Charlotte Medical Resources
If you have recently relocated to the Queen City, or are planning to do so in the near future you will certainly want to know about various medical resources. Perhaps you are looking for a dentist, pediatrician, or primary care physician in a certain neighborhood. Or you could be struggling with emotional issues thanks to your recent divorce or separation. You may even be frantically searching for an urgent care facility for a sick child in the middle of the night. Whatever the reason, you will be happy to know Charlotte is home to outstanding hospitals, medical facilities, and medical offices. Here you will find a list of medical resources that can be helpful for a recently separated or divorced person or parent.
Hospitals and Urgent Care Facilities
Regardless of the emergency of your medical needs, there are plenty of options in Charlotte. This article will provide a list of the major hospitals and facilities, where they are located, and if they specialize in a particular medical field.
Specifically if you have children, we suggest that you check out these resources in advance, just so you know exactly where you need to go in case of an emergency. Often it can be stressful for a single parent to deal with a child’s health crisis; knowing the available resources in advance can certainly help.
CMC is the largest research hospital in the region and one of only five teaching hospitals in the state of North Carolina. The main campus of CMC is located between Kings Drive and East Boulevard. This campus boasts 874 beds and is where both the Levine Children’s Center and Levine Cancer Institute are located.
A few specialty programs offered at CMC are:
- Women’s Services
CMC offers many more services as well as clinical trials, so if you are looking for treatment for something in particular, check out their website to see if they offer what you are in need of. CMC also conveniently offers online patient services that allow your visit to the hospital to go as smooth as possible. You can pay bills online, and you can also complete pre-registration online, which facilitates the registration process when you arrive.
CMC accepts many forms of insurance, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For a complete list of acceptable insurance carriers, consult this list.
CMC has many additional locations and satellite hospitals as well. The website allows you to search for a CMC location based on the type of facility you need. For instance, you can see a list of hospitals, a list of cancer care locations, and a list of emergency departments to name a few.
Presbyterian” (as it is called by Charlotteans) is part of Novant Health, a network of physicians offices, hospitals, and outpatient centers. You can find Presbyterian near uptown Charlotte, at the intersection of Randolph Road and Queens Road.
Presbyterian is equipped to provide many services, a few of which are listed below:
- Behavioral Health
- Cancer Care
- Diabetes Treatment and Education
- Infusion Services
- Pain Management
- Respiratory Services
- Sports Medicine
- Wound Care
In addition to the services listed above, Presbyterian offers classes and support groups for bariatric issues, breastfeeding, cancer care, and women’s health. Like CMC, this hospital also allow for online bill pay and pre-registration.
Urgent Care Facilities
Should you be in need of urgent care, there are many locations around the Queen City:
Finding a Doctor (Dentists, Primary Care, and Pediatricians, etc.)
To find the right caregiver for you, first check to see which practices your insurance provider covers. If you are unsure about the reputation for a specific office or caregiver, try reading reviews online at Yelp or Google, utilize Angie’s List, or simply ask around. Often the best healthcare referrals come from people who have experienced the same health issue as you. Another great way to find a suitable physician is to ask your current physician if he recommends a particular practice or office in the Charlotte area.
Charlotte has many experienced physicians, dentists, orthodontists, and other healthcare professionals with offices scattered throughout the city and surrounding areas. Here, we will provide a list of offices in various neighborhoods.
Uptown Charlotte & Surrounding Areas
(Plaza Midwood, Dilworth)
This office is in the heart of uptown on South Tryon and they perform a plethora of dental services. The practice is focused on both general dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry so whether you are looking for a teeth cleaning or porcelain veneers this office can handle it all. The exam rooms offer beautiful views of uptown Charlotte and the location is very convenient for those who work uptown.
Dr. Michael Farmer is prepared to handle most of your dental needs including but not limited to: teeth cleaning, dental exams, x-rays, bridges, crowns, root canals, implants and dentures. The office can be found at the heart of the Plaza Midwood neighborhood, near the intersection of Plaza and Central Avenue.
