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Family Nurse Practitioner and Hoke County Native Joins FirstHealth Family Medicine-Raeford

| Date Posted: 7/19/2022

RAEFORD, N.C. — Family Nurse Practitioner Priscilla Locklear has joined the practice of Marcus Lowry, M.D.; Michael D. Nissen, FNP; Robert G. Townsend III, D.O.; Tricia Reich, FNP; Zena Kobaissi, PA-C at FirstHealth Family Medicine-Raeford.

 

Locklear was born and raised in Raeford and is excited to give back to the community that has given so much to her.

 

“I was raised in Raeford and educated by members of this community,” she said. “I’m fortunate for the opportunity to give back to the town that made me who I am. So many of my mentors, educators and peers live in Hoke County, and I’m excited to serve in an area that means so much to me.”

 

Locklear earned her associate degree in nursing from Sandhills Community College and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, Ill. She went on to earn a master’s degree in nursing from South University in Savannah, Ga. 

 

“I always knew I wanted to be a nurse,” she said. “I knew it when I was five years old. I pursued a career in health care because I am truly passionate about this field and want to make a difference in people’s lives.”

 

Locklear has more than 10 years of nursing experience in case management, home health, hospice and primary care. She said becoming a nurse practitioner was always her ultimate goal.

 

“Nothing makes me happier than knowing I’ve helped someone improve their quality of life and accomplish their goals,” Locklear said. “Being a nurse practitioner and primary care provider allows me the opportunity to help patients attain optimum health so they can lead fulfilling lives.”

 

Locklear said she’s committed to building lasting relationships with her patients and taking a holistic approach to their care. 

 

“My practice philosophy when treating patients is to consider all aspects of the patient,” she said.  “This includes their physical, mental, spiritual and cultural needs. The goal is to ensure these areas are balanced in order to be successful in providing the highest quality care.”

 

Outside of work, Locklear enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with her children, dancing, fishing and listening to music of different genres. She also enjoys cheering on her favorite teams; the UNC Tar Heels and Carolina Panthers.

 

To make an appointment with Priscilla Locklear, FNP at FirstHealth Family Medicine-Raeford located at 313 Teal Drive, call (910) 904-2350.

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