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Trinity opens new doctors’ office

December 1, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE - Trinity Health System has brought five experienced local doctors under one roof with the opening of the Trinity Professional Group at the Tri-State Plaza on Mall Drive.

An open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for the new office, which will be occupied by Drs. Matthew Colflesh, Michael Giannamore, Stephen Kuruc, Frank Petrola and Derek Powell.

In addition to tours of the site, there will be free blood analysis and pressure check-ups, refreshments, a drawing and giveaways. Trinity's mobile medical unit also will be on hand.

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NEW DOCTORS OFFICE — Trinity Health System celebrated the opening of the Trinity Professional Group, the new location for five experienced local physicians, with a ribbon cutting Friday involving Steubenville Mayor Domenick Mucci and Sue Hershey, president of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. The new office will be occupied by Dr. Matthew Colflesh, Dr. Michael Giannamore, Dr. Stephen Kuruc, Dr. Frank Petrola and Dr. Derek Powell. - Warren Scott

The doctors, their staff and others with Trinity Health System celebrated the office's opening with a ribbon cutting Friday involving Steubenville Mayor Domenick Mucci and Sue Hershey, president of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

The newly renovated location includes three reception desks, three examination rooms for each physician and facilities for blood work to be offered on a walk-in basis between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.

Keith Murdock, Trinity's director of community relations and development, said the doctors' current patients may reach them through the same telephone numbers. New patients and others may reach them also at (740) 314-8421.

The five physicians at the Trinity Professional Group office are familiar to many area residents, having practiced medicine in the Ohio Valley for a number of years.

A Steubenville native, Colflesh has practiced medicine for 10 years. He is a graduate of Edison High School and Marshall University and received training at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. Colflesh lives in Wintersville with his wife and is the father of one daughter.

Giannamore has practiced medicine in the area for 35 years. Also a Steubenville native, he graduated from Catholic Central High School and studied internal medicine at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico and Rutgers University in New Jersey. His residency was at the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. He and his wife reside in Steubenville and have three children, two grown and one at home.

A Steubenville native, Kuruc has practiced medicine for 32 years. After graduating from Catholic Central High School, the former College of Steubenville and Ohio State University School of Medicine, he went on to residencies at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Rochester, the two divided by three years of service to the Navy.

A Steubenville native, Petrola has practiced medicine in the Ohio Valley for 36 years. He is a graduate of Catholic Central High School and the University of Guadalajara. He completed residencies at Allegheny General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife live in Steubenville and have two adult sons.

Powell is a graduate of Buckeye Local High School and the Northeast Ohio Medical University. He received his training at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. He and his wife plan to reside in Wintersville.

Murdock said the new facility is the most recent example of Trinity Health System's efforts to branch out to the community. He cited as other examples, the recent opening of the endoscopy center on Sinclair Boulevard and sports medicine specialist Dr. Michael Scarpone's upcoming move to the YMCA at St. John Arena.

 
 

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