The practices of the late doctor whose death shocked the Black Mountain community will re-open, with a doctor that Cargile herself hired in charge.
FamilyCare Home will reopen in both Black Mountain and Old Fort under Dr. Drew Schnyder.
The practice hopes to continue with its existing patients and also take new ones, Schnyder said in the Asheville Citizen-Times, adding that all or most of the 15 people working under Cargile will come back.
Schnyder said he hoped to have both locations open Sept. 6, though at a a minimum the Black Mountain office would be open.
From the AC-T:
A former Air Force lieutenant colonel, Schnyder was hired by Cargile before her death to join the practice. He was finishing out his time in the Air Force when she and her husband were found dead Aug. 24 in a Galveston, Texas hotel room.
On Monday police in Galveston and Henderson County, where the Cargiles had a home, said there was no new information they could give about the case.
After Cargile did not come to work Aug. 20, office staff said they had to close the practice because she was the sole proprietor. Eliot Cargile, who lived in Asia, began making plans to return after learning of his parents’ disappearance.
During that time, patients packed the office to get their records and figure out where to go for care.
After learning of their parents’ deaths, the Cargiles’ sons wanted the practice to continue, Schnyder said. They transferred control of the to the estate attorney who made him physician manager and custodian of patients’ records, he said.
Schnyder said he hopes former patients will return.
“We apologize for the chaos. It was obviously a very difficult situation. We’ve cleared all the legal hurdles we have discovered so far,” he said.
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