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GFHS Providers

Tinka Barnes, MD

Medical Degree:
University of Kansas Medical School. Kansas City, KS
Family Medicine Residency:
Louisiana State University, Kenner Regional Medical Center, Kenner, LA
University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, KS
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine

Lindsey Bauman, CPNP

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Graduate Degree:
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Board Certification:
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Cheryl Baxter, FNP-BC

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Graduate Degree:
Clarion University, Clarion, PA

Amanda Beasley, ANP-BC

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Graduate Degree:
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Ralph Bentley, MD

Medical Degree:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill
Residency:
Duke University, Durham, NC

Jean Benton, FNP-C

Caring for patients through the Workplace Wellness Program
Graduate Degree:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Paulina Boohene, MD

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Medical Degree:
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Pediatric Residency:
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York, NY
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship:
Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics

Lisa Boyd, PA-C

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Graduate Degree:
Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

Valery Brintley-Davis, LCSW

Graduate Degree:
NC A&T University/University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Graduate Degree:
Marywood College, Scranton, PA

Chelimo Chamberlain, DMD

Dental Degree:
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree:
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Kathleen Craver, LCSW

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Graduate Degree:
Western Carolina University,  Cullowhee, NC

William Donigan, DDS, MPH

Dental Degree: 
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Ellison, PhD

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Medical Degree:
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Pre-Doctoral Internship:
Stone Mountain Health Services, Pennington Gap, VA

Tia Evans, LCSW

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Graduate Degree:
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC

Frank Everhart, PA-C

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Graduate Degree:
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Sales, NC

Lauryn Fletcher, FNP-BC

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Graduate Degree:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Robert Forinash, MD

Medical Degree:
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
Transitional Internship:

Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC

Casey Gilbert, FNP-C

Graduate Degree:
George Washington University, Washington, DC

Aregai Girmay, MD

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Medical Degree:
University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Champaign, IL
Family Medicine Residency:

St. Joseph Medical Center, Yonkers, NY
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine

Melissa Golden, LCSW

Graduate Degree:
University of North Carolina – Charlotte,  Charlotte, NC

Ashley B. Goss, DDS

Dental Degree:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Pediatric Dental Residency:
Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester, NY
Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Marshall Gravely, LCSW

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Graduate Degree:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Kathleen Harknett, MD

Medical Degree: 
Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
Pediatric Residency: 
Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte, NC
Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics

Britney Harris, PA-C

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Graduate Degree:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Thuy Thi Huong Ho, PA-C

Graduate Degree:
Union College, Lincoln, NE

 

Denise Howard, DNP, FNP-BC

Graduate Degree:
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Jennifer Hunter-Riley, DDS

Dental Degree:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Shana James-Nzambele, MD

Medical Degree: 
Howard University, Washington, DC
Family Medicine Residency: 

Duke/SR-AHEC, Fayetteville, NC
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine

Teshia Jones, PA-C

Graduate Degree: 
Duke University, Durham, NC

Anita Kpodo, MD

Medical Degree:
Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
Pediatric Residency:
LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN
Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics

Tristan Lunde, PA-C

Graduate Degree:
Duke University, Durham, NC

Deyon McCalla, DMD

Dental Degree:
Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA
General Practice Dental Residency:
Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC

Douglas Meardon, MD

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Medical Degree:  George Washington University
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Llewelln Mensah, MD

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Medical Degree:
University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
Family Medicine Residency:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Alexandria, LA
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine

Graduate Degree:
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Kelechi Ndubuizu, MD, MPH

Medical Degree:
Duke University, Durham, NC
Family Medicine Residency:
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine

Shirley Ocloo, MD

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Medical Degree:
Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA 
Residency:

Duke/FAHEC, Fayetteville, NC

Karen Elizabeth Rey, FNP-BC

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Graduate Degree:
Simmons College, Boston, MA

Eugene Reynolds, MD

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Medical Degree:
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Family Medicine Residency:
Duke/FAHEC, Fayetteville, NC
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine

Eureka Rigby, PA-C

Graduate Degree:
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Ashley Rogers, FNP-C

Graduate Degree: 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Hannah Sanii, LCSWA

Graduate Degree:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Makenzie Schmitt, LCSW

Graduate Degree:  Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Barbara Scott, LCSW

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Graduate Degree:
University of South Carolina,  Columbia, SC

Tamara Scott, PhD

Medical Degree:
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC – PhD
Pre-Doctoral Internship:
Cherokee Health Systems, Knoxville, TN

Suzie Sheffield, DMD

Dental Degree:
University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
General Practice Dental Residency: 
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Susanna Shepard, FNP-C

Graduate Degree:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Amy Shortridge, FNP-C

Graduate Degree:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Jessica Simon, DDS

Dental Degree:
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Pediatric Dental Residency:
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY, New York City, NY

Meryl Snow, DO

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Medical Degree:
Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA
Family Medicine Residency:
Riverside Family Medicine, Newport News, VA
Board Certification:
American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

 

Tameko Sowell, DDS

Dental Degree:
New York University, New York
General Practice Dental Residency:
Bay Pines VA Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

Allison Steele, FNP-C

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Graduate Degree:
Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY

Van J. Stitt Jr., MD

Medical Degree: 
University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Family Medicine Residency:
Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, NC

Julie Tina, LCSW

Graduate Degree:
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Claudia Turkson-Ocran, DNP, CPNP-PC

Graduate Degree:
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Board Certification:
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Soumya Vaish, DMD

Dental Degree:
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Sylvia Vang, LCSW

Graduate Degree:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Cynthia Witt, MD

Medical School:
Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Family Medicine Residency:
MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, MI
Board Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine

Alyssa Works, DDS

Dental Degree:
UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Martine Wurst, PA-C

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Graduate Degree:
Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

Christina Xiong, ARNP-C

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Graduate Degree: 
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

Christina Zanakis-Tempelis, MD

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Medical Degree:
University of Miami, Miami, FL
Pediatric Residency:
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami FL
Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics

Kelly Zukaitis, DDS

Dental Degree:
University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Oklahoma City, OK
General Dental Residency:
Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
Pediatric Dental Residency:
Children’s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry