CFMC Closure Letter
It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the closure of Cascade Family Medical Clinic on August 30, 2019. After that date we will no longer be available to provide any healthcare in person or by phone, or refill any medications.
Cascade is one of a shrinking group of small, independent primary care clinics that is suffering from increasing administrative burdens, rising costs of healthcare delivery, and a reimbursement system that has not kept pace with these costs. We have been unable to recruit physicians to partner with us in the face of these changes and have been unsuccessful in finding larger companies willing to buy the practice and keep it open.
Cascade Family Medical Clinic has been proud to serve this wonderful community for over 40 years. We have had outstanding providers and staff throughout these years, and it has been a privilege to work alongside them. We would like to thank all of our current and former providers, office staff, and medical assistants for their commitment and caring attitude toward all of the patients at the clinic. We are also very grateful for the relationships that we have formed with all of the patients over our 21 year tenure. It has been an honor to serve you.
Unfortunately we must make this very clear: It is extremely important for you to find a new doctor to assume your care. We encourage you to start this process as soon as possible in order to ensure a smooth transition to your new health care provider. If you need help locating a new physician, please contact your health insurance representative/plan. On the Useful Contact Information tab under CFMC Closure, we have posted a list of clinics currently accepting new patients.
We will continue to maintain the privacy and security of your medical records according to state and federal law. Please arrange to obtain a copy of your medical records before August 15, 2019.
Dr. Yarter will be relocating to Spokane where he has accepted a position at MultiCare Rockwood Moran Prairie Family Medicine. Dr. DeMun will be staying in Centralia and working at Washington Park Direct Care. Tumwater Family Practice Clinic is the new home of Stephen Fischer, PAC.
Again, thank you for many wonderful years at Cascade Family Medical Clinic. We will miss you and wish you all the best in the future.
Eric DeMun, MD & Christopher Yarter, MD