Blue Ocean Healthcare is a membership model that emphasizes wellness and personalized healthcare.
Several years ago, Drs. Steve and Stephanie Shell became tired of what has become assembly line medicine, with impersonal care, long waiting room times, short visits, inaccessibility to your doctor, hand-offs to midlevel providers, poor office communication and automated phone trees.
To us, that was unacceptable.
We decided there was a better way to practice medicine.
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Drs. Steve and Stephanie Shell have been awarded the Charlotte Sun newspaper award for Best Primary Care Physician or Best Preventive Physician 10 times. This is a noteworthy achievement in a county of nearly 200,000 people with hundreds of primary care doctors to choose from.
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"I am so happy I was convinced to go to Dr. Stephanie Shell. The Wellness program is very worthwhile. Dr. Shell is extremely thorough, professional and laughs at my corniness!! That's a sure plus!! I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Shell and know that she is giving me her best in all forms of treatments, diagnosis and just listening. I never feel rushed to get out. I am always welcomed by Dr. Shell and her entire staff. They are professionals extraordinaire."
"I could not ask for a better person to take care of my primary health needs. She is an amazing Dr. I have been to other Doctors where I felt like just a number. Not with Dr Shell she truly cares about her patients."
"Speaking for my wife and myself, Dr. Steve Shell has made a major difference in our physical health and our mental attitude about taking better care of ourselves and each other. He is an intelligent and totally dedicated medical doctor who cares very much about his patients. He knows and loves medicine and is a great guy to boot. What more could anyone ask for in a doctor? We both heartily recommend Dr. Steve as a primary care physician."
"Caring, knowledgeable, smart. We think Dr. Steve is great. Gets us to specialists when we need them, and treats us with dignity & professional skill as our GP."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Stephanie Shell for many years. Simply put she is the best primary care doctor that I have experienced throughout my life time. After moving to Florida from NY I struggled for months finding a doctor. A close friend recommended Dr. Shell and promised I would not be disappointed! Dr. Shell treats the whole person. Under her guidance I have been able to remain a productive senior. I trust her with my life and feel blessed to be under her care."
"Dr. Steve has a wonderful bedside manner with the ability to understandably describe medical conditions to the layperson."
"Dr. Steve Shell is not only extremely professional and remains up to date on the latest advances and changes in clinical medicine, but also is very personable and is able really connect with his patients. He is highly responsive to the needs of his patients. Highly recommended!"
"She is the best! Very thorough, understanding, and spends as much time as I need. I was in Florida a few years before I found the right doctor. I definitely recommend her very highly. "Staff is great as well. Receptionist very friendly and helpful and the nurse is wonderful.
"Besides being a knowledgeable practitioner Dr. Steve Shell is a very good "listener" and one with an open, friendly disposition. I highly recommend him and his practice!"
"I have been a patient of Dr. Stephanie Shell for many years. Simply put she is the best primary care doctor that I have experienced throughout my life time. After moving to Florida from NY I struggled for months finding a doctor. A close friend recommended Dr. Shell and promised I would not be disappointed! Dr. Shell treats the whole person. Under her guidance I have been able to remain a productive senior. I trust her with my life and feel to be under her care."
"I have been with Dr. Steve Shell for over 10 years, and can't recommend him highly enough. He always spends plenty of time with me and explains complicated things in a way that I can understand them. My office visits never feel rushed, and they get me in right away when I'm sick. Dr. Steve is smart, caring and compassionate, and makes me feel like a family friend. The office is clean, nice and relaxed. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the nurses are great. Dr. Steve is a gem! "
"My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Stephanie Shell since 2002. We were lucky to find her and are well pleased. Although the MDVIP program is expensive, it has been worth it to us. "Dr. Shell personally answers our calls on her cell phone after hours. She recommends excellent specialists and gets us in to see them immediately. My husband has chronic health issues so this has been a blessing. She has seen visiting family members when needed. As long as we can afford it, we will stay with her. There is a big difference in this program-much more attention and individual care. I do not feel like I'm in an assembly line like in the other doctors' offices. We feel blessed and extremely lucky to have Dr. Shell.
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