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May 27, 2016

Avance Care Announces New Apex Location

Raleigh, N.C. (May 27, 2016)

Avance Care is pleased to announce the opening of the Apex location. The practice, Avance Care’s 8th location, officially opens its doors on June 1, 2016 and will be led by Steven Alexander, MD and Shraddha Sharma, MD, both board-certified family physicians.

Conveniently located off of Olive Chapel Road near Beaver Creek Commons, the location’s objective will be to provide high-quality comprehensive care to pediatrics, teens and adults, reduce healthcare costs, and improve patient experience through reduced wait times and online services. Online real-time appointments and additional information can be found at

Dr. Alexander achieved the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 2004 from the University of Texas in Houston and is board certified in Family Medicine.  He has practiced medicine at the Avance Care North Raleigh location since 2011, previously practicing at Richmond Family Medicine in Rockingham, NC. Dr. Alexander emphasizes patient education, preventative medicine and chronic disease management. He believes in maintaining a good line of communication so that questions and health concerns are always addressed.

Dr. Sharma completed her Family Medicine residency training at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago in 2010. She then worked at a private practice affiliated with the local hospital for 2 years. After moving back to North Carolina, she joined a community-based health care practice. Dr. Sharma enjoys providing a broad spectrum of care to all age groups and has a special interest in diabetes and mental health. She believes in exploring treatment approaches based on individual needs and in building strong doctor-patient relationships to manage health ailments.

“We are proud to welcome both Dr. Alexander and Dr. Sharma to our Avance Care Apex practice,” said Manish Patel CEO of Avance Care. “We are confident that the Apex location will provide an exceptional patient experience by focusing on innovation, prevention and disease management. We believe that our comprehensive care simplifies and streamlines healthcare allowing Avance Care to be the Next Generation of Primary Care.”

About Avance Care

Avance Care is an innovative primary care provider that aims to reduce health care cost for patients, health plans and employer groups by using a model of comprehensive primary care that provides exceptional experience and improved outcomes due to patient-centered focus on access, prevention and disease management. Avance Care operates a network of primary care practices with extended hours in the Triangle area of North Carolina and utilizes a proprietary operating platform comprised of sophisticated information technology systems and highly developed workflow processes

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