Several weeks before their doors will officially close, it’s still business as usual for the Memorial Hermann Medical Group (MHMG) Wharton.

The health care group, which has been in Wharton for less than a decade, had a representative tell the Journal-Spectator it would be closing at the end of August.

MHMG said once September is here, it would still have locations for Wharton area residents if they need health care services in Fort Bend County.

“After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to close the Memorial Hermann Medical Group Wharton Clinic, effective (Monday) Aug. 31,” said Kathryn Williams, who is with Memorial Hermann media relations. “This decision was made based on the guiding principle that Memorial Hermann will be able to continue delivering exceptional care and services to the southwest region through our Needville, Rosenberg and Sugar Land facilities. Together, these facilities have the ability to provide comprehensive and specialized care to meet the health needs of the Wharton community.”

The MHMG location is 2100 Regional Medical Drive. If a person has access to the internet, appointments can still be done via the MHMG website.

Among the physicians still providing health services by appointment are Laura Aronson, DO; Janie Avila, RNP; Majid Basit, MD; Obuchukwuneme “Obum Calais, NP; L. Anne Mazel, RNP; Henri Ann Nortman, MD; Ezekiel Nwani, APRN; Tayyab Pasha, DO; Susan Winchell, MD; and Carlos Zorrilla, MD.

MHMG Wharton provides the following health care: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, gastroenterology, general surgery, nephrology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, hand injuries, pulmonary medicine, and urology.

Williams said Memorial Hermann is a not-for-profit, community-owned health system.

“Memorial Hermann is continuously assessing our services and footprint to ensure we are effectively meeting the greatest health needs of the communities we serve,” Williams said. “At times, this requires making thoughtful, strategic decisions about where to focus, or perhaps re-focus, our efforts to be the best possible steward of our resources.”

For information about MHMG Wharton via the internet, visit

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