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Dedicated Care Center Fee Increase

Dear Patients,

It seems like we just started the Dedicated Care Center yesterday, seeking to focus on you, our patient, by providing high quality, personalized, and efficient care. As demand has grown, we have worked to expand our services, including increasing our team of physicians and staff. As we are all aware, many costs have increased over this period of time, and we have been able to avoid any change to date. Now, to continue to provide the level of care and service you have come to expect, our fee will increase by $25 per month to $150 per month beginning May 1, 2017. This is the first time we have increased our fee in over 10 years since our inception.

The rates for monthly payments will be effective as of May 25, 2017 and for annual payment, upon annual renewal. Your method of payment will be charged accordingly if you are enrolled in our electronic funds transfer program. Should you have any questions, your Patient Service Coordinator is here to assist you. We greatly appreciate and respect your trust and confidence in us, and look forward to continuing to be here for you and guide you safely through an ever more complicated health care world.

Most sincerely yours,

Gregg R. Clifford, MD, FACP
Julie L. Damman, MD, FACP
Glenn C. Jones, MD, MBA, FACP
Charles A. Lisner, MD, FACP
Sherry A. Scheib, MD, FACP
Mark D. Weisman, MD, MBA, FACP

Nutritional Seminars 2017 Schedule

Download the new schedules here.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Schedule

The office will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan.2


Patients can call the On Call Number.

Happy Holidays!

As an added convenience we have prepared instructions for the upcoming holiday closings. As always, we here at the Dedicated Care Center hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

  • 11/26/2015 — The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
  • 11/27/2015 — During the hours of 12:00pm- 4:00pm the office will be open. After 4:00pm please call the after-hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
  • 12/24/2015 — During the hours of 8:00am- 12:00pm the office will be open. After 12:00pm, please call the after-hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
  • 12/25/2015 — The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
  • 12/31/2015 — During the hours of 8:00am–12:00pm the office will be open. After 12:00pm, please call the after-hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
  • 1/1/2016 — The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
Happy Holidays!

As an added convenience we have prepared instructions for the upcoming holiday closings. As always, we here at the Dedicated Care Center hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

  • 12/24/2014 — The office will be open between the hours of 8:00am-12:00pm. After 12:00pm, please call the after-hours number at 757-252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
  • 12/25/2014 — The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after-hours number at 757-252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
  • 12/26/2014 — There will be staff members available to answer your phone call between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm; however, the office is closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after-hours number at 757-252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
  • 12/31/2014 — The office will be open between the hours of 8:00am-12:00pm. After 12:00pm, please call the after-hours number at 757-252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
  • 1/1/2015 — The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after-hours number at 757-252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.
Nutritional Seminars 2015 Schedule

All Classes Are Held From 1:00-2:00 On the Following Dates:

  • January 14th — Eating “Clean”
  • February 11th — Eat Yourself Healthy
  • March 11th — Foods as Medicine
  • April 8th — The Truth about Diet Sodas
  • May 13th — Grocery Shopping Tour – Location TBA
  • June10th — Traveling and Eating Out
  • July 15th — Health at Every Size
  • August 12th — Diabetes/Glycemic Index
  • September 9th — Weight Loss and Exercise
  • October 14th –Latest Update on Hot Topics–Coconut Oil, Caffeine, Sugar Substitutes
  • November 4th — Preventing Heart Attacks
  • December 9th — Diet and Stress
Happy New Year!

  1. Micro Fit Schedule can be Downloaded here.
  2. Nutritional Seminar flyer can be downloaded here.
  3. Diabetic Education Classes can be downloaded here Please call me to schedule your patients for these sessions. They are now only offered once a month, alternating between morning and evening sessions.
Happy Holidays!

As an added convenience we have prepared instructions for the upcoming holiday closings. As always, we here at the Dedicated Care Center hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

12/24/2013

During the hours of 8:00a.m.- 12:00p.m. there will be staff members available to answer your phone call, however the office is closed in observance of the holiday .Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.

