Adena adds five new providers

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Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of five specialty providers all practicing in the new Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute (AOSI) opening Sept. 1. These incoming physicians are delivering more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care for patients throughout the region.

Adena is pleased to welcome:

Gustavo Barrazueta, M.D., joins the AOSI team as an orthopedic surgeon. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and fellowship at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

Steven Barrientos, D.O., is now caring for patients in Circleville. A board-certified sports medicine physician, Barrientos earned his medical degree from Rowan University in Stratford, New Jersey and completed his residency at the same school before completing his fellowship at LECOM Health Medical Associates of Erie in Pennsylvania.

Clinton Hartz, M.D., comes to AOSI’s sports medicine team seeing patients in Chillicothe. Hartz is board-certified and earned his medical degree from St. Matthew’s University in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. He completed his residency at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and fellowship at ProMedica Health System in Toledo.

Mara Kennedy, DPM, is accepting new patients with Adena Podiatry in Chillicothe. A board-certified podiatrist, Kennedy earned her podiatric degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

Blake Walker, M.D., joins AOSI’s growing physician group providing neurosurgery services specializing in disorders of the spine in Chillicothe and Circleville. Walker earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and completed his residency at Detroit Medical Center.

In addition, Adena has a physician transferring her services to a new location expanding patient access across the region.

Kristen White, M.D., brings dedicated pediatric care to Highland County and the surrounding communities by now caring for younger patients at Adena Specialty Clinic – Greenfield.

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Submitted by Jason Gilham, communications manager, Adena Health System.

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