Special to Iredell Free News
Iredell Health System, in partnership with the Iredell Physician Network, announced that Dr. Anthony Elkins has joined the practice at Iredell Primary Care.
Elkins is a board-certified physician in both family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. He has more than 20 years of experience and a special interest in sports medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He chose the family medicine specialty because he enjoys caring for patients of all ages and developing long-term relationships with patients and their families.
As part of his approach to medical care, Elkins emphasizes taking care of the person, not the disease. He focuses on solving the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.
“I want to get to know my patients personally to find out what their healthcare goals are. We will create a personalized treatment plan that works with their goals and priorities to get them to a state of better health,” he said.
Upon their first visit with Elkins, patients can expect to meet a friendly, trusted partner in their health.
“I hope to build a trusting relationship with my patients and their families so they will want to turn to me for any healthcare need they have. I want patients to consider me their medical home where I can care for their whole health,” said Elkins.
Elkins earned his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in family medicine and osteopathic medicine through Michigan State University at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Mich.
He is a member of several organizations, including:
♦ American Osteopathic Association;
♦ American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians;
♦ American Academy of Osteopathy;
♦ North Carolina Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, past president; and
♦ North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association, past president
In addition, Elkins is an assistant professor of family medicine at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at both the Virginia and South Carolina campuses.
Elkins advocates for family physicians and their patients and has been active in healthcare policy at both state and national levels for 15 years.
In his free time, Elkins enjoys weight training, running, cycling, boating, wakeboarding, and wake surfing. His wife is also a family physician, and they have two daughters in high school.
His favorite health tip is to be consistent.
“Whatever health habit you are trying to change, be consistent, show up, and prioritize it in your life. Motivation gets you started, dedication brings you success, and I will help you,” said Elkins.
Elkins will practice at Iredell Primary Care, located at 114 Gateway Boulevard, Suite B, in Mooresville. The practice was formerly known Iredell Primary Care for Women. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anthony Elkins, please call 980-435-0406.
About Iredell Health System
Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Mooresville; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,700 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The Health System’s newest campus, Iredell Mooresville, is home to the area’s only 24-hour urgent care facility, as well as an ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, rehabilitation services, and physician practices. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.