12/25/2013

The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.

12/31/2013

During the hours of 8:00a.m.- 12:00p.m. the office will be open. After 12:00p.m., please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.

1/1/2014

The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician

To You and Yours! Holiday Schedule

As an added convenience we have prepared instructions for the upcoming holiday closings. As always, we here at the Dedicated Care Center hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

11/22/2012

The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.

11/23/2012

During the hours of 8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m. there will be staff members available to answer your phone call, however the office is closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.

12/24/2012

During the hours of 8:00a.m.- 12:00p.m. there will be staff members available to answer your phone call, however the office is closed in observance of the holiday .Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.

12/25/2012

The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.

12/31/2012

During the hours of 8:00a.m.- 12:00p.m. the office will be open. After 12:00p.m., please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.

1/1/2013

The office will be closed in observance of the holiday. Please call the after hours number at 252-9400 if you have an urgent need or would like to speak with the on-call physician.

The Dedicated Care Center has New Online Payment

We are pleased to annouce that our patients will now be able to view and pay their bills online. Please click on the link on the right hand side of the Dedicated Care Center Website's main page and you will be redirected to www.sentara.com to pay your bill. Our patients now have the capability to pay their Doctor's Office Bills, Hospital Bills, and DCC Membership Dues online. Please call your Patient Service Coordinator if you have any questions about this new service.

The Dedicated Care Center is Heading Home to Fort Norfolk

We are happy to announce that we will be moving back to Fort Norfolk and will resume patient care at that office on Monday, August 6th

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding over the past couple of months. We appreciate the trust you place in us as your healthcare partner.

Dedicated Care Center at Temporary Location

Dear Patients:

As many of you know, our offices at the Fort Norfolk Plaza building were damaged by a roof fire on Monday, April 9th. Unfortunately, until the necessary repairs are made, the building is not accessible. We are working closely with the building owners and the City of Norfolk to return to our location as quickly as possible. In the meantime, your continued care is our priority.

While the damage is assessed and reoccupancy plans established, we want you to know how to reach your healthcare team at the Dedicated Care Center.

Our phone lines remain the same.

  • Main DCC Phone- (757) 252-9300 DCC On-Call Phone- (757) 252-9400
  • Dr. Gregg Clifford- (757) 252-9250 Dr. Julie Damman- (757) 252-9310
  • Dr. Glenn Jones- (757) 252-9280 Dr. Charles Lisner- (757) 252-9330
  • Dr. Sherry Scheib- (757) 252-9350 Dr. Mark Weisman- (757) 252-9340

On Monday, April 23rd we began seeing patients at the Interstate Commerce Center (ICC) Building 16, formerly the Koger Executive Center, at 6333 Center Drive, Norfolk VA, 23502. Once you turn into the parking lot, you will see our entrance with the yellow awning. A map with directions is also included on the back of this letter.

We apologize for any inconvenience this event is causing and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work quickly to return to Fort Norfolk Plaza. If you have any questions or have a special need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,
The Physicians & Staff at Dedicated Care Center

When you call to schedule or reschedule your appointment, you will be directed to the Interstate Commerce Center (ICC), formerly the Koger Executive Center, at 6333 Center Drive, Norfolk VA, 23502. • The office is best accessed by turning right on Kempsville Road and then right on Center Drive after exiting I264 South at Newtown Road. The building will then be located on the right.

temporary location for dedicated care center due to fire
Update on Fort Norfolk Medical Offices

At Sentara, the safety of our patients, visitors, physicians and staff are of utmost concern to us. As situations arise that impact the safety of - or access to - our facilities, we are committed to keeping everyone informed and up-to-date.

