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Belfair Clinic future uncertain

St. Michael’s president cites staffing challenges

Belfair Clinic’s primary care patients are struggling with the loss of their doctor while the clinic’s future is being debated by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.

Belfair resident Monna Haugen told the Journal her partner had an appointment with Dr. Raul Dominguiano on Jan. 6, but received a call the morning of the visit saying “Dr. D was gone,” Haugen said. They had no notice Dominguiano was leaving.

Now the only option for primary care at the clinic is Dawn Galvez, ARNP, according to the clinic’s website.

Haugen said her and her partner were given a referral for a doctor in Port Orchard, bu...


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