Sentara Medical Group is a division of Sentara Healthcare, one of the most progressive and integrated health care organizations in the nation. Sentara Healthcare as a company has the reputation as the region's gold standard of excellence for quality healthcare. Following in this tradition, Sentara Medical Group is also dedicated to providing superior patient care through an integrated, coordinated, and responsive approach to operations and services.
Our History, Our Promise, and Our Future
Sentara Medical Group was created in 1995 to optimize patient access by expanding Sentara’s geographical reach through strategically placed physician offices. Initially it was composed of mainly primary care physician practices and a few specialized internal medicine physicians; however, over the years the group has evolved into a large multi-specialty group.
Today, Sentara Medical Group brings together more than 380 primary care physicians and specialists and provides dedicated physician coverage and other high-quality medical services and expertise to patients across Southeastern Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. In addition to family medicine, internal medicine and pediatric physicians, the group includes specialists in cardiology, urology, surgery, surgical oncology, vascular services, neurology, pulmonary & critical care medicine, anesthesiology, hospital medicine and more.
Through Sentara Medical Group, patients across the region receive the care they need, when and where they need it. Sentara Medical Group offers:
Excellence in clinical quality and patient safety
Recruitment and retention of exceptional physicians and clinical staff
Value for patients through integrated clinical quality, operations and service
Support for community health care needs consistent with the Sentara mission
Access to medical services – the right care by the right caregiver at the right time
Broader mix of physicians in Sentara Medical Group supports the best medicine because they share expertise, knowledge and advances
Sentara Medical Group also continues to evaluate and invest in cutting edge technology and the incorporation of the latest advancements in patient care.
Efforts are now underway to install an electronic medical record system called Sentara eCare ® throughout all Sentara facilities and offices. Ultimately this Sentara eCare ® system will link Sentara Medical Group practices together along with Sentara Hospitals, outpatient facilities, and more. Physicians will also be able to access and reference their patient’s hospital records from the physician office. This will enable both enhanced communication between providers as well as improved coordination and continuity of care.
Another tool being introduced through Sentara Medical Group practices is Sentara MyChart®, an online tool that provides patients with secure access to their physician and electronic medical record. This tool allows patients to become an even more active member of their healthcare team. They can also schedule appointments, request prescription refills and review test results through a secure online portal.
The result of better aligning skills, interests, technology and resources: superior clinical outcomes, optimized patient safety and a positive customer experience. Indeed, with a focus on quality, advanced technology and collaboration, Sentara Medical Group is setting the standard for healthcare every day.