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Mecklenburg Medical Group patient?
We’ve got you covered.

You may have heard that some doctors have requested to leave Atrium Health's Mecklenburg Medical Group (MMG) practice. If you’re wondering what this means for you, we’re here to help.

Rest assured that we’re still here to care for you – and that the quality of care you’ve come to expect from us won’t change.

We’re here to answer your questions.

What’s going on?

Some doctors have requested to leave our Atrium Health MMG practice. While we have offered them the opportunity to remain a part of our MMG practice and still hope they decide to stay, we have made the decision to grant them their request.

No matter what, know that we fully intend to continue caring for you and all of our patients.

We have a dedicated team to help you. Call us at 704-863-8299.

Is Atrium Health's MMG practice leaving Atrium Health?

No. MMG is not leaving Atrium Health. However, some of its doctors have requested to leave our MMG practice. Our MMG practice is still here to provide the same excellent care you’re used to, and as our patient, you’re still our number one priority.

Why are these doctors leaving?

We can’t speak on their behalf, but we can say that we value and respect these doctors and we hope they decide to stay.

Was there an email that went out to patients? I am a patient and did not receive this email.

We are committed to keeping you up to date on what is happening with our MMG practice and your doctor, and we did send an email update to patients who go to our MMG practice on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. If you did not receive this email, you can view the email that was sent by clicking here.

Is my doctor staying or leaving?

Some doctors with Atrium Health’s MMG practice have confirmed that they will be staying. If your doctor is on the list below, they are staying and there will be no changes to your care. The nurses, clinical assistants and advanced clinical practitioners, who are part of your healthcare team, will also remain part of our MMG practice and provide continuity during this transition.

  • Molly Fortner, MD
  • Barry Hanger, MD
  • Linda Hudson, MD
  • Victoria Hudspeth, MD
  • Brian Kersten, MD
  • Gregory Kimmerle, MD
  • Ralph Leonard, MD
  • Anne Lutin, MD
  • Kathleen Short, MD
  • Terry Short, MD
  • Carmen Teague, MD
  • Tracela Vaden, MD
  • Seth Vining, MD

If your doctor is not on this list, they are likely one of the doctors who has requested to leave our MMG practice. Please call us to confirm at 704-863-8299. The doctors who have requested to leave haven’t yet told us of their plans. If your doctor chooses to leave, we’ll let you know.

What if I have an upcoming appointment, or need to make a new one?

For now, your doctor will continue to see you at our MMG practice.You can keep any upcoming appointments you had already scheduled, and you can continue to make new appointments with your doctor as usual. If anything changes that affects your appointments, we’ll let you know right away.

What if I need a prescription refill?

Please continue to request prescription refills as usual. If anything changes that affects your care, we’ll let you know right away.

If my doctor leaves Atrium Health, will they continue to accept my insurance?

If you continue to receive care from Atrium Health, your insurance will continue to be accepted as usual. If a doctor leaves Atrium Health, we don’t know whether your insurance will be accepted at their new practice.

Can you help me find a new doctor with Atrium Health?

Yes – and we have a dedicated team to help you. Call us at 704-863-8299.

I’ve been hearing a lot about Atrium Health lately. What’s going on?

In everything we do, we ask one guiding question: “What’s best for our patients?”

Get the facts on some recent updates, and learn how we’re still taking the best care of you.

I still have questions. Can you help?

Absolutely. We’re here to help with any other questions you have. If you’re a patient of our MMG practice, we have a dedicated team for you to call for help. Call us at 704-863-8299.

Why should I choose to stay with Atrium Health?

The exceptional care you’ve come to expect from us hasn’t changed. Getting care from Atrium Health gives you:

  • Coordinated, connected care through one medical record shared by all of your doctors
  • Access to our world-class specialists at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital and more
  • Convenient care options like video and email visits, plus online tools like MyCarolinas to help you manage your health