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Partners in Primary Care to Open Senior-focused Medical Center in Gastonia

New senior-focused center will be the first of its kind in the area

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:15 am EDT

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GASTONIA, N.C.

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"Our passion is providing seniors with in-depth care that focuses on their unique health and well-being needs."

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.

For more information on the upcoming centers and employment opportunities, visit www.PartnersinPrimaryCare.com or www.facebook.com/PIPCGastonia/.

About Partners in Primary Care

Partners in Primary Care (Partners) is a primary care medical group practice and is part of a larger group of over 60 primary care offices in Florida, Texas and South Carolina operating under the names CAC Florida Medical Centers, Continucare Medical Centers, MetCare and Partners in Primary Care. Partners has a strong emphasis on senior-focused primary care to members of Medicare Advantage health plans. Partners is committed to providing personalized, high-quality primary care combined with an excellent patient experience. Partners’ has decades of experience in both the treatment and management of most chronic and acute-care conditions. The practices also provide health education and value-added, well-being services at their centers and around their neighborhoods to help both patients and community members improve their health. The management services organization for Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). For more information visit www.PartnersInPrimaryCare.com.

Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Nancy A. Hanewinckel, 941-585-4763
nhanewinckel1@humana.com