Two Longtime Urologists Retiring After 40 Years

Sep 21, 2012, 15:35 ET from Adena Health System

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former college classmates and professional partners for nearly 40 years, the founders of Adena Ross Urology in Chillicothe (chill-ih-coth-ee), Ohio will retire on September 30, 2012.  Dr. Emmanuel Magbag and Dr. Numeriano Jalbuena came to Ohio in the 1970s, and have been taking care of generations of patients in their urology practice.

The pair attended the same medical school, Santo Tomas University in the Phillippines in the early 1970s. Their paths crossed again when both performed their medical residencies at a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, before eventually settling into their longtime medical practice.

As a young physician, Dr. Magbag was working in West Virginia and traveled to Columbus, Ohio to take his state board exam. On his way home, he decided to stop at Adena Hospital in Chillicothe to ask if they were hiring. As fate would have it, the urologist at the time was looking for a partner and Magbag joined the practice.

One year later, Dr. Jalbuena came to visit Magbag. The previous urologist was leaving and Magbag asked Jalbuena to consider joining him in practice. The two have been working together ever since.

Both physicians have high praise for Chillicothe and the southern Ohio patients they have served for four decades. "They appreciate what you do," said Dr. Magbag.  "When they are happy, I am happy."  Dr. Jalbuena plans to retire completely, pursuing his glass art hobby; and Dr. Magbag plans to travel and continue practicing on a part-time basis at the VA facility.

Chillicothe is a community of approximately 22,000 people and located in Ohio's Appalachian region.

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Adena Health System is an independent, not-for-profit and locally controlled healthcare organization serving the needs of 12 counties in south-central Ohio, and employs more than 2,500 people. Adena provides specialty services typically found in larger medical centers, including: open heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, cancer care and advanced orthopedic procedures. Based in Chillicothe, OH, the health system consists of three hospitals and six regional clinics.

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