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 21 years experience as a Registered Nurse in hospitals and private practice with special interest in oncology, geriatrics and autoimmune disease. She has worked 14 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 a sophmore at New Hanover High 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 Sophmore at Meredith College and Bethany an 9th grader at New Hanover High School. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and traveling.

Nurse Practitioner: Tammy Arms
Tammy Arms began her career as a Certified Nurse Assistant while in high school. She then attended Eastern Kentucky University where she obtained her ADN as a RN in 1997. She completed her BSN at University of North Carolina Greensboro and went on to obtain her MSN with Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner concentration. She then attended University of Tennessee Health Science Center to achieve her DNP with a Psyche/Mental Health concentration. She is board certified as an Adult, Geriatric and Family Psyche/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Tammy is married to Oliver, a retired Marine and mother to 15 yr old Devlin. They have 4 dogs and enjoy spending time outdoors as a family.

Nurse Practitioner: Edward McKeithan
Mr. McKeithan earned his Bachelor of Science in nursing from East Carolina University in 1987. He brings 15 years experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) before graduating from the University of Tampa with a Master's degree in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2000. Prior to joining Patient Centered Care, Edward owned McKeithan Health, PA. Edward currently lives in Bolivia, NC and will be following patients at our Bolivia office.

RN: Elizabeth
Elizabeth completed the RN, BSN program at UNCW, graduating in May and is currently employed at NHRMC

Medical Assistant: Tanya Mullen
Tanya lives in Wilmington with her husband, Mark and 8 year old son Maddox. Tanya worked as a restaurant manager for 19 years. She wanted learn and grow so she decided to take a big leap and and start a new career in the medical field. You can find Tanya at the Front Desk with a warm, friendly smile greeting patients and getting them checked in. When she is not at the office she enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, and spending time with family.

Medical Assistant: Tamara Parker
Tamara grew up in Brooklyn, NY and relocated to Wilmington in 2008. She is married to Shawron and mother to Travis who is 8yo, in the 3rd grade and Xavier who is 2 1/2 in daycare. Tamara comes to us from an assisted living facility, where she worked side-by-side with a care staff for residents diagnosed with dementia. Tamara's passion for health care stemmed from her Mother's illness and she has never considered a change. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, and relaxation.

Medical Assistant: Brandi Lowery
Brandi lives in Winnabow, NC with her husband, Austin. She graduated from South Brunswick High School in 2012 as Certified Nurse Assistant and since that time, became a Medical Assistant. Brandi plans to continue her career and education in medical field. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and has a love for fishing.

Medical Assistant: Elizabeth "Liz" Bradshaw
Elizabeth was born and raised in Burgaw, NC where she currently lives. She has a daughter, Ashley a 9th grader, a son, James a 10th grader, and a son Brandon in 4th grade. Liz entered the medical field working in assisted living facilities, and then, working in a memory care unit with dementia patients. Her hobbies include reading, writing poetry, listening to music, and hanging out with family and friends.