The roof fire at 301 Riverview Avenue in Norfolk (last night/Apr. 9th) affected five of Sentaras practices, and as a result, all sites will be closed for patient appointments for at least the next few days. Impacted sites include:

  • Executive Evaluation Center
  • Dedicated Care Center
  • Sentara Family Medicine Physicians
  • Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians
  • Fort Norfolk Diagnostic Center

We are still early in the process of working with inspectors and City officials to assess the damage and determine when we will be able to safely regain access to the building. While we await a final report on the length of time our building will be inaccessible, we are also in the process of identifying alternative sites of care with a goal to reestablish our ability to care for patients - wherever that may be - as soon as possible.

A team is meeting daily and will be coordinating regular updates for patients and the community at large here on Sentara.com. Patients with scheduled appointments will be contacted.

If care is needed immediately, there are also two Sentara Urgent Care locations nearby. A full listing is also available at Sentara.com/urgentcare.

1. Sentara Urgent Care
1326 E. Little Creek Road
Norfolk, VA 23518
Phone: (757) 583-6338

2. Sentara Urgent Care
850 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 261-5999

We apologize for any inconvenience this event may have caused and thank you for your patience as we work through the aftermath of the fire. We will continue to keep you updated as additional information is available and new locations for care are established.

DCC Offices Closed Wed. 4/11/12 & Thur. 4/12/12

Our offices will be closed Wednesday 4/11/12 and Thursday 4/12/12 due to a fire we experienced at the Fort Norfolk Building earlier this week. If you have an immediate emergency please call our on-call phone 757-252-9400.

Dedicated Care Center Nutrition Seminars Schedule 2012


2012 Schedule for Nutrition Seminars at the Dedicated Care Center

LOCATION: Fort Norfolk Building 301 Riverview Avenue, Suite 900

All Classes are from 1:30pm-2:30pm

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February 1, 2012
Heart Healthy Eating

March 7, 2012
Navigating the Grocery Stores

April 4, 2012
Eating to Boost your Immunity

May 2, 2012
Carbohydrates-Friend or Foe?

June 6, 2012
Eating Away from Home

July 11, 2012
Nutrition Supplements

August 1, 2012
Cooking for One or Two

September 5, 2012
Nutrition as We Age

October 3, 2012
Label Reading

November 7, 2012
Holiday Eating Strategies

December 5, 2012
The Scoop on Fat in our Diet

Holiday Hours


The office will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012 in observance of New Years Day. Please call the After Hours Number at 757-252-9400 for assistance.

Introducing Our New Dietitian


Nancy Harding

Nancy Harding has been a Registered Dietitian for more than 35 years. She earned her BS from the University of Washington and did her Internship at Yale- New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Nancy re-located to Virginia Beach more than 20 years ago with her family.

As a Registered Dietitian, Nancy can provide clinical expertise to clients who have nutritional needs from diabetic education and heart healthy meals to clients who are at high risk for nutrition support. Nancy has served the past 13 years at Sentara Home Care providing nutrition counseling and intervention to patients and their families in order to assure an understanding of nutrition therapy.

Nancy has earned a Sentara Promise Award for her outstanding commitment and service excellence. She currently enjoys traveling with her family.

A Question of Hand Health-Dupuytren's Contracture


Caroline R. Triepel, M.D.

Imagine how challenging activities of daily living might be if your fingers curled toward the palm of your hand causing your hand to be immobile or less functional. Activities requiring manual dexterity-like wrapping your hand around a car's steering wheel or even washing dishes-would be increasingly difficult for the person with the disease known as Dupuytren's (du-pra-tranz) contracture.

What is Dupuytren's Contracture?

Dupuytren's contracture is a condition where the connective tissue that lies beneath the skin in the palm of the hand tightens into a "cord". What begins as a small knot or painless lump at the base of the ring, little or middle fingers over time may impair the function of the hand as the contracture pulls the finger or fingers toward the palm. This results in losing the ability to fully open or flatten the hand. Interestingly, the index finger and thumb are seldom involved in this condition.

What are it's Causes?

No one really knows what causes Dupuytren's contracture, but it is well known that it runs in families. People of northern European descent-Scandinavia, England, Scotland and Wales-have the highest incidence. And it is about seven times higher among men than among women.

