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Senior Health Center

Offering comprehensive healthcare services specifically for people 65 years of age and better

Rex Senior Health Center is located at 512 E. Davie Street and Chavis Way, in the heart of southeast Raleigh. The Rex Senior Health Center works like a physician's office with enhanced services, designed to meet the needs of seniors in our community. An internal medicine physician and registered nurse are part of the core team of health care providers.

The staff works closely with each patient, providing preventive care, care for chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma and care for acute medical conditions. The goal is to maintain optimal health, while emphasizing preventative health screening and education.

 Why Choose Rex Senior Health Center?

  • Seasoned physicians.
  • Staff specifically trained in care for the mature adult
  • Laboratory services provided
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance welcomed

We work diligently to maintain high standards and we welcome your comments and suggestions. Please let us know how we may serve you better.

Our Physicians

Leroy S. Darkes, M.D.

Dr. Darkes serves as Medical Director of Rex Senior Health Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a graduate of Rutgers College New Brunswick, NJ and Rutgers Medical School in Piscataway, NJ.  His internship and residency programs in Internal Medicine were completed at Cooper Hospital University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey.  In 1989, Dr. Darkes moved to NC and became Chief of Quality Resource Management at Kaiser Permanente until he joined Rex Healthcare and opened the Rex Senior Health Center in 1997. Dr. Darkes appears regularly on WSHA's radio programs.


Usha Soundarapandian, M.D.

Dr. Soundarapandian joins Rex Healthcare as a board-certified family medicine physician with a special interest in geriatric care. Before becoming a member of our team, she completed her internship and residency programs at Carlion Clinic Family Medicine in Roanoke-Salem, VA. She received her medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India. Dr. Soundarapandian is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and the North Carolina Medical Society.

Location & Hours: 

512 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 832-2400

8am - 5pm Monday - Friday
Closed for lunch from 12pm - 1pm

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