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Fayetteville VA Medical Center

New Primary Care Provider At Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Hamlet, NC

October 10, 2012

Fayetteville VA Medical Center welcomed Dr. Ruth M. Arnold as the new Primary Care Provider for the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Hamlet, NC, on October 9, 2012.  Dr. Arnold is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Board Certified in Internal Medicine. 


In her new role at the Hamlet CBOC, she will be one of two Primary Care Providers serving approximately 1,200 Veterans in the Richmond and Montgomery Counties and surrounding areas.  Dr. Arnold will provide primary care for women’s health, heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain management and other medical and mental health services.  As a Primary Care Provider, she will lead the second Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) ensuring continuity and access to health care for Veterans enrolled at the Hamlet CBOC.


Prior to working for the VA, Dr. Arnold practiced internal medicine at the Mercy Medical Association Providence in Secane, PA. 

Dr. Arnold is a co-author of the Journal of Herpetology and is a professional society member of the American Osteopathic Association, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, American College Osteopathic Internists and the American College of Physicians.


“We invite area Veterans and the community to join us in welcoming Dr. Ruth Arnold to the Hamlet CBOC,” said Elizabeth Goolsby, director Fayetteville VAMC.  “Dr. Arnold is excited to move South and work in a small town to provide exceptional health care to area Veterans.” 


Dr. Arnold can be contacted at the Hamlet CBOC at (910) 582-3536.


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PACT:                                                                                                                                                                              

A PACT consist of a health care provider (doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner), registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and a medical administration specialist who work together to provide the best possible health care for Veterans.  The PACT team works closely with the patients and their families to ensure trusted, personal relationships are forged resulting in coordination of all aspects of the Veteran’s health care.  When additional services are needed to meet their goals and needs, other care team members will be consulted. 

Media requesting an interview should contact the Fayetteville VAMC Public Affairs Officer, Robin DeMark at (910) 488-2120, ext. 5991.