I am a local as I grew up in a surrounding county, Columbus County. I graduated from East Columbus High School in 2004 and then went on to East Carolina University for my undergraduate. I’ve taken the non-traditional route into medicine. I have a nursing background where I was initially an RN for 3 years and then I went on to become a FNP. I practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner for 2 years at a Community health center in Whiteville, NC. Throughout my nursing career, I’ve had wonderful experiences in the hospital and clinical settings that has significantly increased my passion for family medicine. My desire to increase my scope of practice and my thirst for more knowledge could not be quenched.
I then went on to medical school at USAT in Montserrat. I completed my residency training in Family Medicine at New Hanover from 2016-2019. Afterwards, I relocated to Asheville, NC for one year to complete a High risk OB fellowship at MAHEC. After the fellowship, I moved back home to Wilmington, NC to join Mednorth to practice full spectrum family medicine for an underserved population, a strong passion of mine! We see patients of all ages, including OB and newborn. When I’m not at MedNorth, I have the privilege of teaching residents at the New Hanover Family Medicine residency program.
I chose family medicine because I want to work with patients and their families across the span of a lifetime. I want to become an integral part of each patient’s life and this specialty is the perfect opportunity to foster long-term relationships. My interests within FM include full spectrum w/OB, women’s health, rural medicine, preventative medicine, Health Equity, and addressing maternal/infant mortality rates.