surgery is one area, but surprisingly KNDU found out that most procedures of plastic or reconstructive surgery can be done here. Many women from the Tri-Cities travel to Spokane or Seattle to get breast augmentations, tummy tucks and more, but many of those procedures can be done right here. About a year ago Kadlec Medical Center recruited a Board Certified plastic surgeon from Seattle. Doctor Frank Fleming wanted to get away from all the congestion and traffic in Seattle. At the same time, Kadlec’s plastic surgeon retired and just a year ago they offered him the opportunity to move to the Tri-Cities.
“Cosmetic surgery has been quite busy I find a lot of people are interested and there’s no reason to go to Seattle to have your plastic surgery,” said Fleming.
Many people don’t know we have a world-class plastic surgeon right here. Fleming has a lot of experience; his office is off Columbia Point in Richland. You can make a consultation appointment to discuss what you want done.
“We give a full explanation of the risks involved, showing before and after photos and make sure they have realistic expectations about what can be accomplished,” said Fleming.
Fleming says prices are very similar to Spokane and Seattle. A breast augmentation would cost between $5,000- $8,000. Leaders at Kadlec say it was their goal to have a diversity of clinic options, like plastic surgery.
“Those are the things that sets Kadlec apart in our region and area,” said Delt Clark, Marketing, Kadlec Medical Center.
Fleming does a lot of reconstructive surgery and hand surgery for arthritis. He says most surgeries are one-day procedures.
“All of the cosmetic procedures are outpatient procedures which means you go home the same day. You don’t have to be admitted to the hospital for pain control,” said Fleming.
There are only two other plastic surgeons in the tri-cities, but they’re only here about one day a week.
Dr. Fleming in the Tri-City Herald
Breast cancer surgery presentation planned Oct. 22 in Kennewick
A free presentation on breast cancer surgery is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in Kennewick.
Kadlec Drs. John Droesch, a breast surgeon, and Frank Fleming, a plastic surgeon, will discuss breast-conserving surgery options, as well as immediate reconstruction after surgery, a news release said. Kadlec Clinic is providing a complimentary lunch with a reservation.
Registration deadline is Oct. 20.
To sign up, call 509-737-3427 or go to www.tccancer.org and click on the Upcoming Events tab.
The cancer center is at 7350 W. Deschutes Ave.
Kadlec Health System to break ground on new Kadlec Clinic
October 22, 2014.
Kadlec Regional Medical Center broke ground in July on a new 60,000-sq.-ft. building that will house specialty physicians from Kadlec Clinic and Kadlec Neuroscience Center
The new three-story building at 1100 Goethals Dr. in Richland is expected to be complete by the summer of 2013. The construction cost of the building is estimated at approximately $19 million, according to Jim Hall, Kadlec’s community relations director.
Chervenell Construction is the general contractor for the project that was designed by TGB Architects.
The new facility will house physicians that specialize in: ear, nose and throat; endocrinology; gastroenterology; general surgery; infectious disease and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. In addition, Kadlec Clinic plans to add cardiologists, urologists and pulmonologists.
The Kadlec Neuroscience Center will also be housed in the building, allowing for better collaboration and communication between doctors and patients. The Center will offer neurosurgery, neurology, pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr. Matt Fewel, board chairman of the Kadlec Neuroscience Center, said the Center, which was started in 2008 now has 10 physicians and nearly 30 staff members, who are fragmented throughout various Kadlec facilities.
“We look forward to getting everyone under one roof,” Fewel said.
Dr. Frank Fleming, chairman of the Kadlec Clinic, said about 65 specialty providers will have offices in the new 1100 Goethels building.