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Elstun is still KCHC chief medical officer

DOCTOR Katherine Elstun remains the chief medical officer of the Kagman Community Health Center, its Executive Officer Vince Castro said.

Elstun and another Kagman center physician, Paul Gahlinger, have returned to the U.S., Variety learned.

“Although Dr. Elstun had to relocate, she remains the chief medical officer for KCHC,” Castro said. “She is in contact daily or as needed to guide the clinical areas of KCHC.”

Castro did not provide information about Dr. Gahlinger, but he said KCHC has added Dr. Tiffany Willis, Leticia Reyes, and Arley Long to its team of providers.

Dr. Willis, who has been practicing on Saipan since 2011, has vast work experience in wound care, hyperbaric and family practice medicine, Castro said.

“She has been a medical review officer and a civil surgeon for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,” he added.

With over 10 years of experience in hospital, home health and primary health care, Leticia Reyes, RN, MSC, NP-C, is a patient-focused family nurse practitioner and registered nurse, Castro said.

“She takes care of pediatric, adult and geriatric patients,” he added.

Reyes is a former board of member of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. She resigned in June.

As for Arley Long, RNC, WHNP, FNP, CNLCP, Casrto said she has provided healthcare services to patients of all ages for the last 18 years as a licensed family nurse practitioner and a certified women’s health nurse practitioner. 

She has also provided services as a life care planner certified nurse for the last six years.  She is licensed as a family nurse practitioner on Saipan, Guam and California.

“Our new providers bring the skills needed to provide higher quality patient care to the community,” Castro said, adding KCHC’s other health provider is Dr. Daniel Lamar.