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Rex Senior Health Center Welcomes New Family Physician, Dr. Usha Soundarapandian

July 24, 2012

Contact: Teri deMatas
(919) 784-4538

RALEIGH, N.C. - Rex Healthcare today announced family physician Dr. Usha Soundarapandian has joined Rex Senior Health Center, and will help provide care and services to the thousands of patients that the downtown Raleigh center treats every year.

Soundarapandian, a native of India, is board-certified in family medicine and has a special interest in geriatric care. "I like to be comprehensive in my care, with an emphasis on screenings and managing chronic disease with my patients," she said. "I'm also looking forward to giving back to the Wake County community and helping the senior citizens."

Soundarapandian joins Dr. Leroy Darkes, who created the Rex Senior Health Center in 1997 to serve the region's senior population. The center works closely with every patient to provide wellness services, preventive care, care for chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma and care for acute medical conditions.

"Dr. Soundarapandian brings fresh ideas and a new perspective to what we're doing at the Senior Health Center," Darkes said. "She'll help us stay current in how we deliver care and services. She truly has a passion for this work and will provide a great complement to what we do at the center."

The Rex Senior Health Center caters to patients 65 and older and is located at 512 E. Davie Street and Chavis Way in Raleigh. For more information, visit rexhealth.com/senior-health-center, or call (919) 832-2400.


About Rex Healthcare

Rex Healthcare, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,300 co-workers. Rex Healthcare has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. Rex offers dedicated centers for cancer, surgery, heart and vascular, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, wellness and women's care plus dedicated services for bariatric, heartburn, pain management, sleep disorders, diabetes education, wound and emergency care. Rex's medical staff includes more than 1,100 physicians and 1,700 nurses. Rex provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and downtown Raleigh. Rex was the first hospital in the Triangle to receive Magnet Recognition, placing Rex nurses among the top 6 percent in the nation. Rex was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and was highlighted as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker's Hospital Review in 2011.