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The ailing female patient shuffled slowly away from the medical clinic. Noticing his retreating patient Dr. Roosevelt went to investigate. As former co-workers relate the details, the patient explained that she did not have the money to call a taxi and also fill the prescription held tightly in her hand. Without hesitation upon hearing this, Dr. Dean quickly coordinated with his nurses to rearrange his schedule, and then personally drove the woman to the pharmacy and on to her home.
According to his former co-workers this compassionate caring streak is one of his hallmarks, so when 24/7 TLC Community Care clinic began interviewing for a Medical Director, Dr. Roosevelt Dean’s name was mentioned frequently by former medical colleagues and patients.
“Personalized one on one service, and a heart of compassion, along with excellent medical skills are key criteria for the culture we’re striving to create here at the community care clinic.” states 24/7 TLC President Arlene Jacovelli.
Theresa Gauvin RN, the 24/7 TLC Community Care Clinic Director of Administration explains “Dr. Dean was frequently praised for his warm bedside manner, and for going the extra mile when diagnosing a patient’s symptoms. Any of the former nurses and his patients conveyed his close attention to detail, yet he was pleasant to work for. When one factors how many hours one may spend in a high stress medical situation this attitude is a critical component of providing excellent health care.”
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Arlene Jacovelli, President of 24/7 TLC community Care Clinic announces that Dr. Roosevelt Dean has accepted the position of Medical Director.
Theresa Gauvin RN further stated that “Dr. Dean comes with a solid reputation for having a warm, bedside manner, and pays attention to detail which for a nurse is very important. Another important fact is his commitment to this community. One of his reasons he stated in the interview was a desire to stay in the area to continue his relationships he has built here, and to support his patients while enjoying the serenity of life here in King George County. We also discussed our mutual vision to provide every patient whether insured or uninsured quality medical care in the challenging uncertainty that surrounds the future of medical care delivery systems.”
For him, Dr. Dean expressed “My motivation for joining the Community Care Clinic is to be a small part of helping to establish and maintain affordable quality health care in King George County that shall endure. I’d like to leave a positive legacy for the generations of the county to depend on proudly for their health care needs.”
Dr. Dean and fellow co-workers were just as dismayed as fellow citizens and patients when SA Medical under the ownership of Dana Tate operating as King George Medical Clinic, Gateway Urgent Care and King George Pediatrics suddenly declared bankruptcy. Employees and patients were given two weeks of notice, but the landlords, Louis Herrink of Harenc Associates, LLC and Shawn Palivoda, of Century 21 were given no notice.
Former patients of the now defunct King George Medical practices can seek assistance in obtaining their records from Dr. Zavelsky’s office or from Theresa Gauvin, RN and Dr. Dean at the 24/7 TLC Community Care Clinic.
Please call or drop-in for administrative assistance between 10- 5 daily.