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June 2, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Morganton, NC (May 20, 2017) – Family Nurse Practitioner Nicole Moore, who joined Burke Primary Care in 2016, has been promoted to manage Burke Occupational Health.

Moore will continue the growth of Burke Occupational Health through a focus on treatment of on-the-job injuries, pre-employment and post-accident services, DOT physicals, medical surveillance of OSHA standards and regulations and management of various On-Site programs, such as wellness programs and primary care services.

Moore will service patients as a Nurse Practitioner in Burke Primary Care’s central office. Moore’s promotion will fill a void that will be created by the upcoming retirement of Bill Vaassen, PA-C.

Burke Primary Care’s Occupational Health Division is focused on fostering safe and healthy work environments for employers, co-workers, customers and others whose health might be affected the workplace environment.

In addition, Burke Occupational Health provides evidence-based health care with an approach to workers' compensation that relies on prompt treatment, rapid return-to-work, modified duty programs and aggressive case management.  The practice can reduce lost time and medical costs while ensuring high-quality medical care.

“Our Occupational Health Division, and the services it provides, has proven to be an important cost-saving asset as we partner with local industries for pre-employment, return-to-work and onsite healthcare for their associates.” said Scott Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer for Burke Primary Care. “Nicole Moore’s background and qualifications make her uniquely suited to lead Burke Occupational Health.”

A graduate of Duke University’s Masters of Science in Nursing program with extensive clinical experience, Moore earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Mississippi (Cum Laude). She was a neurology nurse at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, a nurse and care coordinator with Blue Cross / Blue Shield and served with distinction in the US Army where she was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and a Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon & Honors Graduate.

Moore’s clinical experience includes Burke Occupational Health in Morganton, NC, SAS Institute Health Care in Cary, NC, the Durham Women’s Clinic, the Durham Pediatric Clinic and the Wayne Family Medical Center in Goldsboro, NC.


ABOUT BURKE PRIMARY CARE: Burke Primary Care is a locally owned, independent practice dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care to Burke County residents and industry. The Morganton, NC-based practice offers a comprehensive list of ancillary services under one roof to support the needs of patients of all ages and industry including: primary care, sports medicine, radiology services, laboratory, pediatric & geriatric care, same day visits for acute care needs and wellness & preventative visits, care for chronic illnesses and occupational health, while being supported by a local hospitalists program for all admissions. 

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