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We are open 7-days a week, with same-day appointments available at many of our locations across North Carolina.

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Meet Our Doctors

SouthPark | Fairview Road

Genevieve Brauning, MD

Dr. Brauning has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. She enjoys working with people from all stages of life and is passionate about providing holistic, patient-centered care to her patients.

Midtown | Kings Drive

Rhett Brown, MD

Dr. Brown is passionate about helping people from all stages of life. He believes in providing support, guidance and acceptance so that patients feel comfortable being their authentic selves. He is an advocate on health issues impacting diverse patient populations, including those within the LGBTQ+ community.

Crescent Commons Drive | Kildaire Farm

Shanti Eranti, MD

Hillsborough Road

Ashley Fields, MD, CAQSM

Dr. Fields has a special interest in sports medicine, she has always loved treating the whole patient and maintaining a relationship with her patients. Dr. Fields’s goal is for her patients to feel well-informed about their care and feel at ease discussing their medical concerns.

Amberly | McCrimmon Parkway

Keri Fitzsimmons, MD

Crescent Commons Drive | Kildaire Farm

Wanda Godfrey, MD

SouthPark | Fairview Road

Mary Faison Knox, MD

Dr. Knox’s philosophy of patient care has always been a holistic approach. Her background in nutrition has allowed her to understand how food choices, lifestyle, sleep habits, and relationships affect overall health and wellbeing. Dr. Knox believes that to care for her patients, it is vital to know what they are passionate about and their daily motivations.

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Ashwin A. Patkar, MD, MRCPsych, DFASAM, DFAPA

Dr. Patkar has over 30 years of clinical and scientific experience in psychopharmacology, addiction, dual diagnoses, and integration of medical care for psychiatric disorders. He is an internationally recognized expert in psychiatry with over 275 scientific publications and 400 presentations. Dr. Patkar is certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and pain medicine.

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Steven Prakken, MD

Midtown | Kings Drive

Carson Rounds, MD

Dr. Rounds enjoys working with people from all stages of life and is passionate about providing comprehensive, patient-centered care with a particular interest in providing care to diverse populations, including the LGBTQ+ community.

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Attain Street

Amanda Steventon, MD

Dr. Steventon is a board-certified Family Physician in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Her most favorable aspect of serving people as a healthcare provider is the long-lasting relationships she forms with patients of all ages. She enjoys particularly enjoys newborn, pediatric, and adolescent and women's care.

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Sashalee Stewart, MD

Matthews | Sam Newell Road

Kristin Strange, MD

Dr. Strange is passionate about helping people and providing compassionate, patient-centered care. She considers it to be a privilege to care and comfort patients during a time of illness or healing. She enjoys watching her patients grow and the opportunity to help children make changes in their mental or physical health.

Preston | NW Cary Parkway

Elizabeth Vandergriff, MD

Changing the Standard of Primary Care

Why Avance Care

Primary Care when you urgently need it.

Many of our locations are open 7 days a week with extended hours and same-day appointments.


Exceptional experience, personalized medicine.

In-person or via telehealth, we’re transforming the patient experience for you and your family.


Good health doesn't have to be complicated.

Our attentive providers are dedicated to listening and working with you to improve your overall health.

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