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October 11, 2007

Rheumatologist Dina Titova, MD joins Franciscan’s ROAD Clinic

Rheumatologist Dina C. Titova, MD, Ph.D. has joined the medical staff of the Franciscan Medical Group clinic that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatology, osteoporosis and arthritis diseases.

The ROAD Clinic has offices in Lakewood and Gig Harbor.

Titova received a degree in medicine from Bashkirskij Gosudarstvennij Medicinskij Universitet in Ufa, Russia, and completed a second residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a fellow at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Titova joins Richard Rynes, MD and Gurjit Kaeley, MD at the ROAD Clinic in the St. Clare Medical Pavilion, 11311 Bridgeport Way SW, Suite 214 in Lakewood, and at the St. Anthony Medical Building, 4700 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Suite 111 in Gig Harbor.

She is accepting new patients by referral at (253) 581-1091.

The ROAD Clinic is part of the Franciscan Medical Group, a network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics in Pierce, King and Kitsap counties. Franciscan Medical Group is affiliated with the Tacoma-based Franciscan Health System.

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Franciscan Health System includes St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way; Enumclaw Regional Hospital in Enumclaw; St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor (opens in 2009); Franciscan Medical Group (a network of primary care and specialty care clinics and physicians); and Franciscan Hospice House in University Place. In addition to medical, surgical and emergency care, the Franciscan organization is the leading provider of cardiac and surgical weight loss services in the South Puget Sound region. Franciscan has received the 2007 Washington State Quality Award for performance excellence. Franciscan is affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest non-profit health care systems. Franciscan website: http://www.fhshealth.org/

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