Located at Harding Place, Dr. Ma and Dr. Fisher are ready to handle your dentistry needs. Whether you are in need of a simple cleaning or a smile makeover they are up to the challenge.
This pediatric practice, found in Dilworth, focuses on proper growth and development of children from birth to adolescence. There are six pediatricians that practice out of this office and they are taking new patients. Dilworth Pediatrics offers many pediatric services from immunizations, weekend walk-in hours for sick patients.
If you are looking for a primary care physician to treat your internal medicine needs, Randolph Internal Medicine is a great option. Run by Carolinas healthcare, this practice can handle allergy testing, electrocardiograms, and bone densitometry as well other internal medicine needs. They even house an in-office laboratory.
Located on University Pointe Boulevard, this office provides general dentistry and pediatric dentistry services as well as crowns, veneers, braces and Invisalign.
An affiliate of the Carolinas Healthcare System, University Pediatrics provides newborn, pediatric, and adolescent medicine. They offer same-day sick appointments and immunizations as well as well-child checkups.
This pediatrician practice takes walk-ins and same day appointments. Dr. Sewanyana has been practicing for ten years and they are currently taking new patients.
This office is equipped to handle your adult medicine needs. They even offer same-day sick visits and can do on site lab work. North Charlotte Medical Specialists, affiliated with Carolinas Healthcare System can be found in the University Area on W.T. Harris Boulevard.
Dr. Rao and Dr. Brikina can handle most of your dental needs out of their South Charlotte Office. They offer family and general dentistry needs as well as certain cosmetic dental services. This practice was even featured in “Incisal Edge,” a dental publication, as being among the top forty dentists under the age of forty.
There are two pediatricians working out of this practice who can handle everything from newborn care to sports and school physicals. Additionally, the practice offers same-day appointments for sick children.
A Carolinas Healthcare Systems affiliate, South Charlotte Primary Care offers internal medicine services for adults as well as pediatric and adolescent medicine. The office can be found on Pineville-Matthews Road (also known as Highway 51).
This dental practice is located on Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Dr. James A. Wells has almost twenty years of practice and can perform general dentistry needs as well as cosmetic dentistry.
This office is run by Novant Health, and can be found on Ballantyne Corporate Place. Here your child can receive newborn care and immunizations as well as other pediatric services.
This facility employs four board certified physicians and provides comprehensive primary care in a beautiful new building. Whether you are looking for preventive care, diabetic education or even a physical examination the doctors at Ballantyne Medical Group can help.
This high Tech, Soft Touch practice located in the South Park neighborhood boasts a state of the art facility with technological advancements. General dentistry needs as well as implants, crowns, bridges, and root canals can all be performed at this location.
This practice combines years of clinical experience and a strong bond with children and families in providing pediatric services. South Park Pediatrics boasts old-fashioned quality care and can address many pediatric needs.
This Novant Health affiliated office is a primary care provider equipped to take care of children and adults. Their services include, but are not limited to, preventive medicine, women’s health, school and sports physicals, minor surgical procedures, and on-site diagnostic services.
Emotional Health Services
If you have recently been divorced or separated, you may be in need of specialized services like counseling or therapy to help cope with depression or other emotional needs. The following are offices and support groups addressing emotional health issues related to divorce.
This counseling center can help you address your own divorce-related needs through individual counseling, and can also help your child through your divorce as well. The professionals at Charlotte Family Counseling Center are trained to help very young children as well as school age children and adolescents.
DivorceCare is a 10 week program that places an emphasis on religion (specifically Christianity) in helping adults and children cope with divorce. Many Charlotte area churches offer the DivorceCare counseling and support program.
This group provides connections with others coping with divorce, separation or other spousal issues. Some activities are gender specific, others are open for all to join. A list of their upcoming meet-ups can be found on the website above.