About the Clinic
How we Started
A Healthy Choice Clinic was founded in 2008, as a response to pressures being placed on the Pawnee County medical community at that time.  Having been employed by what was then Central Kansas Medical Center, and working at St. Joseph Family Practice, Dr. Mark Van Norden, the founding physician, finally decided to forego the safety of being an employed physician to open up a private practice.  The goal of this venture was to ensure the availability of healthcare in Pawnee County, in what was turning out to be a tumultuous time.  The Clinic started in a small space behind another business, Scraps, owned by Dr. Van Norden and his wife Tayleene, and in 2013 we moved into our current location at 200 East 8th Street. We are still proud to provide quality medical services to the residents of Pawnee County and surrounding areas.

What We Do
A Healthy Choice Clinic is a full-service family medicine clinic, offering care for the entire family, from young to old.  We emphasize preventive medical care, including women’s health, among other things.  See below for a non-inclusive list of our service offerings:

Full spectrum family medical care
Women’s Health, including Well Woman Exams, family planning and management of menopausal symptoms

Pediatrics Care, including well-child exams and sick calls
Occupational Health Services
In-house lab draws, with Protimes and HgA1C (for diabetes) being run in-house
Employer and DOT drug screening
School and Sports Physicals