Doing primary care well requires not only the technical know-how of medicine but a heart for the individual relationship.
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About the Practice
Sentinel Primary Care is a general internal medicine practice where we provide primary care for individuals 18 years old and older. We opened our doors in 2017 to offer Triangle residents top-notch primary care services in an attentive, membership-model setting. At Sentinel we get to know each person individually, give better primary care, and offer a simpler financial structure with our direct primary care model. We are centrally located in the Triangle right off of Brier Creek Parkway near the Lumley Road exit of 540.
Dr. O’Connell has always had a heart for primary care, and after 14 years in practice he opened Sentinel; responding to the rushed visits and long wait-times in the typical insurance-based setting, Dr. O’Connell sought to provide a better experience for his patients. Drawing inspiration from his Catholic faith, which emphasizes the dignity of the individual person, Dr. O’Connell established Sentinel to give individual-centered care with attention to the well-being of the whole person. At Sentinel Primary Care Dr. O’Connell also donates a portion of his care to those without health insurance, offering them the same personalized attention.
Given its mission and work, Sentinel Primary Care is a nonprofit entity. Our Mission Statement follows our inspiration:
Our mission is to provide high-quality primary care services, giving generous time and personal attention to promote health through long-term relationships; to provide the same care to those with limited resources; to provide care that upholds the dignity of the person. Trusting in the love & mercy of God and embracing the call to love one’s neighbor as oneself, we at Sentinel Primary Care work to put love in action. We offer services to all persons in the community in need of health care. We are committed to providing quality care in fidelity to the organization’s Statement of Faith, honoring the life and dignity of every person we serve.
Our Board of Directors
Patrick O’Connell M.D.
Jacques Mistrot M.D.
Gil File J.D.
Peter Hynes C.F.P.
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Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm
Closed on these holidays:
New Years Day
Note: If a holiday falls on a Saturday then we will be closed on the Friday before, if the holiday falls on a Sunday then we will be closed on the Monday following.