Waymart Family Health Center to Re-open January, 2021

 Marci Kowalewski, PA-C Joins WMCHC

Waymart Family Health Center to Re-open January, 2021


Honesdale, PA (December 8, 2020) —Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), welcomes Certified Physician Assistant Marci Kowalewski, PA-C, to its staff and announces the reopening of the Waymart Family Health Center at 29 Woodlands Drive in Waymart.

According to WMCHC Executive Director Frederick Jackson, the primary care office is expected to open in early January, 2021. Kowalewski, who has been seeing patients in Waymart for over 25 years with a practice originally founded by Marian Community Hospital and later acquired by Commonwealth Health Physician Network, will now be practicing under the direction of  T. J. Luma, MD. Dr. Luma is a board-certified family medicine physician who joined WMCHC’s Carbondale Family Health Center this past summer.

“As one of the area’s largest multispecialty physician groups, we recognize patients’ desire for a medical home within their own community offered by a provider with whom they have formed a relationship,” Jackson said. “With Commonwealth Health deciding to close their Waymart office effective December 11th we wanted to fill the gap.”

Jackson says the office will be open five days a week with Kowalewski treating adult patients Monday through Friday and Dr. Luma seeing newborn through geriatrics twice weekly allowing him to expand his patient base while remaining active at WMCHC’s Carbondale site.

“We were forced to close our Waymart Center in October of 2017 due to medical staff attrition,” Jackson added. “It’s a great feeling to be on the reverse side of that trend and one we hope to see continue.”

Further information on how to make an appointment with either Marci or Dr. Luma at the Waymart Family Health Center will be available closer to the opening of the medical office site.

WMCHC is a federally qualified health center which accepts most commercial insurances, managed care plans, Medicare and Medical Assistance. A sliding fee schedule is offered to patients meeting financial requirements. For more information about all of the services offered by WMCHC, call 570-253-8390 or visit wmchc.net.


Photo:  Marci Kowalewski, PA-C, Waymart Family Health Center