SMOC’s experienced, helpful, caring providers.


Mellissa M. Kovach, PA-C

EDUCATION

  • Lock Haven University; Lock Haven, PA — 1996 – 1998
    M.S. in Health Science, Physician Assistant Program
  • Lock Haven University; Lock Haven, PA — 1992 – 1996
    B.S. in Health Science, Minor in Psychology

CERTIFICATIONS

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Life Support

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Triangle East Physician Extender Society — President 1001-2002

Keith Barnes, PA

EDUCATION

  • Methodist University; Fayetteville, NC — December 2016
    Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • East Carolina University; Greenville, NC — May 2014
    Bachelors in Health Services Management
  • Johnston Community College; Smithfield, NC — August 1992
    Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

CERTIFICATIONS

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants — December 2016
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support — 2014-present
  • Basic Life Support — 2014-present

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) — 2017-present

Lauren Canada-Smith, PA

EDUCATION

  • Duke University Physician Assistant Program, Durham, North Carolina — 8/17/15-Present
    Master of Health Sciences – May 14, 2017
    PA Certificate of Completion – August 4, 2017
  • Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC
    Nursing Assistant Course – 6/2011-7/2011
    Basic Spanish for Health Care Providers – 8/2011-9/2011
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
    Bachelor of Science in Biology – 8/2006-5/2011
    University Honors Program, Cum Laude
  • Carteret Community College, Morehead City, NC

CERTIFICATION

  • Eligible for PA National Certifying Examination – August 11, 2017
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
  • Basic Life Support Provider
  • Nursing Assistant II

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Highly proficient in Epic EMR system

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, member, 2015 – present
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, member, 2015 – present

Kimberly Wexler, PA

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Physician Assistant
    Hahnemann University – Philadelphia, PA, 1995 to 1998
  • A.S. in Physical Therapy Assistant
    Harcum College – Bryn Mawr, PA, 1987 to 1990

CERTIFICATIONS

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Current Physician Assistant NC license
  • Current unrestricted DEA license

Nancy J. Claar, NP

EDUCATION

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2004-2008)
  • Winston Salem State University (2010-2013)
    MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner Program

CERTIFICATION

  • Registered Nurse (September 2008- Present)

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