Family practice opening in Clear Spring

November 11, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART

CLEAR SPRING -- Dr. T.A. Pasha said the idea of opening a family practice office in Clear Spring came to him when he realized how many of the patients he was seeing at his Hagerstown office were from the Clear Spring area.

"Many are older folks from the Clear Spring area and there is no doctor there," Pasha said. "Life will be easy for them."

The new office is in a house behind St. John's United Church of Christ at Cumberland Street and Md. 68. McDonald's is on the other side of the office.

An open house is planned for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will offer people a chance to meet Pasha and his staff, and ask questions about what services will be available.


The office in Clear Spring will be open Monday and Friday nights and Saturday mornings, Pasha said. The days and hours might change as the needs of the patients are determined.

The office will provide family practice/internal medicine for ages 10 and older. Vaccinations, school physicals, general illnesses and injuries can be handled at the office.

"I am already busy, but I can do this," Pasha said. "I have nurses, but I see the patient."

Pasha said he is on call at all hours.

A native of Pakistan, Pasha received some of his medical training in his native land and some in the United States. He has been practicing in the U.S. for 28 years and has been on the staff at Washington County Hospital since 1987.

His Hagerstown office is at 1122 Opal Court, off Eastern Boulevard. Pasha has hours six days a week at that office.

"I also have had an office in Hancock for the past two years and it has worked out well," Pasha said.

Pasha's wife, Ansa, serves as his office manager. They have five children -- two who are studying medicine in universities, one in ninth grade, one in sixth grade and a 4-year-old.

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