WILTON \u2014 \u2018Convenience\u2019 is the key word for the new medical facility that has just opened in town. The Wilton HealthCenter, which brings a wide range of health services and specialists under one roof, has begun practice at 60 Danbury Road, just south of Grumman Hill Road. While it was originally scheduled to open on Nov. 1, due to supply-chain issues, the opening was delayed until January. The center is part of the Hartford HealthCare network, which includes a total of 4,000 providers operating throughout its system, which also includes seven acute-care hospitals throughout the region. \u201cIt\u2019s what every community needs and wants,\u201d explained Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, a specialist in breast oncology and medical director of the breast program at St. Vincent\u2019s Medical Center, who will be among the specialists onsite. This is considered the first phase of its opening, according to Jocelyn Maminta, director of MultiMedia for the Fairfield Region of Hartford HealthCare. Phases two and three will introduce additional services and specialists over the next two years, she said. In April, the center \u2014 which offers a variety of insurance options, including Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial carriers \u2014 will have the addition of a pain management specialist. At this time, the center already has six doctors with varying specialties, including a general surgeon, a neurologist, two urologists and a bariatrics specialist, as well as Zelkowitz, who is returning to this community where he practiced for over three decades. \u201cI\u2019m happy to be back,\u201d he said, remarking on the beauty of the new facility, which is housed at the back of the Wilton Corporate Park. While he continues to have a relationship with St. Vincent\u2019s in Bridgeport, Zelkowitz\u2019s ability to be based at least part-time in Wilton gives his patients new and better options, he said. \u201cIt\u2019s more convenient for his patients,\u201d noted Alejandro Bermudez, Zelkowitz\u2019s medical assistant, who likewise emphasized that patients who are centralized in the towns between the three cities \u2014 Bridgeport, Danbury and Norwalk \u2014 can now attain many treatments and services locally. \u201cThey have a lot of patients down this way,\u201d said Dawn Robinson medical assistant in bariatrics, \u201cso this is easier for them.\u201d Zelkowitz said he practiced in Wilton for 31 years previously and notes that he\u2019s already able to work with former patients again at the new health center. Dr. Craig Floch \u2014 director of metabolic and bariatric surgery and section chief general surgery with the Hartford Healthcare Medical Group \u2014 practiced in lower Fairfield County for 25 years. While he had a brief professional sojourn upstate, he said he is very pleased to return. \u201cI had a brief departure from this community but it is a privilege to be back,\u201d he said. \u201cI hope to see former patients who I have not seen in some time.\u201d Likewise, Floch voiced his pleasure with the new location, particularly as it will make life better for Wilton residents. \u201cThis brand new state-of-the-art facility in Wilton is here to serve the patient-centered needs of this community,\u201d he said. Katy Dunay, practice administrator in digestive health & surgery with Hartford HealthCare, who works alongside Floch, concurred, noting the convenience for residents of Weston and Westport, as well as Wilton. \u201cGiven that Dr. Floch had a robust medical practice in Norwalk for so many years, we are back in the neighborhood for these patients,\u201d she said.