Meet the Advance Team: Doris Batts-Murray, MD  

Check out a new feature on our website that allows you to take a minute to get to know some of our providers and employees.

This month: Dr. Batts-Murray, the lead provider in Louisburg, explains show she lives the Advance mission. 

Locations & Services

212 S. Salem Street
130 N. Judd Parkway, NE

111 S. Church Street
Pediatrics and Dental Center
Relocating to new building on Rock Quarry Road, Fall 2015
2620 New Bern Ave., Raleigh
Pediatrics:(919) 231-3180
Dental: (919) 250-2930
Southeast Raleigh
New building opens this Fall!   
Patients are now being seen by Dr. Leroy Darkes at the Senior Health Center.
1001 Rock Quarry Rd.

Horizon Healthcare for the Homeless Outreach Center
South Wilmington Men's Shelter

Administrative Offices:
(919) 255-6721

One number, all locations:

Services and Programs:
Adult Medicine
Pediatric Medicine
Teen Medicine
Senior Health Center
Family Dental
Behavioral Health Counseling
Substance Abuse Counseling
Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling
Pharmacy (coming soon)
Horizon Healthcare for the Homeless

 Referrals to specialty and diagnostic services are available for uninsured patients through Project Access.


Sept 22
National Voter Registration Day

Voter Registration Drive at Southeast Raleigh location, 1001 Rock Quarry Road. Everyone is welcome--you don't have to be a patient!

Sept. 26

DHIC and Chavis Park Celebration

October 11

Health Fair, 1001 Rock Quarry  Road, hosted by Christian Faith Baptist Church  

October 15
Mediare Open Enrollment begins

October 22
Get Up & Go Breakfast with the Advance Team. Sponsorships now available. Contact Adam or Jessie: 919-573-0069 or jguggenheim@advancechc.org.

Tar River Festival 2015 

Our Advance Team in Louisburg provided more than 120 free health screenings and registered people to vote at the Tar River Festival in September.

For more information on events and Outreach & Enrollment dates, visit our website: www.advancechc.org.

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Senator Tillis Gets Sneak Peek at New Health Center


 US Senator Thom Tillis made his first official visit to a Community Health Center during Health Center Week in August.  


"Your track record speaks for itself," stated the Senator. He was impressed with the new building and increased number of patients  we will be able to serve. Senator Tillis shared his understanding of the Patient-Centered Medical Home concept, and how Federally-Qualified Health Centers save money by providing a Medical Home for patients.    


The new medical building, located adjacent to the existing Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine building, will open to patients in October. Watch for information about grand opening festivities later this winter after the full project is complete.  

Tips on How to Offer Mental Health Support to Someone Who Rejects It 


Sarah Leggett, LCSW

Do you know someone going through a difficult time? Perhaps it is depression, grief, or a newly diagnosed mental illness?  If so, you may have tried to offer mental health support to a loved one or family member, but they keep rejecting it.  Now what do you do?


Sarah Leggett, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Advance Community Health, offers some valuable advice.  "When someone is going through a mental health struggle, or dealing with new moods and emotions, he or she may feel embarrassed or insecure about their situation.  They may grow angry when others try to share mental health support," says Leggett.  


Here are three ways to support someone you know going through a difficult time. Leggett advises, "You do not want to overwhelm someone with support and advice if they are not ready to embrace it yet." Instead, she says, find small, non-intrusive ways to show them you care. For instance:


1. Plan a relaxing activity to do with the person who is struggling.  Calming activities can help individuals step away from their frustrations and focus on something else.  Read more
Advancing Healthcare in our Community

Our Louisburg staff is on a roll! They provided more than 100 free health screenings to Louisburg College Students at a Student Engagement Fair in early September. Our registered dietitian was on hand to provide nutritional tips and handouts.

"From serving students to faculty and guests, it was a great community outreach event," said Marilyn Dorsey, Practice Manager. "We want them to know they have affordable healthcare within walking distance of the campus." 
Do you know someone who needs a Healthcare Home? Call us! 

We'll be happy to supply you with contact cards. Help us spread the word to folks who may need a healthcare home. We serve everyone: Medicaid, Medicare, most private insurances and the uninsured. Email Karen for copies:   kcook@advancechc.org.

This Fall Recipe Packs a Nutrition Punch 


Looking for a good fall recipe? Our registered dietian Nicole Matala sugggests Skillet Chicken with Cranberries and Apples, a good source of both Vitamin C and Fiber. She says leave the skin on the apples since many of an apple's nutrients are found here.  

  • 1 pound chicken tenders, trimmed and cut in half on the diagonal
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 crisp red apples, such as Braeburn, Fuji or Gala, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red onion, quartered and sliced
  • 3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice, divided
  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  1. Sprinkle both sides of chicken tenders with 1/4 teaspoon each thyme, salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add the chicken. Cook, stirring, until lightly browned on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a clean plate.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add apples, onion, 2 tablespoons cider (or juice) and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon each thyme and salt. Stir to combine. Cook, stirring often, until the apples and onion are softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add cranberries and sprinkle flour over everything in the pan; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Return the chicken to the pan and pour in the remaining cider (or juice). Cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes more.

Nutrition:Per serving: 287 calories; 10 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 63 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 4 g fiber; 496 mg sodium; 415 mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C.

OUR MISS ION: To deliver quality, compassionate primary healthcare--every patient, every time--in response to the ne eds of our communities.

For appointments, call 919-833-3111
Development office: 919-573-0069
Administration: 919-255-6721