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Physician Peg Bicker is buying longtime physician Dean Youngberg's practice

04/15/2014 5:00 AM

06/25/2014 5:53 PM

WICHITA — As longtime physician Dean Youngberg moves toward retirement, it was important to him to find someone to take over his practice and run it like he would.

As newer physician Peg Bicker shared space with another doctor, she says she discovered that "there just wasn't space to grow a second practice."

Now, she's buying Youngberg's practice at 1035 N. Emporia, and the two are working together until late June as he transitions to retirement.

"It was just a lot of things lined up exactly right at the right time," Bicker says.

It's a time of mixed emotions for Youngberg, though.

"It's kind of like, I guess, marrying off a child," he says. "The practice has been my baby. ... These patients have been a part of my family almost."

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About Carrie Rengers

Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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