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Orthopedic surgeon to hold office hours at Ridgeway Health

Sweet Home is about to get up-close-and-personal access to an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Donald Pennington, formerly head orthopedic surgeon for Oregon State University, has agreed to hold office hours twice a month at Ridgeway Health, which has been offering urgent care at 1023 Main St. since last fall.

Pennington said he "did an outreach" to Ridgeway founder and owner Dr. Sam Milstein about the possibility of extending his practice into Sweet Home.

"We just let him know where we were," he said, "that we are willing to help him with his orthopedic patients and stuff, and he latched on to u...

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