Most of the time, the disease doesn't show up until after age 40. However, a very aggressive form may rarely appear in teenagers and children Other factors have been suspected for causing Dupuytren's, such as trauma, diabetes, alcoholism, epilepsy, and liver disease, but there is no clear relationship. Once a patient develops it, there is no diet or exercise that will inhibit it.

What are the Treatment Options?

In mild cases, especially if hand function is not affected, only observation is needed. As Dupuyten's progresses, activities of daily living become affected. Common patient complaints include difficulty putting a hand in a pocket because the contracted finger gets caught. Many patients have difficulty gripping items such as a golf club. When hand function becomes affected, it's time to investigate possible treatment options.

One method is surgical removal (fasciectomy) of the "cord" of hardened connective tissue in the palm to restore some function to the hand. The disadvantage of this procedure is the lengthy recovery time and greater risk of injury to nerves or arteries in the hand.

A more recent, less invasive approach divides the "cords" but does not remove them. The procedure, called Needle Aponeurotomy, uses a needle to sweep and cut the cord (fasciotomy) and is an alternative that requires no incisions and can be performed under local anesthesia in the physician's office. Recovery is usually quicker as well.

Another newer treatment involves the injection of an enzyme called collagenase directly into the "cord". After the injection, the finger is straightened in the office under local anesthesia the next day.

While all three treatments should be considered, it's important to know therapy and splinting is an integral part of the rehabilitative process to maximize the straightening of the fingers and the function of the hand. Despite treatment, the disease process may recur in adjoining hand tissue or when the less invasive treatments are employed as opposed to the more invasive fasciectomy treatment.

If you think you may have Dupuytren's disease, the first step is to make an appointment with a hand surgeon specially trained to help you evaluate treatments that provide you with the best knowledge of all options to treat Duputryen's disease. Hand health is an important dimension of maximizing your physical health and maintaining optimum function for all activities of daily living.

Caroline R. Triepel, M.D. is a board certified and fellowship trained hand surgeon practicing with Sentara Hand Surgery Specialists in Hampton Roads VA. She received her medical degree at the University of Virginia followed by general surgery and orthopedic residencies at Wake Forest University Medical Center in North Carolina. Dr. Triepel completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston MA prior to practicing in the Hampton Roads area.

Sentara MyChart iPhone App


Sentara is committed to becoming a stronger partner in your healthcare. Now, Sentara patients can use their iPhones to access their electronic medical information on the go - anytime, anywhere. Read More

Dedicated Care Center Nutrition Seminars Schedule 2011


2011 Schedule for Nutrition Seminars at the Dedicated Care Center
The 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month

LOCATION: Fort Norfolk Building 301 Riverview Avenue, Suite 900
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February 7, 2011
The Food Mood- Connection – 1:30-2:30pm
Sorting out Sodium – 3:00-4:00pm

March 7, 2011
The Power of Protein – 1:30-2:30pm
Nutrition Supplements – 3:00-4:00pm

April 4, 2011
Fueling your Fitness – 1:30-2:30pm
The “Skinny” on Fats – 3:00-4:00pm

May 2, 2011
Understanding the Nutrition Label – 1:30-2:30pm
Eating Out – 3:00-4:00pm

June 6, 2011
Smart Shopping – 1:30-2:30pm
The Beauty of Breakfast – 3:00-4:00pm

Please call your PSC to schedule 252-9300

The New York Times, Nov 4 2010 CT Scans Cut Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Finds

Since December 2003, The Executive Evaluation Center has been a leading force in the early detection of Lung Cancer by incorporating a Lung CT in their comprehensive physical evaluation. For more information, or to schedule your Executive Evaluation please call 757-252-9200. What you don't know can hurt you.

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Dedicated Care Center is "going live" on e-Care in December!

Dedicated Care Center is "going live" on e-Care in December! Stay connected for further details on our official "go live" date.

