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September 05, 2018  |  News Category: CHS News, Primary Care, News,

Carolinas HealthCare System Anson provides unique healthcare model with emergency department and primary care office together in one medical home.

WADESBORO, N.C., August 31, 2018 – Atrium Health announced Donald W. Woodburn, M.D., as the new medical director at Carolinas Primary Care in Wadesboro. Woodburn began his new role on earlier this summer and will continue leading primary care as part of the unique model at Carolinas HealthCare System Anson. The facility, which is part of Atrium Health, offers a community-focused model to deliver care, tailormade for the residents in this region, with a continued focus on improving access to care while ensuring the right care when and where patients need it.

The Anson facility is a nationally recognized model that has increased access to care, improved care coordination and lowered the cost of care for patients. The facility is built around primary care and prevention and incorporates an emergency department with a core team of clinicians committed to healthier outcomes. Within the first year of operating the new model, emergency department visits decreased by nearly 8 percent, primary care visits increased, and we saw more appropriate utilization of the emergency department across the county.

“I look forward to working with the team in Anson to set a high standard for care, while educating patients in a county that has struggled with healthcare disparities,” said Woodburn. “I believe in delivering great care at a lower cost, without cutting quality. By doing so, it will not only help the patient, but also help create a healthier community.”

Woodburn has worked in internal medicine for more than 35 years. He has served as the medical director for various hospitals and centers in New York, Florida and, most recently,South Carolina. Prior to joining Carolinas Primary Care, Woodburn served as medical director at AnMed Hospitalist Services in Anderson, South Carolina.

He received his undergraduate degree in biomedical education from City College of New York and earned his medical degree from the College of Medicine at Howard University. Woodburn completed his internship at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, New York, and his residency in internal medicine at New York- Presbyterian, Lower Manhattan Hospital, in New York City. After working in New York and Florida, Woodburn relocated to the Carolinas in 2000.

Patients who want to schedule an appointment can call 704-994-4500.

About Atrium Health
Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.


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