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Primary Care Physician Assistant Preventative Acute Care Chronic Disease Medical Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Preventative Care, Acute Care, Chronic Disease, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Mental Health Research, Clinical Research

Expert 1857

 

Summary

  • Currently practicing primary care physician assistant
  • Physician assistant education, Duke University with rotations in cardiology, endocrinology and pediatrics
  • Three years of experience in mental health and clinical research 

 

Education

Duke University Physician Assistant Program, Durham, North Carolina
     Master of Health Sciences, May 11, 2008
     PA Certificate of Completion, August 8, 2008
     Inducted in Pi Alpha, National Honor Society for Physician Assistants 
     Didactic year completed with honors  
     Clinical rotations completed with honors: 

  • Pediatrics:  Eastern Carolina Pediatrics, Wilson, NC   Aug 2007      
  • General Surgery:  Durham Regional Hospital, Durham, NC   Sep 2007 
  • Internal Medicine:  Durham VA Hospital, Durham, NC   Oct/Nov 2007 
  • Primary Care:  Northstate Medical Center, Roxboro, NC   Jan/Feb 2008   
  • Behavioral Medicine:  Duke Diet and Fitness Center, Durham, NC   Mar 2008
  • Emergency Medicine:  Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC   Apr 2008      
  • Cardiology:  Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC   May 2008 
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology:  Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC   Jun 2008
  • Endocrinology:  Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC   Jul 2008 

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 
     Bachelor of Science in Psychology, May 2003
     Minor in Chemistry, Overall GPA 3.89/4.0
     Graduated Magna Cum Laude with departmental and general honors 
     Memberships and Awards: Golden Key Honor Society, Vice President 2001-2002
     Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Research grant awarded by Calhoun Honors Society; Psi Chi Psychology Honors
            Fraternity; National Society of Collegiate Scholars
     Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Vice President 2002-2003

 

Professional Experience 

Physician Assistant, June 2011 – Present 
     Hillsborough Family Practice, Hillsborough, NC, apart of Duke Primary Care

  • Responsible for providing preventative and acute care, as well as chronic disease management for patients of all ages including newborns and elderly 
  • Responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referrals, as well as performing office procedures

Physician Assistant, September 2008 – May 2011 
     North State Medical Center, Roxboro, NC 

  • Responsible for providing preventative and acute care, as well as chronic disease management for patients of all ages including newborns and elderly 
  • Responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referrals, as well as performing office procedures

Physician Assistant, September 2008 – May 2011 
     Person Count Health Department, Roxboro, NC 

  • Working one day per month for Child Health Clinic Program
  • Responsible for providing well child care and sick care to all children less than 21 years of age

 

Other Professional Experience 

Clinical Research Assistant, March 2004 – July 2006 
     University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry, Chapel Hill, North Carolina  
     Principal Investigator: Karen Graham, MD
     First Episode of Schizophrenia Research Clinic

  • Managed multi-center clinical trials comparing the efficacy and safety of atypical antipsychotic medications 

Therapeutic Counselor, June 2003 – March 2004 
     Three Springs Residential Treatment Center, Trenton, Alabama 

  • Supervised and facilitated a group of 12 residents diagnosed with conduct disorder   

Clinical Practicum, January 2003 – May 2003 
     Crisis Ministries, Anderson, South Carolina 

  • 120 hours of observation in diagnosing psychological illnesses and group facilitation 

 

Certification

  • Active North Carolina PA license 
  • Certified Physician Assistant through NCCPA
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
  • Basic Life Support Provider

 

Professional Organizations

  • Pi Alpha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, member
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, member
  • Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants, member 
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