Heather is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Campbell University in 2008, and went on to PA school at East Carolina University, obtaining a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010.
After graduation, Heather joined a Primary Care practice in rural North Carolina. It was there she gained experience in adult medicine, focusing on the management of chronic disease, but the experience went beyond medicine. It was there she learned what it meant to be someone’s “Doctor”- you were not only their medical provider, but their confidant, cheerleader, and friend. After almost seven years and starting a family, she stepped back from Primary Care and into Urgent Care to focus more at home. She feels Urgent Care has been an invaluable learning tool in managing acute illness, fine-tuning procedure skills, and working with a diverse population of patients of all ages and backgrounds. However, Primary Care has always been her first love of medicine. She finds it rewarding to develop relationships with people and help them reach their health goals. She believes in treating the whole person, not just the disease or the symptom. Heather strives to ensure the patient understands what is going on with their health, focusing on education and empowerment. She always asks her patients, “What do you think about the plan?”
In her free time, Heather enjoys all things outdoors, especially with her husband and son. She enjoys the beach, camping, kayaking/SUP, gardening, and playing with her dogs. She also enjoys attending her local church and spending time with her family.