By Jessica Isaacs | [email protected]
Photos by Ken Ketchie
With Boone and Linville locations now under one roof, a brand new Graystone Eye facility opened up today along N.C. Highway 105 in Boone, establishing the practice’s permanent position in the High Country community.
Front Office Administrator Ann Gardner said the first day of business has been great.
“I think all the patients have loved it and we love our new facility,” she said. “We’re just excited to be here.”
Graystone occupies the lower half of the new 25,000 square foot building, with Fresenius Kidney Center slated to operate upstairs.
“Our layout is just really, really nice. We can accommodate three physicians, whereas before we had a location in Linville and one in Boone. We can see more of our patients,” said Gardner. “We have hired another physician who will start next year, so we’ll have another full-time physician and the others will rotate. Our goal is to have three so that we can meet the needs of the patients.”
After a successful first day in the new facility, Gardner said the Graystone team looks forward to a bright future in the High Country, as it will now have a physician available for appointments every day of the week.
“Previously we were limited because we didn’t always have a physician in both offices. Linville was only open on Mondays,” she explained. “Boone was open five days a week, but sometimes we didn’t have a physician in the facility because Dr. Allen usually does surgery twice a week. There were limitations in meeting the needs of the patients, but now we are able to do that.”
Check out our “What’s Going On?” spotlight story on Graystone Eye for more information about the practice, the new building and upcoming grand opening festivities.
To learn more, visit graystone-eye.com or call 828-322-2050.