Dr. Charles Frankhouser
New Palliative Care Clinic opens in Taylorsville
Special to SVLfreenews.com
The community is invited to join Palliative Care of Alexander County at noon on Tuesday, March 5, at a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Pathways Palliative Care Clinic in Taylorsville. The ribbon cutting will be held in conjunction with the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation and lunch will be provided.
The clinic will serve Palliative Care patients two afternoons a month at the new location in the Family Care of Taylorsville building.
Palliative Care is a medical specialty that focuses on relief of pain, symptom management, and the relief of stress from serious illnesses. A medical specialist with Palliative Care of Alexander County will work with a patient’s current physician to assist with managing symptoms and controlling pain.
“The goal of Palliative Care is to improve the patient’s quality of life,” said Medical Director Dr. Charles Frankhouser. “By offering a clinic setting in addition to home visits, we are better able to meet the needs of our patients in the setting of their choice.”
Palliative Care of Alexander County was formed by Hospice of Iredell in response to the needs of patients in the Alexander community. The program’s mission is to provide Alexander County residents with a range of Palliative Care services in a convenient location.
Patients will be seen at the Pathways Palliative Care clinic by appointment only on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Call 704-924-4307 for an appointment or to learn more.