Bay Medical Clinic, which was set to close at the end of December, will remain open following an acquisition by SuperTrack, a group of Whatcom County medical clinics. SuperTrack plans to operate the Blaine clinic starting on January 1 and will eventually expand the practice to include urgent care services.
Bay Medical Clinic was opened by Drs. Marta Kazymyra and husband David Allan 39 years ago in Blaine. Its closure would have left the city without any MDs or Medicare doctors.
“I still can’t believe that this is happening,” said Dr. Kazymyra, who is retiring.
SuperTrack partner Dr. Sean Bozorgzadeh, MD, known to his patients as “Dr. Sean,” said that Dr. Allan will stay on part-time and that Bay Medical Clinic’s current staff will remain on board. “They know the patients and the patients know them,” he said.
Dr. Sean said the transition should hopefully take two to three months and will involve bringing in new software for electronic recordkeeping. “We are excited to take over the clinic,” said Dr. Sean. “It’s a really good thing for the people of Blaine and a good thing for us.”
Dr. Sean holds a degree in genetics and cell biology from the University of South Florida. He completed medical school at the University of British Columbia and a family medicine residency at the University of Toronto. He previously served as director of the emergency room at PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley, and lives in Bellingham with his wife, who is also a family physician. They have three kids.
Dr. Sean helped start SuperTrack about two years ago. It has a team of about seven medical providers who rotate through its locations in Bellingham and Point Roberts and accept most insurance plans.
“Our philosophy of practice is to take care of patients in a one-stop shop,” he said. “We strongly believe in efficiency of care and accessibility.”
Patients who have questions about the upcoming transition should call Bay Medical Clinic’s office at 360/332-6327.