We strive to provide our patients with high-quality, coordinated care specific to their own individual needs and circumstances. Patient Centered Care utilizes an Advanced Care Team model. Advanced Care team members support the Primary Care Provider (PCP) in efforts to deliver efficient centered care.

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 from Duke University in 2002. Certified as an as an Adult/ Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Wingate has 24 years experience as a Registered Nurse in hospitals and private practice with special interest in oncology, geriatrics and autoimmune disease. She has worked 19 years in Adult/Geriatric Primary Care, and has owned Patient Centered Care - a family practice with offices in Wilmington and Bolivia, NC - for 12 years.

Practice Manager: Heather Wingate
Heather lives in Wilmington with her daughter, Jayden Marie. 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. Always ready with a helping spirit, Heather is your go-to person at Patient Centered Care. Frequently found desk-side is Heather's daughter Jayden, a sophomore at UNC-G majoring in Theater. When not at the office, Heather can be found outdoors with her adopted 4-legged family members, Sarge and Major or in Greensboro watching Jayden's stage productions.

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Tammy Arms
In an effort to provide all-inclusive care; Tammy provides in-house mental health care for Patient Centered Care. 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 Devlin age 19, Layla age 9 and Jaxon age 3. They have 4 dogs and enjoy spending time outdoors as a family.

Dietician Consultant: Laura Greenhow, MPH, RD
Laura is a licensed dietitian/nutritionist with Summerfield Custom Wellness, who consults with our patients to provide nutritional consults and dietary management.

Nursing Intern/Medical Assistant: Alexia

Medical Assistant (MA ): Tamara

Front Desk Receptionist: Miranda