Katrin Wesner, Director

Katrin A. Wesner, CAPPM, Director
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-4126
wesnerk@uncw.edu

Katrin is responsible for management of the Abrons Student Health Center for the university which includes medical services, health promotion and the pharmacy. She is responsible for policy development and implementation, budget management, public relations, and personnel. Katrin has been with the Student Health Center since January of 2007.

Presentation Topics: The Role of College Health on Campus; Taking Charge of Your Own Health Care; Conference/Meeting Planning


Leigh McManus

Leigh L. Lane, Associate Director
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-4126
lanel@uncw.edu

Leigh has been with the Student Health Center since August of 2011.

Kait Goodnight

Kait Goodnight, Administrative Secretary
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-4126
goodnightk@uncw.edu

Kait provides administrative support to the Director of Student Health Services and serves as a coordinator for student health insurance. Kait has been with the Student Health Center since December of 2010.


Medical Providers
Walt Laughlin

Medical Director

Walter Laughlin, MD
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280
laughlinw@uncw.edu

Dr. Laughlin oversees medical care in the Student Health Center. He provides direct patient care and supervises the care of physician extenders. In addition, he serves as consultant and adviser to the University for a broad range of issues, from individual health care to community well-being. Walt has been with the Student Health Center since April of 2008.



Rachel Baldwin

Rachel Baldwin, MD
Abrons Student Health Center
(910)962-3280
baldwinr@uncw.edu

Dr. Baldwin is a part-time physician in the Student Health Center. She provides direct patient care to students, and serves as backup for the Medical Director. Rachel has been with the Student Health Center since July of 2011.

Mary Canal

Mary Canel, Adult Nurse Practitioner
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-7128
canelm@uncw.edu


Mary works with students who are dealing with physical and emotional health concerns. She diagnoses and treats illness, placing an emphasis on education for disease prevention and wellness promotion. Mary has been with the Student Health Center since May of 1999.

Presentation Topics: Women's Health, Men's Health, Cancer prevention and early detection, Sexual Health

Terri Ismert

Joanne "Terry" Ismert, Adult Nurse Practitioner
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-4128
ismertt@uncw.edu

Terry is a nurse practitioner that provides health care for our students to include general health care problems and health care specifically designed to address women’s health issues.  Our student contacts include but are not limited to health teaching to help our students become knowledgeable about their own health and health care needs. Terry has been with the Student Health Center since May of 1999.

Presentation Topices: STI's facts about prevention and treatment; Self care for common illnesses (colds, flu, stomach viruses) - when Mom isn't around; How to prevent infection; How to pick the right over the counter medication

Georgette Keatts

Georgette Keatts, FNP-C
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280
keattsg@uncw.edu

Georgette is a Nurse Practitioner and is certified in family medicine.  She diagnoses and treats physical health issues, placing an emphasis on patient education and promoting health and wellness. Georgette has been with the Student Health Center since December of 2015.

Nancy Patz

Nancy Patz, Physician Assistant
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280
patzn@uncw.edu


Nancy graduated from UNCW with a BA in biology in 1994 and graduated from PA school at Wake Forest University in 1997 with honors.  She previously worked in Internal Medicine and Family Practice.  She enjoys challenging cases.  In her spare time she likes outdoor activities including backpacking, kayaking and running. Nancy has been with the Student Health Center since February of 2002.

Melissa Ulstad

Melissa Ulstad, PA-C
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280
ulstadm@uncw.edu

Melissa is a Physician Assistant and is certified in general practice with a specialty certification in psychiatry.  She diagnoses and treats physical and mental health issues that affect the mind and body placing an emphasis on patient education, prevention and wellness promotion. Melissa has been with the Student Health Center since February of 2012.

Nurses
Wendy Bledsoe

Lead Registered Nurse

Wendy Bledsoe, RN
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280
bledsoew@uncw.edu

Wendy has been the lead nurse at the Student Health Center for 3 years.  She has been a nurse for over 25 years.  She has prior experience in surgery, emergency medicine and organ donation and transplantation.  She works closely with sexual assault patients as a SANE nurse. Wendy has been with the Student Health Center since July of 2012.


Becky Buckley

Becky Buckley, Registered Nurse
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280
buckleyr@uncw.edu

Becky has been a Registered Nurse for 17 years.  She previously worked in critical care, occupational health and pediatrics.  She is very excited to be working with UNCW students and loves living in coastal North Carolina. Becky has been with the Student Health Center since July of 2014.

Kathy Hodge

Kathy Hodge, RN
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280

hodgek@uncw.edu


Kathy Hodge, RN has nursing experience in Cardiology, Intensive Care, Med-Surg, and has an extensive background in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. Kathy loves the nursing profession and especially enjoys not only teaching but also learning from the UNCW students. Kathy has been with the Student Health Center since October of 2005.

Ranae Roots

Ranae Roots, LPN
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280
rootsr@uncw.edu


Ranae is one of the nurses in Student Health and her job consists of working with students in a health care setting, utilizing nursing skills and offering TLC when necessary. Ranae has been with the Student Health Center since January of 2005.

Medical Records
Cassie Barker

Cassie Barker, Medical Records Assistant
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280

barkerc@uncw.edu

This position is responsible for all aspects of medical records from scheduling and checking in student appointments, answering the telephone, maintaining the patient charts and assisting the students with immunization and insurance requirements. Cassie has been with the Student Health Center since January of 2013.

Tarita Nelms

Tarita Nelms, Medical Records Assistant
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280

nelmst@uncw.edu


Tarita is responsible for all aspects of medical records from scheduling and checking in student appointments, answering the telephone, maintaining the patient charts and assisting the students with immunization and insurance requirements. Tarita has been with the Student Health Center since January of 2015.

 

Tabitha Summerlin

Tabitha Summerlin, Medical Records Assistant
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280

summerlint@uncw.edu


Tabitha is responsible for all aspects of medical records from scheduling and checking in student appointments, answering the telephone, maintaining the patient charts and assisting the students with immunization and insurance requirements. Tabitha has been with the Student Health Center since January of 2015.

Pam Ward

Pam Ward, Medical Records
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3280
wardp@uncw.edu


This position is responsible for all aspects of medical records from scheduling and checking in student appointments, answering the telephone, maintaining the patient charts and assisting the students with immunization and insurance requirements. Pam has been with the Student Health Center since December of 2010.



Pharmacy
Heidi Gierie

Pharmacy Manager

Heidi Gierie, PharmD
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3016
gierief@uncw.edu


This position dispenses medication on prescriptions from off campus prescribers, as well as Student Health Service providers. Each encounter with a student is used as an opportunity to counsel and educate. Advice is also given on over-the counter drug selection and usage. Heidi has been with the Student Health Center since October of 2010.

 


Lynn Blanchard

Lynn Blanchard, Pharmacy Technician
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3016
blanchardl@uncw.edu


This position assists the pharmacist in all aspects of dispensing, inventory control, and daily accounting procedures, as well as acting as a cashier for the Student Health Center. Lynn has been with the Student Health Center since September of 2007.

Lab
Emily Bridgman

Emily Bridgman, MT-ASCP, Medical Technologist I
Abrons Student Health Center
(910) 962-3064
bridgmane@uncw.edu


This position is responsible for all phases of clinical laboratory testing, quality assurance, quality control, instrument maintenance, policy and procedure manuals, test method development. Emily has been with the Student Health Center since July of 2001.

Presentation Topics: The Role of the Clinical Laboratory

 


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