Since 2007, Yanceyville Primary Care has been under the ownership of Kathy Patterson, FNP. Over 3,000 local residents have sought care there and call it their medical home. Some of you may remember that Ms. Patterson bought the practice from Alamance Regional Medical Center, where she had been working for 4 years already.
due to development of chronic health problems of her own, Ms. Patterson has
recently announced, the sale of the practice to LifePoint, and she will be stepping
down from family practice. “This was a
very difficult decision for me. I have dedicated my life to the practice for
the past 11 years, and have formed such great relationships with so many
patients,” Ms. Patterson says.
Lifepoint owns and run 12 clinics in the Danville area now, as well as the hospital there and in Roxboro, and they partner with Duke. Ms. Patterson says, “Lifepoint has a deep commitment to quality care, and I am very impressed by the team that handles the outpatient clinics. I have no doubt that I’m leaving my patients in excellent care.”
For the most part, care will continue on as usual. Patients will still see familiar faces of staff members, Jennifer Eanes, at the front desk, and Michelle Kitchens, and Tierra Henderson, both certified medical assistants, as well as Lindsey Strader, Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Patterson’s role will be taken by Karen Jones, NP. “I have no doubt you will adore her sincere smile and you’ll appreciate her years of practice experience. She will be fully able to pick right up where we leave off,” Ms Patterson said confidently. Kathy’s last day seeing patients will be April 29th.
LifePoint has plans to expand services, which will include new digital xray service, more laboratory services on-site, and with time, there are plans to expand hours from 7a – 7p and open on Saturdays. Once staff support has built up, including the addition of a physician, they will be able to handle both appointments and walk-ins.
The public is invited to an open-house to say farewell to Ms. Patterson and meet Ms. Jones between 3p – 6p on April 18th, 2014, at the Yanceyville Primary Care office.