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September 26, 2013

Nicole Brown and Allison Gapinski join talented team at Avance Care

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Avance Care in Morrisville and N. Raleigh welcome two new nurse practitioners.

MORRISVILLE, NC – Dr. Pratik Desai, MD FACC, President of Avance Care, P.A. announced that Nicole Brown and Allison Gapinski will join the team of medical professionals at Avance Care Morrisville, located at 6402 McCrimmon Parkway, Suite 100 and Avance Care North Raleigh, located at 12341 Strickland Road Suite 102.

Nicole Brown, a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, comes to Avance Care with over four years of nursing experience working as a registered nurse in the emergency department of a busy level one trauma center at Duke University Hospital. Brown received her undergraduate training from the University of Florida, and then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to obtain her Master of Science degree. Moving to Durham, NC in 2009, Brown is delighted to see patients of all ages and is passionate about preventative care and educating patients on their health. Her particular interests include acute care and chronic disease management like hypertension management. In her free time, she and her husband love to hike, play outside, take day trips and watch football.

Allison Gapinski, a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, received her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University located in West Lafayette, Indiana and graduated as a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. With the opportunity to study abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico, Gapinski broadened her experience by volunteering at the local hospitals.  After graduating, she gained further experience on a med-surg/telemetry unit as a Registered Nurse. Relocating to Cary in 2010 with her husband, she joins Avance Care after holding previous positions on an adult critical care unit and on a post-partum unit while completing the Master’s program at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gapinski places incredible emphasis on patient education and desires to empower patients to make well-informed decisions about their health. Gapinski was recently featured in an article written by We Raleigh about the future of nursing in the Raleigh area.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exercising, time with her family and exploring different parts of North Carolina with her husband and friends.

“Nicole and Allison bring strong backgrounds and experience in family medicine to the Avance Care team,” said Dr. Desai. “Their vivid outlook on patient education and devotion to the healthcare field assist us in our continuing efforts to better serve our communities,” said Dr. Desai.

For more information about Avance Care Morrisville or to schedule an appointment, visit or call (919) 655-1000.

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