About Us

Owner:Deborah Adams-Wingate

Ms. Wingate received her B.S. in Nursing from George Mason University in 1995, followed by an M.S. in Nursing as an Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from Duke University in 2002. Ms. Wingate has 19 years experience as a Registered Nurse in hospitals and private practice with special interest in oncology, geriatrics and autoimmune disease. She has worked 12 years in Adult/Geriatric Primary Care.


Practice Manager: Heather Wingate

Heather lives in Carolina Beach with her daughter, Jayden Marie.  Always ready with a helping spirit, Heather is your go-to person at Patient Centered Care.  Heather opened the doors at PCC in October 2007 and has been instrumental in growing the Practice through prompt customer service, attention to detail and warm inviting attitude.  Frequently found desk-side, Jayden is an 8th grader at Myrtle Grove Christian School.  When not at the office, they can be found enjoying the outdoors with their four-legged family member, Sammie.


Nursing Supervisor: Chris Rasmussen

Chris grew up in Rome, NY. She received her Associate Degree from Saint Joseph's School of Nursing, in Syracuse, NY. Chris and her family relocated to Wilmington in 2006. Chris and her husband are the parents of two daughters, Emily, a Freshman at Meredith College and Bethany an 8th grader at Roland Grise. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and traveling.


Clinical Staff: Kelli N King, FNP

Kelli received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2007, followed by an M.S. in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011. Kelli has six years experience as a Registered Nurse in hospitals and private practice, with experience in nephrology, critical care and oncology. Kelli moved to the Wilmington area to attend college in 2003 and met her husband, Charles during that time. Together, they have one furry child, Bailey. Kelli enjoys taking Bailey for walks, the beach and outdoor activities include horseback riding and biking.


Medical Assistant: Julie Smith

Julie is a native of Wilmington. Julie and her 3 year old daughter (Ava) love the outdoors, especially the beach and pool; or just taking walks around the neighborhood with their dog (Kali). With a passion for helping others, Julie completed AD in Applied Science in July 2014. Julie is always ready to accommodate your needs, providing prompt customer service and answers to your questions.


Medical Assistant: Rochelle Silver

Rochelle grew up in Raleigh, NC. She graduated from Tesst College of Baltimore, MD with a Certificate in Medical Assisting in 2005 and a Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding from Remington College in Columbia, SC in 2010. Rochelle lives in Leland with her husband (Randy) a military service member and daughters (Ashley) an 11th grader at North Brunswick High School and (Brittany), age 21. Rochelle's hobbies are spending quality time with family, traveling, reading, and watching movies.