Physician Network Services
Welcome to UMC Physician Network Services! Physician Network Services (PNS) is a
physician practice management group formed by UMC in 1996 to manage the hospital's
Community Health Centers and to develop a broad base of primary care patients that
would support the hospital and medical school.
I-27 Medical Center opened its doors on Monday, December 16th and treated 38 patients: 34 family practice and urgent care patients along with 4 OccMed patients. Four of those patients used PNS’s online registration program, Wait From Home. The new facility, located at 4105 I-27, treats family medicine, urgent care, and occupational medicine patients. Physical rehabilitation services are delivered by UMC’s TeamRehab. The clinic has onsite laboratory and radiology services.
OccMed services will include DOT physicals, drug screening, hearing, vision testing and mask fit. One of the emphases of the OccMed program is return-to-work, ensuring that patients are back to work as soon as they are able, benefitting both them and their employer.
Providers are Family Practitioner Jason Lentz, MD, Emily Flathouse, FNP, and Mark Price, FNP. Kim Clements, previously with PNS’s CBO, serves as the Practice Administrator. Michael Moffitt, formerly of HealthPoint2, is the front office/registration coordinator. Frances Kennedy, also from HealthPoint, coordinates the ancillary services. Vanessa Reyna left LakeRidge Primary Health Center to coordinate nursing services at I-27. In addition to these employees, several of the other staff members come from various PNS locations.
Providers will rotate coverage during the week. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8am – 8pm; Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday from 1 – 5pm. Appointments are encouraged and walk-in patients are welcome. WaitFromHome.com registration services for non-emergent medical care will be offered. I-27 will be closed on major holidays. You may call 806.762.2633 to schedule an appointment. Most commercial insurances, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.
The OccMed and Wellness Department, directed by Joe Perez, previously housed at Security Park, has relocated to I-27.
Employees of I-27 Medical Center
Roland Gonzales (part-time)
Eddi Gurney (part-time)
Jason Lentz, M.D.
Jason Lentz, M.D completed his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and received his Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Dr. Lentz completed his Family Practice residency at Waco Family Health Center. Since completing his residency, Dr. Lentz has been in private practice in Littlefield, and most recently in Lubbock where he worked at Minor Emergency Center treating OccMed and Workers Comp patients in addition to his family practice patients. He is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Lentz is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Family Practice.
Dr. Lentz and his wife, Jessie Ann, have a daughter, Jayci, and a son, Jansen. In his spare time, Dr. Lentz enjoys camping, playing guitar, hunting, fishing, and sports.
Emily Flathouse, FNP-C
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Emily Flathouse C-FNP obtained her Bachelor degree in Business Administration Finance from Texas Tech University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She continued her education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Nursing. Mrs. Flathouse is a member of Texas Nurse Practitioners.
Mrs. Flathouse is married to physician assistant, Ross Flathouse. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, skiing, reading and spending time with her family, friends and two dogs.
Mark Price, FNP-C
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Mark Price, FNP-C, attended South Plains College in Levelland, Texas to obtain his undergraduate courses then went on to attend Covenant School of Nursing. In 2010, Mr. Price graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received his Master of Science and Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner from West Texas A&M University. Mr. Price is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Mr. Price enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his daughter.
Meet Our Staff
Kim Clements was born and raised in Lubbock, graduating from Coronado High School. She began her association with medical care while working at Family Home Health Equipment, now Apria Healthcare, where she met her husband Darryl. Kim left that job in 1993 to work for Texas Mutual Insurance Company as the Lubbock Regional Operations and Claims Manager. A large portion of her time entailed traveling throughout Texas, conducting provider workshops to educate them on the rules and regulations of billing workers’ compensation, and employer workshops stressing the importance of return to work. The travel was demanding and, in 2007, Kim thought that early retirement was the way to go. After a brief break, she realized that she was ready to get back to work.
Kim learned about PNS through a former business associate and applied for a position with PNS. At the time she applied, PNS was implementing a company-wide centralization of OccMed and Workers’ Comp services to Central Business Operations. Kim had a vast amount of experience to assist in the development of that program.
The opportunity to be the Practice Administrator, where she can work with processes, procedures, and customer service – ensuring that all the pieces come together and work smoothly, is a dream job for Kim. Having spent many years with both physicians and employers, Kim knows the importance of providing quality care to the injured employee while returning them to work as soon as possible. Kim believes the statement that “You don’t get people well to get them back to work. You get them back to work to get them well.”
For fun, Kim and her husband Darryl bowl in several leagues throughout the week and also for charity events. They have visited many interesting places for state and national tournaments, with two of Kim’s favorite trips being to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. They have one son, Christopher, who is married with four children and a fifth baby due in March.
Kim is a great fit for I-27 Medical Center, and, should PNS have a bowling tournament, you’ll want her on your team!