Another GP practice in Dundee will be taken over by NHS Tayside following problems recruiting doctors.
Maryfield Medical Practice will come under board control on September 1 amid difficulties in finding GPs to run the health centre.
It comes in the wake of a national shortage of trained practitioners.
NHS Tayside is now seeking a new service provider to cater for about 7,100 patients in the area. The tendering process is expected to take several months.
In January, the Tele revealed the worsening GP crisis had left six city surgeries, including Maryfield, working with closed lists, meaning some people would be unable to register at the same practice as their family members.
Maryfield will be the fourth practice to come under the control of NHS Tayside, with Lochee, Whitfield and Brechin also taken over.
Maryfield patient Irene McKerlie-Leggate, 66, said: “This is tragic. I’ve been a patient here all my life.
“I hope it doesn’t mean that patients will have to move. I would hate that.”
An NHS Tayside spokeswoman said: “Registered patients should be reassured that they will continue to receive GP services as normal.
“All staff currently employed by the existing GP partners will transfer to the employment of NHS Tayside and the practice will continue to operate as before.
“NHS Tayside has successfully recruited additional GPs who should add to the clinical team at the centre from September ensuring delivery of a high standard of care for patients.”
North East Scotland MSP Jenny Marra said: “GP services in Dundee have been under significant strain for years now.
“Whilst it’s good news that the Maryfield practice is staying open, this is further evidence of the SNP’s workforce planning crisis and they can’t afford to ignore it any longer.”