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WakeMed Expands Primary Care Access in Apex, Holly Springs, North Raleigh and Knightdale

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 30, 2011) – WakeMed Health & Hospitals today announces the addition of two primary care practices and two additional physicians serving Apex, Holly Springs, Knightdale, and North Raleigh.

“There is currently an unmet need for primary care services, and WakeMed is committed to expanding access in the community,” commented Dr. Bill Atkinson, WakeMed president and CEO. “Over the past year, we have added multiple primary care practices around the county and will continue to recruit physicians in an effort to increase access to primary care in the communities we serve.”

North Wake Internal Medicine and Drs. Susheel Atree, Behnaz Atree and Rosa Messer have all joined Wake Specialty Physicians as Wake Specialty Physicians – North Wake Internal Medicine. Dr. Susheel Atree and his wife Behnaz opened North Wake Internal Medicine in WakeMed North Healthplex in 2004. Dr. Messer joined the practice four years later in 2008. Drs. Susheel Atree and Behnaz Atree earned their medical degrees from Drexel University School of Medicine. Dr. Messer received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Knightdale Family Practice and Dr. Anita Wilson have joined Wake Specialty Physicians as Wake Specialty Physicians – Knightdale Family Practice. Dr. Wilson has practiced at Knightdale Family Practice for the past year and previously worked as medical director for Solutions, a community support agency in Burlington, NC, and Apex Family Medicine. Dr. Wilson received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.

Dr. Orlando Conty joins Wake Specialty Physicians – Apex Medical Group with experience in family medicine, including with the Oregon Medical Group in Eugene, OR, which provided full-range family medical care for newborns, children, adult and geriatric patients in an outpatient setting. He is fluent in Spanish and earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, WI.

Dr. Daphne J. Cates joins Wake Specialty Physicians – Holly Springs Medical Center with experience in family practice with Vance Family Medicine in Henderson, NC. She earned her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine.

All practices are accepting new patients and most major insurance plans. Details on all practices, locations and insurance plans can be found online at wakemedphysicians.com>Primary Care.

About Wake Specialty Physicians
Wake Specialty Physicians is a private practice, multi-specialty group owned by WakeMed Health & Hospitals. With practices located throughout Wake County, Wake Specialty Physicians offers primary care, gastroenterology, hepatology, general surgery, urology, ear, nose & throat - head & neck surgery, women’s care, pulmonology, maternal fetal medicine and employee health.

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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