PINEHURST - On June 1, Andrea Clark, M.D., family medicine physician, is joining the practice of Ann Marie Richards, M.D. and Laura Martin, PA-C at FirstHealth Family Medicine – Pinehurst, located at 150 Ivey Lane Suite 2.
Originally from Southern California, Dr. Clark received a degree in sports medicine from Pepperdine University before attending the University of Iowa for medical school. In the years between, she spent time volunteering overseas and doing research work at the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore. Upon graduating, she completed her residency in family medicine in Anchorage, Alaska.
Most recently, Dr. Clark worked as a staff physician at Norton Sound Health Corporation in the remote town of Nome, Alaska. She said her time in Nome was full of fun adventures, in both life and work. While there, she gained leadership experience as director of primary care at Norton Sound Health Corporation. Additionally, she served as the Alaska Academy of Family Physicians President for the 2018-2019 term.
“I love taking care of patients of all ages,” Dr. Clark said. “My professional areas of interest include care of parents and babies in the newborn phase, breastfeeding care, pediatrics, adolescent care and wellness.”
When her spouse joined the United States Army, the family relocated to North Carolina. Dr. Clark said she looks forward to starting a new adventure at Family Medicine – Pinehurst, which recently expanded with the build-out of an additional section in the PineCroft shopping center.
“I’m really looking forward to starting to see patients here in our new community,” she said. “I try to approach all my patients from a holistic perspective, and I really enjoy getting to know whole families whenever possible; from the newest addition, all the way up to the most ‘experienced.’”
Dr. Clark and her spouse have two children together, Murphy and Frankie Louise. In her spare time, she enjoys getting active outside, spending time with friends and family, and gardening.
To make an appointment at FirstHealth Family Medicine – Pinehurst call (910) 215-5210.