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Adult Nurse Practitioner to Join FirstHealth Clinic in Seven Lakes

| Date Posted: 5/2/2012

Mandy Martin, ANP

Mandy Martin, ANP

WEST END – Mandy Martin’s first brush with health care as a career possibility occurred when she was in high school.

“I was enrolled in the Health Occupation Students of America classes, and that is when I knew that caring for others was the right path for me,” she recalls. “As a high school student, I would volunteer at Richmond Memorial Hospital and the local nursing homes. The work gave me a sense of fulfillment and direction.”

On Monday, May 14, Martin, who is an adult nurse practitioner, will join Dan Matthews, P.A.-C, at the FirstHealth Family Care Center-Seven Lakes. The two will share responsibilities for patient care with Martin focusing on patients who are 13 years of age and older.

Matthews, who has never had a full-time colleague at the Seven Lakes clinic, looks forward to the new group practice. His supervising physician is Bo Kopynec, M.D., of the FirstHealth Family Care Center-Ellerbe. Martin is supervised by Kimberly Lingler, M.D., of FirstHealth Richmond Family Medicine.

Both Matthews and Martin are members of the FirstHealth Physician Group, an organization of FirstHealth-employed providers. Dan Barnes, D.O., is Physician Group president.

“We are thrilled to have Mandy join us full time,” Matthews says. “She is from the area and is committed to building a successful practice with an emphasis on women’s health and senior care. She and I expect to complement each other in a collaborative family care practice that offers timely and high-quality care to all of our patients.”

Martin will come to Seven Lakes from Richmond Family Medicine, where she has been a provider since March 2008. She was previously a full-time registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital.

After earning her associate degree in nursing from Richmond Community College in 1999, Martin worked full time while pursuing her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, graduating in 2004. She graduated from the Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro in 2007.

A native and longtime resident of Rockingham, Martin now lives in Seven Lakes with her husband and two sons. Her primary interest outside work involves being a mom, “which keeps me very busy,” she says, but she also enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, boating, running and trips to the beach.

Martin says she looks forward to joining the Seven Lakes Family Care Center and working in the community in which she lives.

“I look forward to serving in the community and getting acquainted with the Seven Lakes area,” she says. “I think it will be a good fit.”

Mandy Martin, ANP, is accepting new patients at the FirstHealth Family Care Center-Seven Lakes, 1035-C Seven Lakes Drive, West End. To make an appointment with her, call (910) 673-0045.

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