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December 22, 2014

Avance Care Announced Opening of Garner Practice

RALEIGH, NC – Dr. Pratik Desai, MD FACC, President of Avance Care, P.A. announced that a new office in Garner, NC will open on January 2, 2015. The office will be located at 876 Timber Drive across from Lowes Foods, in the former Hope Family Practice of Garner office space.

Avance Care offers high quality primary care to all ages that is convenient, affordable and efficient, with an objective to keep patients healthy and reduce overall health care cost. The new Garner office will offer services of two board certified Family Nurse Practitioners.

Stephenie Brinson, a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, realizes the benefits of getting to know her patients, and creating relationships. She enjoys educating her patients and motivating them toward wellness. Stephenie has special interests in cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and women’s health. A former Professor of Nursing, she earned a Masters degree in Community Health from The Pennsylvania State University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC Greensboro.

Amanda Haynes, a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, has a strong interest in pediatric and adult obesity, improving motivation to live a healthy life, child development and establishing life-long relationships with children, adults and families. Amanda has a diverse pediatric background, as the medical field was her second career. She graduated from Duke University School of Nursing with her Masters in Nursing.

“Our great success in our other locations has taught us much about establishing effective healthcare solutions,” said Dr. Desai. “We think creating and maintaining a relationship with patients and providing education is essential, and we will continue this process in the new Garner location.”

About Avance Care

For more information about Avance Care or to schedule an appointment, visit or call (919) 803-2285.

Avance Care, with locations in Morrisville, Northeast Raleigh, Leesville and now Garner, provides primary and family medical care with the belief that high quality medical care should be convenient, affordable, and efficient.  As a medical home for your whole family, Avance Care offers primary care services for pediatrics, teens and adults with evening, weekend and same day appointments available. As recommended by We Raleigh, Avance Care takes responsibility for providing for all your health care needs – acute care, preventive care, disease management, and help you coordinate care between outside facilities and specialists, if required. For more information about Avance Care, visit or call (919) 655-1000.

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