Affordable Medical Care in Raleigh

At NeighborHealth Center, we believe the relationship you have with your physician is at the center of your care. Our primary care team includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and family physicians.

Preventative care for adults at NeighborHealth Center includes:

  • An initial comprehensive health assessment, history, and examination
  • Periodic preventative follow-up visits
  • Screening for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol
  • Gynecological care as part of our affordable women’s healthcare
  • Immunizations for flu, pneumonia, shingles, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and tetanus
  • Education about your health and how to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Pediatric care from newborn through adolescence
NeighborHealth Center Adult Health

Accepting Medicaid and Medicare Patients

As part of our affordable medical care in Raleigh, we accept most insurance including Medicaid, Medicare, private commercial, and Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

For more information on insurances accepted, payment options, and our sliding scale for uninsured patients, please visit our payments and insurance information.

Frequently Asked Questions

NeighborHealth Center providers answer your questions about our affordable medical care.

What does primary care focus on?

The main purpose of primary care is to improve your health by providing easy access to medical care. It focuses on the whole individual rather than on specific illnesses, diseases, or organs, in order to improve your entire wellbeing. When you see your primary care physician, you’re working to prevent and solve any existing health problems or ones that may present themselves later.

How often should you go to your primary care doctor?

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” answer to how often you should see your primary care doctor. The most important factors to consider when determining the frequency of primary care visits are your age and your risk for disease. Talk with your doctor to determine what frequency works best for you and your health.

Why is primary care important?

Adults who see a primary care provider have a 19% lower chance of premature death than those who only see specialists for their care. A well-rounded health plan can improve your quality of life and your overall longevity!

What kind of questions will my primary care doctor ask?

Collecting basic medical history upfront helps your primary care team determine the best course of treatment for you! There are four questions we typically ask:

What is your medical history and have you ever had any surgery?

The more information you can give, the better. We want to know if you’ve been hospitalized, treated for a chronic condition, had any medical testing done, or had any surgeries. You can help us create your treatment plan!

What medications are you taking?

This doesn’t just include prescription medications! Your primary care team wants to know everything— prescription medications, over-the-counter products, herbal supplements, and vitamins. If possible, bring the bottles with you to your appointment so information can be collected as accurately as possible.

Do you have any allergies?

Drug allergies, latex allergies, serious reactions to bee stings, foods, seasonal allergies— we want to know it all. This information can help alert us to any potential drug interactions and allergies, so we can avoid them.

Do you smoke, drink, or use illicit drugs?

Answering these questions truthfully can make a difference when it comes to diagnosing and treating your health conditions. We take patient confidentiality seriously and encourage you to speak honestly in our safe environment.

Meet Our Adult Healthcare Team

Dr. Betsy Joyner

Betsy Joyner, PA-C

Betsy Joyner grew up in Nashville, North Carolina— just 45 minutes away from Raleigh— and received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from North Carolina State University. She attended Elon University where she completed her degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

Learn more about our providers and the rest of our primary care team!

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