That’s where Slawson Cos. already has the Oak Creek residential development.
Baba, who currently has an office at the Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis campus, plans a 5,300-square-foot office at Oak Creek within two years.
“Being located somewhere near 96 seemed to be a wise thing to do,” he says of the nearby K-96.
Baba’s practice is in jaw-joint dysfunctions, sleep apnea and orthodontia.
Almost half of his patients come from outside of Wichita, so that’s why expressway access is important to him.
“I believe we’re providing a very tremendous service to the community and to the state and just want to make that more available,” Baba says. “We have been able to help people that for 15, 20, 25 years have been in pain and have not found a solution for that.”
Also, Nancy Tran, who practices general dentistry in Baba’s clinic, likes the east-side for its growth potential.
“She perceived more possibilities for her there,” Baba says.
Plans are to keep the St. Francis office for now as well.
“It accommodates our west-side patients quite well, so we want to make sure we continue to do that,” Baba says.
Eventually, he’d like an office on the west side, too.