The owner of Kerr Area Rural Medical Alliance, a new medical office in Henderson, said she hopes to provide quality health care with an emphasis on treating the client as a person, not just a number on a chart.
Anita Rogers is a physician assistant with more than a decade of experience in the field of health care. She spoke to a group of well-wishers at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday, April 28 at the newly renovated office 425-B Chestnut St. She said she wants to blend modern, professional care with the old-fashioned quality of really knowing and understanding the clients she sees.
“I like to describe myself as sort of a modern-day Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Rogers told the group Wednesday, making a reference to a popular 1990’s TV show. She takes pride in the relationships with her patients and stressed the importance of paying attention to what they say as a key to knowing specific care needs.
In addition to providing preventative care and chronic care management, Rogers said the practice will make home visits to qualified patients. Most insurances are accepted. The practice offers a wide range of medical services, including sports physicals and DOT physicals.
Present at the ribbon-cutting were representatives of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, as well as Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington and other community members. Ellington welcomed Rogers and her staff to downtown Henderson. Chamber board member Dr. Levy Brown commended Rogers for her efforts. He said he is married to a health-care professional and knows firsthand the dedication necessary for those in that field.
Michele Burgess, director of the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce, welcomed Anita and her team to Henderson. “After meeting and talking with Anita Rogers, Brittany Simpson, and the staff members, I came away really impressed with their business model,” Burgess told WIZS News. “It was encouraging to hear their vision for bringing back more personal medical care, and making the relationship between medical team and patient a priority, and even offering to make house calls. I know that with their leadership and wealth of experience this family practice, located in the downtown area, will be a success. We welcome them into our Chamber of Commerce organization and encourage anyone looking for a new medical team to contact them.”
In addition to Rogers, the office has a second physician assistant, Brittany Simpson. Office staff include one nurse, Roxanne Morris, office manager Barbara Terry and Spanish/English bilingual receptionist Becky Adcock.
Rogers graduated with honors from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 2008 and has been a practicing physician assistant for 13 years.
Visit www.kerrarearuralmedicalalliance.com to learn more or phone 252.598.1059.