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EVMS physicians to provide medical care at Sentara PACE site 

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Portsmouth Family Medicine doctors will also staff senior day program

Portsmouth, VA (1 July, 2010 ) – Physicians with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School have agreed to provide medical care services for the Sentara Life Care PACE senior day program in Churchland.

Drs. Anne Donnelly and Richard Bikowski, who practice at the EVMS Portsmouth Family Medicine office on Crawford Parkway, will now provide on-site services for PACE as well. Joining them will be Dr. Richard Whalen, a member of the EVMS faculty who will continue as medical director for the Sentara PACE sites in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth.

PACE is an acronym for the federally-supported Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, which allows seniors who qualify for nursing home care under Medicaid and/or Medicare, to live at home with their families. PACE provides morning and evening transportation, meals, activities and routine medical care for up to 120 participants, as well as hospitalization and rehabilitation if required.

The Portsmouth location, which opened in March in the Churchland Shopping Center on Churchland Boulevard, is the second Sentara PACE location. Another site at Baker Crossing on Newtown Road in Virginia Beach has operated for 12 years. 
 
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