Women's specialist moves to Castle Rock clinic

Stephen Floyd

Women's specialist moves to Castle Rock clinic

Dr. Lisa Evans (left) and Dr. Reinhild Ayoub (right) in a garden-themed pediatric care room at the Peace Health Clinic in Castle Rock. Evans joined the clinic officially Jan. 25 and provides obstetrics as well as general family care.

Castle Rock’s Peace Health Medical Clinic has hired a new family practitioner to help care for local residents.

Dr. Lisa Evans, who began her first official day Jan. 25, grew up in Castle Rock and said she is ready to provide obstetrics and women’s health services at the clinic.

“It’s a different culture practicing medicine in a small town,” said Evans, who spent time in Seattle after graduating from Toutle Lake High School, and most recently practiced at Peace Health’s hospital in Longview. “I would say my clientele here is very down-to-earth, very gracious.”

Evans joins clinic founder and pediatrician Dr. Reinhild Ayoub, who started the clinic with husband and surgeon Dr. Anwar Ayoub 17 years ago, and recently sold the facility to Peace Health in 2009.

“The whole family can be cared for here,” said Ayoub of available services, stating newborns to the elderly are all covered in the scope of the clinic’s care. “We’re here, really, to give the complete services to the whole family.”

And as a part of the Peace Health network, patients in Castle Rock now have access to Patient Connection, an online resource allowing access to lab results, insurance information and the ability to book, check and cancel appointments.

“That’s a nice tool, as well,” said Operations Manager Michelle Keyser, stating all standard comprehensive services offered at other clinics are being offered in Castle Rock.

Patients can also utilize the Urgent Care Clinic in Longview when the Castle Rock Clinic is closed, and will already have their charts and information in the clinic’s system.

Overall, Evans said she is looking forward to helping the community where she grew up as well as bringing some of her Longview patients up to Castle Rock.

“We’re trying to do anything we can to help support the communities,” she said.

To contact the Castle Rock Clinic for available services or to schedule an appointment, call (360) 636-6920 or visit the clinic at 139 1st Avenue SW, right across from Castle Rock City Hall.