The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group announced Tuesday that they have contacted every Outer Banks Family Medicine–Manteo patient who requested to re-establish care after the practice experienced a provider shortage earlier this year.
More from Wendy Kelly, Director of Marketing and spokesperson for The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group:
These are the individuals who called on or before August 8 and requested to be on our priority waitlist. Contact has been made with everyone on this list in an effort to re-establish their care with one of our new providers.
Nearly all patients on the original priority waitlist have scheduled an appointment with us. We now have just over 100 patients on a “pending call back list.” These are patients that we attempted to call or left messages for, but we have not heard back from them just yet.
Our focus is now on the waitlist of local residents who have called from all areas of Dare County to establish primary care. We have capacity to establish care for these patients and others. If you would like to join the Outer Banks Medical Group Primary Care Waitlist, please call 252-449-4540.
The Outer Banks Medical Group team has worked diligently to achieve this milestone as quickly as possible. We are grateful for their determination and for their dedication and we look forward to continuing to establish primary care for local residents.
Earlier this year, more than 2,400 patients lost their primary doctors that were at Outer Banks Medical Group-Manteo due to staffing issues that forced the temporary closure of the clinic.
That led to a series of public meetings and creation of a task force by the Town of Manteo to address the lack of primary care on Roanoke Island. That task force is scheduled to next meet on January 10.
Outer Banks Medical Group announced in October more providers were coming available at their practice in Manteo that allowed all patients impacted earlier this year to return, and the addition of another practice in Nags Head.