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.
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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."