Wendy Kelly
Director Marketing
The Outer Banks Hospital
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Increasing Access to Care Update

NAGS HEAD, N.C. — October 28, 2022: As we’ve shared over the past five months, The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group continues to dedicate considerable resources toward increasing access to care for our community. Our focus remains on “can do” which is why we have great news about access to primary care throughout Dare County. 

Five new providers will be joining our team over the next few months. While it will take time for each new provider to fully develop their patient panels, this will enable us to open access for new adult patients from anywhere in Dare County.

For those interested, please call our Primary Care Access Line at 252-449-4540 and leave a message that you would like to establish care with one of our providers.  We will return your call within three days to confirm that we received your message and that your name has been added to the waitlist. We are diligently working through the waitlist and appreciate your patience over the next few months as we schedule appointments. 

Below is a list of our primary care providers by geographical location. The list includes current and new providers.

Roanoke Island
Dr. Cara Sumners
Dr. David Worthen
Dr. Erin Baker
With the arrival of Dr. Erin Baker, Outer Banks Family Medicine- Manteo is now staffed with three physicians. These providers will be able to restore the care that was disrupted earlier this year, and all former Manteo patients who do not have a PCP yet and want to re-establish care at this location will be able to do so.

Hatteras Island
Dr. Bentley Crabtree
Dr. Jamie Fountain
Dr. Al Hodges
Access on Hatteras has not changed and remains stable.

Nags Head – West (co-located with Urgent Care in the Outer Banks Mall complex)
Dr. John Sanchez
Brooke Clarke, NP
Marina Turner, DNP (starts November)
The addition of Marina Turner opens up access for new adult patients from anywhere in Dare County.

Nags Head – East (opens early November and is located across the highway from the Outer Banks Mall complex)
Dr. Mark Worthen
Rachel Stanford, PA (starts December)
Edie Mullally, DNP (starts January)
Thomas Ferguson, PA (starts January)
The addition of these providers opens up access for new adult patients from anywhere in Dare County.

Nags Head – Internal Medicine
Dr. Art Metcalf
No new access at this location.

Kitty Hawk
Dr. Jeff Ray
Sarah Summerton, NP
Jeanne Moore, PA
Lori Lancsek, NP (starts January)
Alyssa Smith, PA (starts January)
The new providers at this location will assume responsibility for Dr. Terryberry’s panel. This panel is currently being handled by a temporary provider. Access for new patients will be assessed once all new providers are in place.