"After perfecting her Southern drawl in rural Alabama, Laura made the journey the big city of Birmingham for higher education and higher ground. What began as an interest in English culminated as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing after which she returned to earn her Masters in Nursing with a focus in family practice. After a five-year stint as a critical care nurse, Laura returned to her primary care roots by practicing independently at a busy urgent care center, then moved to Charleston in 2017 where she worked in a high-paced family practice. With experience in both urgent care and primary care and an interesting in slowing down, listening and focusing on relationships, Laura was a perfect fit for our new urgent care population and is our newest refugee from the traditional system. As her husband, Nathan completes his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine in June of 2020, we fear our time with Laura might otherwise be limited but are confident that 16 months in our slower-paced setting will be enough to keep them both here."
"The name Access was derived from the expressed needs of patients towards the accessibility of their physician. We will do everything in our ability to promptly meet the healthcare needs of our patients, whether it is by telephone, e-mail, traditional office visits, after-hours care, or house calls. In keeping with our efforts to return to a more simplistic and traditional practice model, we will be limiting the size of our family of patients. By reducing our exposure we hope to increase our availability, eliminate long waits in the office and unnecessary visits to the emergency room. Most importantly, Access Heathcare works only for you, the patient; we do not contract with any outside parties that influence the outcome of your healthcare. We endeavor to keep the cost of medical care affordable and, more importantly, known to our patients upfront. As a by-product of this improvement in access, we hope to reunite the physician and patient in a more simplified setting, allowing us the opportunity to deliver a higher quality of care. To facilitate this mission, we have several affordable service levels from which to choose."