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Life Care Center of New Port Richey adds on-site physician

Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, recently placed Paige Slack, M.D., as on-site physician at Life Care Center of New Port Richey, Fla.

Slack was hired as part of Life Care’s initiative to place physicians in Life Care Centers of America’s buildings in Florida. In her new position, she will work with Life Care Center of New Port Richey’s interdisciplinary team, facility medical director and other attending physicians in caring for each patient. Her presence in the nursing home will enhance physician accessibility to patients and families. She will aid in hospital transitions and pharmacy communications, and being on-site will allow her to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.

“I look forward to having more time with my patients and their families,” said Slack. “Each family’s expectations are different, and I feel it is extremely important to address any and all medical questions families may have, educate and inform them during their loved one’s stay.”

Before entering this new role, Slack served as a member of the clinical faculty at Florida State University’s College of Medicine, as well as medical director for Florida Hospital’s after-hours clinic. In long-term care, she has served as an attending physician and a medical director.

Slack earned her doctor of medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. She is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society and the Florida Medical Association. She is also a board certified geriatrician.

“I enjoy working with this population because I feel they are truly the greatest generation,” said Slack. “I was very close with my grandparents and have always had a bond with the elderly.”

Originally from Tyler, Texas, Slack is relocating to the New Port Richey area. She is recently engaged to Doug Klinowski and is looking forward to married life.