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10/04/2018

TenderCare Clinic welcomes new provider, Dr. Itoro Edet

TenderCare Clinic welcomed Dr. Itoro Edet on Monday, October 1st. Dr. Edet is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and will be seeing patients at TenderCare Clinic of Greensboro as well as making rounds at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dr. Itoro Edet was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, and after completing high school, she attended the University of Georgia, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology.  She went on to obtain her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her residency training in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Banner Good Samaritan/Phoenix Children’s Hospital program in Phoenix, Arizona. After her residency, she stayed an additional year in Phoenix to serve as one of the chief residents for the Internal Medicine program. This past summer, she happily relocated back to Georgia where she lives with her husband, Thaddaeus, and their three children, Sasha, Ryan, and Riley.

If you would like to make an appointment to see her at the Greensboro location, please call 706-453-1201.

09/11/2018

I’d Walk Forever for a Cure

Come join TenderCare Clinic and St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital at Greene County’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk! The walk will be Saturday, October 13 from 5-9 PM at Tiger Stadium (Greene County High School football field and track). The walk is open to all community members to support our fighters, celebrate our survivors, and honor our taken. The walk will be set up similar to a Relay for Life-type event: you are invited to come walk laps in support of the cause and to raise awareness. No sign-ups are required for this event!

The theme for breast health month this year is “Detect It, Treat It, Defeat It!” T-shirts will be available for purchase at the walk, and different community organizations and businesses will be set up around the track with information and giveaways. Luminaries will be lit at sunset to honor those who we have lost to breast cancer. Breast cancer is very prevalent in Greene County and community support is needed to encourage annual well woman exams and yearly mammograms! Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us at Tiger Stadium on October 13th!

04/23/2018

Health Fair at TenderCare Clinic draws crowd despite rain

Despite the dreary weather on April 7th, the 2nd Annual TenderCare Clinic Health Fair turned out well. Over 20 vendors were set up in the high school gym, all passing out health-related materials and informing the community about services and resources in the area. In addition to the TenderCare tables (medical screenings, dental screenings, pharmacy information, insurance information, women’s health, mental health, and preschool), a wide variety of organizations were present to promote healthy lifestyles. Many people were interested in the interactive stations that encouraged them to take a part in their own health: the common allergen screenings by The Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Center, the rapid HIV testing by the Northeast Health District, and the chiropractic screenings by Franks Chiropractic Life Center. The sponsors of the health fair were also at the event: Oconee Cancer Care (gold), Humana (silver), and St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital (bronze).

TenderCare Clinic aims to host the health fair every spring to bring awareness to the community about the importance of health. Being knowledgeable about the resources available to you is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As always, TenderCare Clinic has multiple services and locations to take care of families in the community. All insurances are accepted including Medicare and Medicaid, and discount program is available for eligible patients. You may call TenderCare Clinic at 706-453-1201 to schedule an appointment or learn more about the health fair.

 

02/28/2018

TenderCare Dental continues successful Dental at Preschool days

TenderCare Dental and Dr. Corey Woodard continue to have Dental at Preschool days with children who attend TenderCare Preschool. The program has run for over a year and a half now, serving many children of varying ages in the preschool. On Tuesday, February 26, the dental department once again turned a preschool room into a dentist office just for children, making it fun and entertaining. The TV was playing a video of Elmo brushing his teeth, and dental students from Augusta University were coloring with the children and helping them brush stuffed animals’ teeth.

On this particular day, children less than 2 years old were introduced to the dentist chair! Dr. Woodard and the senior dental students assisted the children in brushing, gently looked at the children’s mouths, and even applied a kid-friendly vanilla cupcake flavored fluoride varnish. The program is designed to keep the children calm in their own environment, and enjoy keeping up with their oral health. For questions or interest in the Dental at Preschool Program, or to schedule an appointment with TenderCare Dental, please call 706-454-5114.

02/23/2018

Vendors needed for 2nd Annual Health Fair on April 7

The TenderCare Clinic 2nd Annual Community Health Fair will be held on April 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at our downtown Greensboro location. The health fair is open to all community members to learn about living a healthy lifestyle. This year’s theme is “Healthy You, Healthy World” in honor of World Health Day being April 7th. Come out to showcase your services to the community! Vendor/participant spaces are free. Please contact Laura Shipman at lshipman@tendercarega.org or 706-454-5183 for more information, or click the link below for the application. We also welcome sponsors for our event- contact Laura with any questions.

Vendor Application Form

02/22/2018

Wellness Class at New Springfield Baptist Church

TenderCare Clinic and St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital taught a wellness class at New Springfield Baptist Church this past Saturday, February 17, 2018. Outreach members from both organizations presented information on diabetes and hypertension to the women’s group at the church in Siloam. These chronic diseases are prevalent in the local community, and knowing about ways to handle care related to them is important for a healthy lifestyle. If you are interested in a wellness class for your organization, please call TenderCare Clinic at 706-453-1201 or St. Mary’s at 706-453-7331.