Memory & Movement
Your Doctor is In…at Southminster!
Memory & Movement Charlotte patients who live at Southminster can now have their appointment onsite! We are proud to announce the launch of our first satellite clinic at Southminster.
Memory & Movement Charlotte has enjoyed a long relationship with Southminster. Since 2015, the community has supported our practice through scholarships and educational program support, and many MMC patients live there.
“An onsite clinic is a logical next step,” explains Ben Gilchrist, Southminster’s president and CEO. “We strive to support and provide access to resources that keep our residents healthy and independent, and MMC is a community partner in that effort. We appreciate their approach to care, and believe it makes sense to use our space this way.”
The clinic operates on a rotating schedule, with MMC clinicians scheduled on alternating days and weeks. Current and new patients who live at Southminster were invited to schedule appointments at the satellite clinic, and others are welcome to request the new location.
“The Southminster satellite is perfectly timed,” says executive director Janet LeClair. “Last summer we moved our primary clinic to a larger space, and, Southminster provides an additional convenience for patients as well as expanded outreach opportunities. We are glad to meet more Southminster residents and welcome new families to the practice.”
Memory & Movement Charlotte is a nonprofit medical practice that redefines care for people experiencing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and related conditions. We recognize the critical role of caregivers throughout each patient’s journey and provide clinical diagnosis and treatment, support and education every step of the way, for both the patient and their caregivers.
Why a nonprofit?
We are committed to providing the time and attention every family needs, and that isn’t profitable. Our appointments last 60-90 minutes and include a multi-disciplinary care team. Insurance carriers reimburse our office based on a traditional, shorter patient interaction – covering only a fraction of the time spent by our providers with patients and families. It covers almost none of the time spent on education and caregiver support.
Grant funding, generous private donations and a modest annual fee offset the difference and make this model of care possible. We are also committed to making care accessible, and scholarships are available for patients who need assistance paying the annual fee. We are deeply grateful to Southminster for their support of this scholarship fund.
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To provide clinical and diagnostic expertise, education and support to individuals with memory and movement disorders and their families, in an environment that empowers them to take charge of their journey with empathy, compassion, dignity and respect.
Memory & Movement Charlotte aspires to continually redefine the standard of care and support for individuals and families with memory and movement disorders.
Time and Attention: We develop a unique care plan for each patient and prioritize caregivers’ questions and concerns.
Profound Empathy: We care for patients and their loved ones in the most sound and compassionate way.
Access: No one is turned away.
We are committed to treating every family in need of our services, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Dr. Charles Edwards II, M.D., Founding Physician at Memory & Movement Charlotte. “Scholarship support makes it possible for us to keep that promise in a way that is financially sustainable. We are deeply grateful to Southminster for their critical role in helping us meet the increasing demand for compassionate, comprehensive care.
Ways to Give
Memory & Movement Charlotte is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our patient-to-doctor ratio is significantly lower than a traditional medical practice, which allows patients, families and caregivers to have increased access to their care team. MMC practitioners are proud to provide time and attention to both patient and caregivers far beyond assessing, diagnosing and treating symptoms. Insurance does not cover time spent educating, counseling and training patients and caregivers.
Instead, we rely on grant funding, generous donations, and a modest annual fee from each family to make this approach to care possible. Scholarships are provided by our parent organization, Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation, to those for whom the annual fee is a challenge. We are committed to ensuring that no family is denied care for financial reasons. We are deeply grateful to Southminster for their support of this scholarship fund.
The Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation established and supports Memory & Movement Charlotte as its clinical and educational services provider. Federal Tax ID: 46-4329944
Thank you for your generosity.
A Growing Need
Memory & Movement Charlotte currently serves nearly 1,300 patients and over 3,000 caregivers. We anticipate our patient base will increase significantly in the next few years:
- as the overall population ages
- as diagnoses of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and related disorders climbs
In North Carolina, over 180,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and over 358,000 family members and friends are providing care. Close to one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, over 36,000 of them in the Carolinas. An estimated 4% are diagnosed before age 50.