The Outer Banks Voice – TOBH’s Sloan discusses patient waitlist process

TOBH’s Sloan discusses the patient waitlist process

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice on August 28, 2022

Plan to start scheduling appointments in mid-October

In an Aug. 26 video, Outer Banks Hospital President Ronnie Sloan announced the imminent arrival of a nurse practitioner (NP) for the new family practice practice in Nags Head and gave some additional details about the process of establishing primary care through the waiting list. telephone line.

The new NP, Marina Turner, is expected to start working at the Nags Head office in November.

Noting that “we continue to receive questions about access to the primary care waiting list and prescription refills,” Sloan said the phone line will remain open “for the foreseeable future,” explaining that she is available to the entire community as well as the 2,400 patients who lost care at Manteo’s family practice earlier this year.

Messages left on the waitlist line (252-449-4540) are timestamped, and Sloan said they will be returned within a week with confirmations that the caller is on the waitlist for primary care. He predicted that the team plans to start scheduling appointments with the provider from mid-October, adding that a patient can expect to have a visit with their new provider in six or seven months, and in some cases, perhaps earlier.

On prescription drug refills, Sloan advised patients to visit Urgent Care Centers at Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head or Kitty Hawk, which he said can offer “gap care for patients between health care providers”.

The opening of Sloan’s video was dedicated to announcing that the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) had granted accreditation status to the breast care program at the American College of Surgeons. Outer Banks Hospital.

Out of more than 1,300 hospitals of similar size, Outer Banks Hospital is the only one in the United States to earn this prestigious designation, which is based on a number of factors, from research and clinical services to community outreach.

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