OBX Hospital and Medical Group hails progress re-establishing care at Manteo practice

By on December 20, 2022

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group has released this Dec. 20 statement updating its efforts to re-establish care for those patients from the Outer Banks Family Medicine Practice in Manteo whoĀ were among roughly 2,400 patients notified in May that they no longer could receive care there due to a doctor shortage. Since then, the Group has announced the hiring of a number of new providers.

Here is the Dec. 20 statement.

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group is pleased to announceĀ that we haveĀ contacted every Outer Banks Family Medicineā€“Manteo patient who requested to re-establish care after we experienced the provider shortage earlier this year.

These are the individuals who called on or before August 8 and requested to be on our priority waitlist.Ā  Contact has been made with everyone on this list inĀ anĀ effort to re-establish their care with one of our new providers.Ā  Nearly all patients on the original priority waitlist haveĀ scheduled an appointment with us.Ā  We now have just over 100 patients on a ā€œpending call back list.ā€Ā  These are patients thatĀ weĀ attempted to call orĀ left messages for, but we have not heard back from them just yet.

Our focus is nowĀ on the waitlist of local residents who have called from all areas of Dare County to establish primary care.Ā  We have capacity to establish care for theseĀ patientsĀ and others.Ā  If you would like to join the Outer Banks Medical Group Primary Care Waitlist, please call 252-449-4540.

The Outer BanksĀ Medical Group teamĀ 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.

 

 

 




Comments

  • Dr Rob Jr

    It’s amazing how a little negative public feedback creates action. What do we have to do for everyone else on the Outer Banks, who no fault of their own, can’t find any primary care doctors that are taking new patients?

    So many people have retired and moved here and the infrastructure is still like that from 10 years ago.

    Calling a line to get on a 3-year waiting list is not a solution. What are they doing about that?

    Tuesday, Dec 20 @ 3:56 pm
  • Ron Skiron

    Now how about focusing on a replacement for Dr. Terryberry in Kitty Hawk practice??

    Tuesday, Dec 20 @ 5:53 pm
  • Freenusa

    Dr Rob Jr, the more pressing problem is how to accommodate more visitors. Sadly not how to promote better life quality for the ones us us already here.

    Tuesday, Dec 20 @ 8:15 pm
  • Czarina

    First they pull the rug out from under 2,000 patients, leaving them with NO medical provider. Totally irresponsible! And I never saw any County or town politicians condemning this. Shameful all around. This happened when? Donā€™t expect any pats on your backs.

    Tuesday, Dec 20 @ 8:46 pm
  • NH Resident

    This is false. They have not contacted everyone. They have really hurt health care in Dare County. Our commissioners and those that serve on the local hospital board should be doing more.

    Wednesday, Dec 21 @ 4:38 pm
  • melly

    While I am not condoning how the medical group handled things, they are well on the way to reconstituting a group of primary care providers, MD/DOs, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants. Many people who haven’t heard from the medical group, at least many who I’ve spoken with, haven’t followed the instructions and called the number listed.

    Friday, Dec 23 @ 4:05 pm
  • melly

    While I am not condoning how the medical group handled things, they are well on the way to reconstituting a group of primary care providers, MD/DOs, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants. Many people who haven’t heard from the medical group, at least many who I’ve spoken with, haven’t followed the instructions and called the number listed.

    The bigger concern is not whether they have hired new professionals but whether they will treat them well and whether they will continue to dip into the medical staff to recruit them for non-clinical administrative positions. This is only one way they rob the community.

    Morever, I disagree with the comments here that Dare County officials haven’t done enough. I can’t speak for them all but I will speak out for Ervin Bateman. He has been right there supporting the effort to compel the medical group to take responsibility. He should be applauded for his work.

    Friday, Dec 23 @ 4:20 pm