GASTONIA, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Partners in Primary Care (Partners) is bringing innovative, senior-focused primary care to Gaston County with the opening of its new medical center in Gastonia later this month.
Partners’ facilities allow patients to receive many of their primary care needs, such as physician services, treatment, diagnostic testing, basic laboratory services and immunizations, conveniently in one location. The Gastonia center, located at 2910 East Franklin Blvd, Suite 1., will be staffed by a board-certified doctor and care team who have been specially trained to treat the senior population.
The new center will specialize in serving patients with Medicare Advantage. While some doctor’s offices may be limiting the number of Medicare Advantage patients they see, Partners is focused on this demographic and hopes to attract patients who may be feeling unsatisfied or underserved in their current situation.
Partners will work with patients and their families to provide support, remind patients of screenings and exams, thoroughly explain medical information and advocate for patients when communicating with specialists, hospitals and Medicare plans.
“We’re excited to bring comprehensive care to the Medicare population in Gastonia,” said Dr. Erica Savage-Jeter, Partners Medical Director. “Our passion is providing seniors with in-depth care that focuses on their unique health and well-being needs.”
To improve medication adherence and streamline the communication process between doctors and patients, the center will have a retail pharmacy located within the clinic location, which will open in October. The pharmacy aims to provide Medicare patients with clinical support and prescriptions in the same building as their physician’s office.
The center also will feature an activity center offering health education classes, fitness demonstrations and various activities designed specifically for seniors, a population in North Carolina poised to become the fastest growing in the state.
The North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management reports that by 2030 about one in four people in North Carolina will be over the age of 60, and people over 85 will be fastest growing segment of the population.
Partners is part of a larger family of senior-focused primary care centers with more than 60 locations in South Carolina, Florida and Texas, along with four new centers scheduled to open in the Kansas City market later this fall All Partners facilities specialize in offering services to recipients of Medicare Advantage.
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