WakeMed News Releases

September 12, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. (September 12, 2011) – WakeMed Health & Hospitals continues to expand its access in Wake County with the acquisition of two urgent care practices in Raleigh and Cary, as well as the acquisition and establishment of new primary care practices in north Raleigh and Apex. New physicians are also being added in the existing primary care practices in both Brier Creek and downtown Raleigh.

On October 1, WakeMed will welcome Accent Urgent Care to the WakeMed Physician Practices network, including two locations in Raleigh and Cary. The Cary location is adjacent to WakeMed Cary Hospital and the Raleigh location is near the corner of Blue Ridge and Harden Road. With more than a dozen providers including both physicians and physician assistants, Accent Urgent Care provides convenient urgent care services seven days a week to both adults and children of all ages.

WakeMed is also proud to announce the acquisition of North Wake Internal Medicine, a well-established primary care practice in north Raleigh. On November 1, WakeMed will welcome Susheel Atree, MD; Behnaz Atree, MD; and Rosa Messer, MD to the growing WakeMed Physician Practices network. The practice is located at WakeMed North Healthplex and will soon relocate to the adjacent building, the Physicians Office Pavilion at North Healthplex to accommodate the expansion of North Healthplex into a full-service women’s hospital.

On June 1, WakeMed Physician Practices established a new family medicine practice in Apex – Wake Specialty Physicians – Apex Medical Group. The practice is located in WakeMed Apex Healthplex and features Dr. Ragini Madan, who brings 25 years of family medicine experience.

Several new physicians are also joining WakeMed’s existing primary care practices throughout the summer and fall. Amy Erickson, DO, joined Brier Creek Medical Group in August as a board-certified family medicine physician with experience practicing family medicine in private practice as well as in the U.S. Air Force. She received her medical degree in osteopathic medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME and completed her residency in family practice at Albany Medical College. Brian Klausner, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, and will join City Center Medical Group in downtown Raleigh this September. Dr. Klausner received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago Hospitals.

About WakeMed Physician Practices
WakeMed Health & Hospitals Physician Practices is the umbrella under which Wake Specialty Physicians, WakeMed Faculty Physicians and Wake Orthopaedics operate. With urgent care and primary care locations in Cary, north Raleigh, west Raleigh, Brier Creek, downtown Raleigh, and Apex, WakeMed’s primary care network now features more than 25 providers across the county. Specialty practices include Bariatric Surgery, Children’s Diabetes & Endocrinology, Cardiology, ENT-Head & Neck Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urology, Neurovascular and Vascular Surgery, in addition to numerous adult and pediatric hospitalists and intensivists.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed’s team of 7,750 employees, 1,000 volunteers and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.

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