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Walk to Wellness program starts March 11

TenderCare Clinic has partnered with St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital for the third year in a row to provide Walk to Wellness, a six-week walking program. Walk to Wellness helps our patients and community become healthier, one step at a time! Studies show that brisk walking for 30 minutes to an hour every day helps to lower blood pressure and reduce risk for various conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as maintain a healthy weight.

The program will start with a pre-assessment: collecting simple health information such as blood pressure reading, weight, and BMI. For the following six weeks, the group will meet to walk together and encourage each other. After the six weeks of walking, the health data will be collected again so participants can see how the daily walking improved their overall health. Walking together with others in a supportive group helps everyone be more motivated to exercise.

The pre-assessment will be on Monday, March 11th at TenderCare Clinic of Greensboro. Walking will be every Monday-Thursday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm at Robinson Park in Greensboro (409 E Bush St), from Tuesday, March 12th to Wednesday, April 17th. The post-assessment will be on Thursday, April 18th at TenderCare.

If you are interested in the program, please contact Bria Brown at 706-453-5167 or Laura Ringer at 706-454-5183. Even if you are not able to join us to walk every day, please come out to Robinson Park on the days that you can make it! Start your steps towards healthier habits by signing up today!


Free Medicare Information Session

Have questions about Medicare? Turning 65? Worried about prescription costs? Concerned about out-of-pocket expenses?

TenderCare Clinic is hosting a Medicare information session Tuesday, February 26th from 10:00am – 11:00am at the Wellness Center. The presentation, given by a GeorgiaCares Coordinator, will help you learn about Medicare and Medicare assistance programs. GeorgiaCares is the State Health Insurance Assistant Program for Georgia and offers free, unbiased Medicare education, outreach, and counseling.

If you are interested in attending the class, please contact Laura at 706-454-5183 to reserve your space! The class is free to all community members.


2018 Year End Review

Hello community partners, patients, parents, and friends! Click the link below to see a quick summary of TenderCare Clinic in 2018. The new year will surely bring more great happenings to TenderCare!

2018 Year In Review


TenderCare Clinic gains new leadership under Dr. Dave Ringer

The TenderCare Clinic Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave A. Ringer, MD, CPE, FAAFP as the new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Ringer is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia with a Doctor of Medicine, and he also holds an Executive Certificate in Business Management from John Hopkins University. Dr. Ringer owned Family Medical Associates of Lake Oconee for 22 years before joining his practice with TenderCare Clinic in 2011. He has served as the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operations Officer in the company for multiple years, allowing him to gain experience in management and use his knowledge learned from John Hopkins University. Dr. Ringer has been devoted to the community in Greene County from the very beginning of his medical career, and he is now looking forward to leading TenderCare Clinic and continuing the tradition of excellent care to the community.

With this change, Dr. Ringer appoints a new leadership team to assist him with day-to-day operations and staff management. This leadership team consists of a Chief Operating Officer, Mary Kate Dauler, a Chief Financial Officer, Stephanie Myers, and a Chief Clinical Officer, Carri Thomas.

Mary Kate Dauler came to TenderCare Clinic with years of experience from The Farmers Bank. Since coming on board in 2016, she has been promoted from Executive Assistant to Director of Administrative Services due to her being a quick learner and a natural born leader. Dauler works heavily in grants management and administration, securing the funding for clinical operations and new services. Dauler will be an instrumental member of the leadership team as she manages the day-to-day operations in the administrative and billing offices as the Chief Operating Officer.

Stephanie Myers, MAcc, RN, is a graduate of Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy. She then returned to school and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Myers has worked at TenderCare Clinic for over a year as the Clinical Care Manager, coordinating all nursing home patients as well as employee health. Before she became a Registered Nurse, Myers worked at Robert A. Reynolds, CPA as an accountant and also did accounting work for Waddell and Associates. Myers’ training as an accountant, combined with her medical experience, makes her a perfect fit for being the Chief Financial Officer in a healthcare setting.

Carri Thomas has worked with TenderCare Clinic since 2011 and was employed at Family Medical Associates of Lake Oconee before the practices were joined. Thomas started as a Medical Assistant, gaining years of experience in the office setting. She was then promoted to Office Manager at the Lake Oconee office, obtaining experience in staff management. Thomas was then promoted to Clinical Quality Coordinator, and then again to be the Director of Clinical Services. She is currently taking business management classes from Valdosta State University. Thomas oversees operations and employees in all four medical offices and will now also be overseeing dental and pharmacy services as the Chief Clinical Officer.


2019 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act runs November 1 through December 15, 2018 this year. Coverage will begin January 1, 2019. Individuals who are already enrolled have a chance to renew or re-enroll into a different plan, and those who have not already enrolled have the opportunity to purchase affordable health insurance through The Marketplace.

Come to TenderCare Clinic in Greensboro for Open Enrollment assistance. In one location, you will be able to make side-by-side comparisons of plans that will best meet you and your family’s needs and budget. For more information, please contact the Licensed Navigator for your area, Shannon Lester, at TenderCare Clinic. You must have an appointment to discuss health insurance; TCC will not take walk-ins for open enrollment.

Phone: 706-454-5153


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.


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!


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.



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.


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 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