Not much has changed about Magnolia Medical Clinic in 64 years. 

But if one thing needed to change, it was probably the building. The clinic's original location on Magnolia Avenue in Fort Walton Beach was becoming run down, as a building would after six decades, and so three years ago Magnolia doctors began planning for a change.

"Unfortunately, the building was showing its age, and it was time for a new face lift," said Dr. Chris Pappas, who has been with the clinic for five years. "We all decided together that it was time to plan for the next phase. We have the same great people, but we have expanded to meet the needs of the community."

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That expansion came in the form of a newly built 11,000-square foot building across town at 319 Green Acres Road in Fort Walton Beach. The new facility, which opened last week, is twice the size of the old one, and features exam rooms, an x-ray room, a DEXA bone scanner room, labs and many other amenities the old building did not have. 

"This great new space was designed for patient comfort," said Dr. John Sites, who has been with the clinic for 30 years. "Everything from the waiting room to how patients are brought back. We had a lot of doctor and professional input when building." 

The same seven doctors practice at the new location, and an eighth will begin in the fall. Sites said the doctors and patient care are the core reason people come to the clinic, and he hopes even more patients will come visit them at their new location. 

"When they come here, they always see their doctor," he said. "Magnolia has a great reputation, and our patients come to us because of the people. We plan on continuing practicing quality family medicine."