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Peaden with Byrd (center) and Solis

Neptune clinic opens this week

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Neptune Technology Group of Tallassee is now offering medical services for its employees. The Neptune Health and Wellness Center opened on Tuesday.

"Neptune employees have worked very hard to grow a successful business and we consider them our primary asset," Neptune President Chuck DiLaura said. "Our goal is to promote programs that help them grow and stay healthy. This is another incentive that will not only make healthcare more convenient but also more affordable."

The 500 local employees will have the convenience of visiting a doctor during the workday on site in the Tallassee Industrial Park. "Generic prescriptions are free of charge," Neptune Vice President of Operations Wayne Pitchford stated. "It will be a huge cost savings for the employee."

Dr. Mike Peaden will be available one day per week at the clinic. Peaden has worked in Tallassee for 22 years and has 25 years overall in the medical field. "I’m looking forward to it," Peaden said. "I hope to be able to help out."

Linda Byrd, a Certified Nurse Practitioner (PhD), and Beverley Solis (LPN) will also be on staff. The facility is managed by CareHere of Nashville, Tenn. CareHere has more than 160 full-service health centers for self-insured employers.

"It's a win-win for everyone," Pitchford added. "Employees receive quality care with much greater convenience, medical attention and guidance. Everyone will save on medical costs while keeping our employees healthy and reducing time away from work for medical attention."

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