For more information on e-Care Click Here

For more information on Sentara MyChart Click Here

 

Dedicated Care Center Moving to Fort Norfolk Plaza

Our New Address:
301 Riverview Avenue, Suite 900
Norlfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-252-9300

New Address for DCC

From Colley Avenue
Pass through the intersection of Colley and Brambleton Avenue. Take a right
off Colley Avenue onto Southampton Avenue, and then take a right onto
Riverview Avenue. The Dedicated Care Center will be located on the 9th floor,
suite 900.


From Brambleton Avenue – West
When traveling west on Brambleton Avenue, take a left on Colley Avenue.
Then, take a right off Colley Avenue onto Southampton Avenue and then a
right onto Riverview Avenue. The Dedicated Care Center will be located on
the 9th floor, suite 900.


From Brambleton Avenue – East
While traveling east on Brambleton Avenue take a right on Colley Avenue.
Then, take a right off Colley Avenue onto Southampton Avenue and then a
right onto Riverview Avenue. The Dedicated Care Center will be located on
the 9th floor, suite 900.

 

Nutrition Seminars at the Dedicated Care Center


2010 Schedule for Nutrition Seminars at the Dedicated Care Center
The 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month

LOCATION: Wainwright Building, 9th Floor Conference Room
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January 18, 2010
The Food Mood- Connection – 1:30-2:30pm
Nutrition as We Age – 3:00-4:00pm

February 1, 2010
The Skinny on Fats – 1:30-2:30pm
Fueling your Fitness – 3:00-4:00pm

February 15, 2010
Understanding the Nutrition Label – 1:30-2:30pm
Carbohydrate Confusion – 3:00-4:00pm

March 1, 2010
Sorting out Sodium – 1:30-2:30pm
The Power of Protein – 3:00-4:00pm

March 15, 2010
The Beauty of Breakfast – 1:30-2:30pm
Smart Shopping – 3:00-4:00pm

April 5, 2010
Cooking “Lite” but Luscious – 1:30-2:30pm
Nutrition Myths and Mysteries – 3:00-4:00pm

May 3, 2010
Nutrition Myths and Mysteries – 1:30-2:30pm
Eating Out Hype or Helpful? – 3:00-4:00pm

May 17, 2010
The Food-Mood Connection – 1:30-2:30pm
Understanding the Nutrition Label – 3:00-4:00pm

June 7, 2010
The Skinny on Fats – 1:30-2:30pm
Fueling your Fitness – 3:00-4:00pm

June 21, 2010
The Power of Protein – 1:30-2:30pm
Smart Shopping – 3:00-4:00pm

July 19, 2010
Sorting out Sodium – 1:30-2:30pm
Nutrition as We Age – 3:00-4:00pm

August 2, 2010
Eating Out Hype or Helpful?– 1:30-2:30pm
Carbohydrate Confusion – 3:00-4:00pm

August 16, 2010
Cooking Lite but Luscious – 1:30-2:30pm
Nutrition Supplements:Hype or Helpful? – 3:00-4:00pm

September 20, 2010
Nutrition Myths and Mysteries – 1:30-2:30pm
The Beauty of Breakfast – 3:00-4:00pm

October 4, 2010
Fueling your Fitness – 1:30-2:30pm
Smart Shopping – 3:00-4:00pm

October 18, 2010
The Skinny on Fats – 1:30-2:30pm
The Power of Protein – 3:00-4:00pm

November 1, 2010
The Food-Mood Connection – 1:30-2:30pm
Festive but Fit Holidays – 3:00-4:00pm

December 6, 2010
Festive but Fit Holidays – 1:30-2:30pm
Nutrition as We Age – 3:00-4:00pm

December 20, 2010
The Beauty of Breakfast – 1:30-2:30pm
Cooking Lite but Luscious – 3:00-4:00pm

 

Sessions are held on the first and third Monday of each month except for the following: January 4, April 19, July 5, September 6 and November 15


. If you are a patient of Dr. Bethea’s, please continue to call 757-388-1851 and a Patient Services Coordinator will be happy to direct your care to one of our other Dedicated Care Physicians.