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Underserved Seniors in Orange Mound Have New Option for Primary Care at Dedicated Senior Medical Center

Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates third Dedicated center in Memphis 

WHO: Orange Mound seniors and greater Memphis community leaders, including: 

WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the third Dedicated Senior Medical Center located in Memphis. Like other Dedicated centers, the Orange Mound location brings highly personalized primary care for seniors – especially those with multiple and major health challenges – to the nation’s first African-American neighborhood built by and for African Americans.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
11:00 to 11:15 AM (Welcome messages + ribbon-cutting)
11:15 to 11:30 AM (One-on-one media interviews) 

WHERE: Dedicated Senior Medical Center
2252 Lamar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38114 | 901-671-1800 

WHY: “Quality, affordable healthcare is something all citizens deserve,“ Mayor Jim Strickland says. “With this brand-new facility, Dedicated Senior Medical Center is delivering that to our community, and we’re grateful to have them here.” 

“We are excited to officially open doors to our new Lamar Airways center in Orange Mound, where thousands of at-risk seniors soon will receive the best in preventive care and chronic-disease management from outstanding primary care doctors” notes Robert A. DeColli Jr., DO, MBA, CPE, FACOI, CCDS, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dedicated Senior Medical Centers in Memphis. “At Dedicated, we truly treat patients like family, offering both same-day telemedicine and walk-in appointments. Plus, our doctors give their cell phone numbers to patients, encouraging them to call or text anytime.” 

HOW: Dedicated Senior Medical Center is part of ChenMed, a leading primary care practice transforming care of the neediest populations through more than 75 centers in 10 states. 

CONTACTS: Rebecca Ross,, 901-623-0724 (primary on-scene contact)
Michael Mull,, 901-314-8701 (secondary on-scene contact)
Michael Thuerk,, 470-244-1392 (tertiary on-scene contact)
Jim Brown,, 305-310-7214