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New health care services coming to Pampa

New health care services coming to Pampa

Pampa, TX - The senior population in Pampa keeps growing but health care services haven't been keeping up.

That may soon change.

Ford Family Chiropractic has been serving Pampa for over 20 years.

Now it's changing it's name to New Life Wellness Center and changing the amount of services it provides to the elderly.

"I was having a real hard time walking because of my right hip. I wasn't sleeping at night and I was getting pain radiating from my hip to my knee," says Gail Webb, patient at New Life Wellness Center.

Gail Webb is among many in the area who depend on services catered to seniors.

Within a month, she can already see a difference.

"I had a limp and now it's considerably better," says Gail Webb, patient at New Life Wellness Center.

She was excited to hear about the center's plan to expand.

"I think it would be extremely beneficial for the older generation," says Gail Webb, patient at New Life Wellness Center.

A senior fitness program and therapy pool will be among some of the additions.

"Stress primarily things that will help increase their bone density as well as to increase their muscle strength," says Dr. Mark Ford Jr., New Life Wellness Center.

Doctors say now is the perfect time for improvement.

"Our hospital is going through a transition and some of our local health care providers have been leaving so we're at a point now where there's a dire need for health care providers in Pampa," says Dr. Mark Ford Jr., New Life Wellness Center.

The center doesn't only cater to the residents of Pampa, people from all over come for these services.

"It's 70 miles away and it's worth it because I feel better," says Lisa Clifton, patient from Bushland, New Life Wellness Center.

The center is giving people in small towns a more convenient option.

Although this expansion is mainly geared toward seniors, a family physician and urgent care will be added to serve anyone in need.

"We're trying to build a one-stop multi-disciplinary wellness center so we can serve our community," says Dr. Mark Ford Jr., New Life Wellness Center.

The wellness center has been working with the Pampa Economic Development Corporation to receive funding for the project.

If approved, they can start the process within two months.

If denied, it will still happen, but they will have to wait until the money is raised.

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