Wake Health Services
Wake Health Services eNewsletter 
November 2014
Learn About Community Health Centers and their Impact
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We have been providing affordable and accessible healthcare to the underserved and uninsured for over 40 years. If you like what you read, please SHARE by clicking on "forward this email" at the bottom.
Want to learn more about Community Health Centers? Go to www.wakehealth.org.
Outreach Events


Franklin Community Health Services provided 44 health screenings and registered new patients at the Tar River Festival in Louisburg. Pictured above is Danielle Reese, Medical Assistant.
Volunteer Dave Turner and his wife Kay helped serve lemonade and "work the crowd."
Horizon Healthcare for the Homeless staff served Veterans at an event at the South Wilmington Street Shelter.
Our Locations
All locations have extended hours! Check the website for hours at each site.
Apex Family Medicine
212 S. Salem Street, Apex 
(919) 362-5201 
Franklin Community Health Services
111 S. Church Street, Louisburg 
(919) 340-2500
New Bern Ridge Pediatrics and Dental Center
2620 New Bern Ave., Raleigh
Pediatrics:(919) 231-3180
Dental: (919) 250-2930
Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine
1001 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh
(919) 833-3111
Now open Sat 8 am-noon
Southern Wake Family Medicine
13 N. Judd Parkway, NE
Fuquay Varina
(919) 557-1110
South Wilmington Outreach Center, Horizon Healthcare for the Homeless Program
(919) 743-3315

Administrative Offices:
(919) 255-6721
Our Services
  • Primary healthcare, all ages
  • Pediatric care
  • General dentistry for children 
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Diabetes education
  • Women's health, family planning
  • Assistance with prescriptions
  • Spanish speaking staff

 Wake Health Services is IN THE NEWS! Click here for a link to a feature on one of our newest Board members in Que Pasa newspaper. 


This is a time to time to give thanks, and we extend our gratitude and appreciation to you.
WHS Receives Grant to Expand Homeless, Dental Services


Wake Health Services has received a $237,976 grant to expand primary care. The grants were awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services, which allocates funds under the Affordable Care Act to expand the ability of health centers to provide care to the newly insured.


Click here to learn more about how Wake Health Services will use the funds to expand access.

Employee Spotlight:
Patients Always Come First for Sally Pearson, Celebrating 20 Years



"The mission is what really moved me," says Sally Pearson, remembering back to when she joined Wake Health Services 20 years ago. Sally was recently recognized for achieving this milestone anniversary.  "The reason I have stuck with Wake Health Services for so long is the mission itself and the people that we work with and serve," said Sally.   Read more.


Community Health Center Focuses on Preventive, Proactive Healthcare

Ali Goss, PA and patient Jeanette

When Jeanette had her annual check-up at Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine, she let her physician assistant, Ali Goss, know about her family's medical history. Health Centers that follow the Patient-Centered Medical Home model encourage patients like Jeanette to share their medical history so they can be proactive in their healthcare. 


"They care about my health," says Jeanette. She appreciates services such as the Drug Assistance Program which provides her with medication for just a few dollars. "This is my favorite place," she says. She makes an effort to tell others about the services at her Community Health Center.  


Building Relationships with Hipanic/Latino communites
El Pueblo Health Eductors tour the Centralized Call Center.

Wake Health Services is reaching out to the Hispanic and Latino communities to better understand their needs and be able to provide access to healthcare services. Last month two events helped strengthen this partnership. Southern Wake Family Medicine hosted a Focus Group with patients and non-patients, and a group of Health Educators from El Pueblo toured Rock Quarry Road Family Medicine.


Florence Siman, Director of Health Services for El Pueblo, said "We are thankful to be working with Wake Health Services and hope that this is an ongoing collaboration, where our promotores can provide feedback on services and support improved outreach and overall quality services to all in our community, including the Latino communities in this area." 

Meet our New Providers
Dr. Douglas Wadeson, Apex Family Medicine
Dr. Gayathri Krishna Kumar, Southern Wake Family Medicine
Dr. Maggie Martin, New Bern Ridge Pediatrics


Cranberries: a Small Berry with Big Health Benefits!


According to one of Wake Health Service's Registered Dietitians Nicole Matala, cranberries are a good source of: Vitamin C, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin E. Vitamin K and Flavonoids.


One cup of whole cranberries has only 4 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber. One cup of cranberry juice has 31 grams of sugar and 0 grams of fiber. Matala says, "Stick to the real thing! Avoid juice and the canned stuff."




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