New general surgeon comes to town

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2003

The Central Peninsula has attracted a new physician to the area. Dr. Regina Chennault is a general surgeon who recently moved to the Kenai from Gunnison, Colorado.

"It's a beautiful place, we love the mountains and my husband Doug loves to hunt and fish," said Chennault at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. Chennault grew up in Texas receiving degrees from the University of Houston and the University of Texas Medical School and did her general surgery training at Texas Tech. Her practice includes everything from head to toe with a special interest in cancer and trauma surgery. Chennault is accustomed to practicing in a rural community, both her previous practices have been in rural areas, and she is impressed with the facilities at Central Peninsula General Hospital, "The hospital is great and the services offered by CPGH to patients are impressive, the equipment the instruments, the lab services, everything that they have here for a general surgeon to provide surgical care to the people of the Peninsula is extremely impressive. The CAT scan machine they have is not available in most small towns, in fact you'd be hard pressed to find that machine in some of the larger cities" said Chennault.

Dr. Chennault is also excited about the possible CPGH expansion that is proposed for voter approval this fall, "The operating room has definitely out grown its space and the O.R. is in need of expansion," added Chennault.

Dr. Chennault comes to Alaska with her husband Doug, and her three young children eight-year-old Natalie, two-and-a-half year old Chip, and the youngest Jack who is a year-and-a-half. Anyone who would like to meet Dr. Chennault or discuss surgical needs with her may stop by her clinic or call her office for an appointment at 260-2045 her office is located in the Gottschalks building next to Beemun's Variety on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna.

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