The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group has released an update on efforts to increase and fully restore access to medical care in the area.
That includes the addition of more providers at their practice in Manteo that will allow all patients impacted earlier this year to return, and the addition of another practice in Nags Head.
More from Friday’s announcement:
As we’ve shared over the past five months, The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group continues to dedicate considerable resources toward increasing access to care for our community. Our focus remains on “can do” which is why we have great news about access to primary care throughout Dare County.
Five new providers will be joining our team over the next few months. While it will take time for each new provider to fully develop their patient panels, this will enable us to open access for new adult patients from anywhere in Dare County.
For those interested, please call our Primary Care Access Line at 252-449-4540 and leave a message that you would like to establish care with one of our providers. We will return your call within three days to confirm that we received your message and that your name has been added to the waitlist. We are diligently working through the waitlist and appreciate your patience over the next few months as we schedule appointments.
Below is a list of our primary care providers by geographical location. The list includes current and new providers:
Dr. Cara Sumners, Dr. David Worthen, Dr. Erin Baker.
With the arrival of Dr. Erin Baker, Outer Banks Family Medicine-Manteo is now staffed with three physicians. These providers will be able to restore the care that was disrupted earlier this year, and all former Manteo patients who do not have a primary care provider yet and want to re-establish care at this location will be able to do so.
Dr. Bentley Crabtree, Dr. Jamie Fountain, Dr. Al Hodges. Access on Hatteras has not changed and remains stable.
Nags Head – West (co-located with Urgent Care in the Outer Banks Mall complex): Dr. John Sanchez, Brooke Clarke, NP, Marina Turner, DNP (starts November). The addition of Marina Turner opens up access for new adult patients from anywhere in Dare County.
Nags Head – East (opens early November and is located across the highway from the Outer Banks Mall complex):
Dr. Mark Worthen, Rachel Stanford, PA (starts December), Edie Mullally, DNP (starts January), Thomas Ferguson, PA (starts January). The addition of these providers opens up access for new adult patients from anywhere in Dare County.
Nags Head – Internal Medicine:
Dr. Art Metcalf. No new access at this location.
Dr. Jeff Ray, Sarah Summerton, NP, Jeanne Moore, PA, Lori Lancsek, NP (starts January), Alyssa Smith, PA (starts January)
The new providers at this location will assume responsibility for Dr. Terryberry’s panel. This panel is currently being handled by a temporary provider. Access for new patients will be assessed once all new providers are in place.