Care Team Directory

Get in touch with Care and Clinical Team members currently in our centers.

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Adam Browning
Adam Browning
Anderson, SC
Nurse Practitioner
Amber Eastabrooks
Amber Eastabrooks, RN
Midtown, MO | Olathe, KS
Nurse Care Coach
Amber Eastabrooks, RN, joins the Olathe, KS and Midtown, MO teams after working in healthcare for more than 15 years. She’s worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including community health clinics and the ICU.
Arthur Freeland
Arthur Freeland, MD
Independence, MO
Staff Physician
Dr. Arthur Freeland joined Partners in Primary Care—Independence in March with 35 years’ experience in healthcare. Dr. Freeland specializes in family medicine. He's received accolades including recognition as Missouri Family Physician of the Year.
Dr. Austin Welsh
Austin T. Welsh, MD
Raytown, MO
Staff Physician
Dr. Austin Welsh has 25 years’ experience in the medical field and is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Welsh completed medical schooling at Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine and residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.
Caitlin Hitt
Caitlin Hitt
Olathe, KS
Care Coach
Caitlin Hitt recently joined Partners in Primary Care bringing over 8 years of experience working in the healthcare field. When she’s out of the office, Caitlin enjoys traveling and grilling with her friends and family, as well as playing board games with her son.
Carol Harrington
Carol Harrington, ANP
Independence, MO
Nurse Practitioner
Carol Harrington joined Partners in Primary Care in 2018, bringing over 30 years of experience working in the healthcare field. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she received her Master’s of Science in Nursing, as well as her Post-Graduate degree as a Nurse Practitioner.
Caroline Gillespie
Caroline Gillespie
Powdersville, SC
Patient Care Representative
Patient care representative Caroline Gillespie enjoys the friendly, patient-focused environment at Partners in Primary Care. She got into the healthcare field to help others, and it’s important to her that every patient knows that they are a priority.
Cecile Murray
Cecile Murray
Gastonia, NC
Staff Physician
Dr. Cecile Miller Murray brings 16 years’ experience Partners in Primary Care Gastonia. She enjoys educating people about their health so that they feel empowered, and views the doctor-patient relationship as a true partnership.
Cindy Petermann
Cindy Petermann
Anderson, SC
Nurse Practitioner
Cindy Petermann, MSN, GNP, APN joins the Anderson, SC Partners in Primary Care team after working in healthcare for more than 35 years. Her specialties include adult health and geriatrics. Cindy enjoys hiking, tennis, gardening, and dancing.
Daniel Meetze
Daniel Meetze
Greer, SC
Center Medical Director
Daniel Meetze, MD is a board certified internist with certifications in both Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He attended medical school at The Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency at Wake Forest.
Diana Compoverde
Diana Campoverde
Gastonia, NC
Patient Care Representative
Gastonia Patient Care Representative Diana Campoverde has 12 years experience in healthcare and is fluent in both Spanish and English. She enjoys working with patients and likes "everything" about Partners in Primary Care and its commitment to seniors.
Dirk Thompson
Dirk Thompson, MD
Gladstone, MO
Staff Physician
Dr. Dirk Thompson is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in Kansas City, MO. He has been practicing for more than 17 years. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Ohio and completed his residency at University of Minnesota.
Aracely Vasquez
Dr. Aracely Vasquez, MD
Gulfgate, TX
Staff Physician
Dr. Aracely Vasquez recently joined Partners in Primary Care, bringing over half a decade of experience as a board-certified doctor in Internal Medicine. She graduated from UT Southwestern Medical University and completed her residency at UT Houston.
Brienne Loy
Dr. Brienne Loy, MD
Downtown-East, TX | Pasadena, TX
Area Medical Director
Dr. Brienne Loy recently joined Partners in Primary Care as the Area Medical Director of the Houston Market, bringing over 16 years of experience as a board-certified physician in Family Medicine. She attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed her residency at St. Mary’s Family Medicine in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Kam Chan
Dr. Kam Chan, MD
West Ashley, SC
Staff Physician
Dr. Kam Chan recently joined Partners in Primary Care, bringing over 18 years of experience as a board-certified doctor in Family Medicine. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her residency at Self Regional Hospital.

Kenneth Taylor-Butler
Dr. Kenneth Taylor-Butler, MD
Midtown, MO
Staff Physician
Dr. Kenneth Taylor-Butler recently joined Partners in Primary Care, bringing over 31 years of experience as a board-certified doctor in Family Medicine. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Kansas University Medical Center.
Shanna Ripley
Dr. Shanna Ripley
Grandview, KC
Staff Physician
Dr. Shanna Ripley is a board certified internal medicine physician practicing in Kansas City, MO. She has additional experience in teaching and public health. She graduated from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Earl C. Wood, M.D.
Earl C. Wood, MD
Seneca, SC
Staff Physician
Earl C. Wood, MD, is a board-certified Family Practice Physician in Kansas City, MO. He has been practicing for more than 35 years. Prior to medicine, he served in the US Army and the National Guard and attended medical school at The University of Louisville.
Elizabeth Hernick
Elizabeth Hernick
Greer, SC
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Hernick provides quality care to her patients at Partners in Primary Care – Greer, located at 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer, South Carolina. Elizabeth is a 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry, and specializes in geriatric care.
Erica Savage-Jeter, M.D.
Erica Savage-Jeter, MD
Powdersville, SC
Center Medical Director
Dr. Erica Savage-Jeter completed her undergraduate degree at Wofford College. She completed her degree at University of South Carolina School of Medicine and finished her training at Palmetto Health Family Medicine.
Faisal Ahmad, M.D.
Faisal Ahmad, MD
Olathe, KS
Staff Physician
Faisal Ahmad, M.D., FACP, is a board-certified Doctor of Internal Medicine in Kansas City. He has been practicing for more than 22 years. He is passionate about both providing and promoting value-based, respectful, and quality care for seniors in Kansas City.
Faustina Evans
Faustina Evans
Spartanburg, SC
Nurse Practitioner
Faustina Evans recently joined Partners in Primary Care bringing over 13 years of experience working in the healthcare field. She has a Master’s degree in Nursing and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Gloria Gomez
Gloria Gomez, AGNP-BC
Downtown-East, TX | Gulfgate, TX | Jacinto City, TX
Nurse Practitioner
Gloria Gomez recently joined Partners in Primary Care bringing over 2 decades of experience working in the healthcare field. She attended Walden University, where she graduated as a board-certified Geriatrics and Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner.
Gonzalo Ramos, M.D.
Gonzalo Ramos, MD
Gulfgate, TX
Staff Physician
Dr. Gonzalo Ramos is a board-certified physician who specializes in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He joins the team after working in medicine for more than 12 years. Dr. Ramos attended medical school at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.
Heather Saverdra
Heather Savedra, MD
Independence, MO
Staff Physician
Dr. Savedra is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, specializing in the management of chronic conditions in adults. Dr. Savedra earned her degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed a residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center.
Jacqueline Hawkins, APRN, FNP-BC
Jacqueline Hawkins, APRN, FNP-BC
Wyandotte, KS
Staff Physician
Jacqueline Hawkins, APRN, FNP-BC, joins the Wyandotte Partners in Primary Care team after working in healthcare for more than 14 years. Her specialty is in Family Practice. Jacqueline earned her nursing degree from the Research College of Nursing.
Jennifer Utoh
Jennifer Utoh
Downtown-East, TX
Staff Physician
Dr. Jennifer Utoh is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in Houston, TX. She has been practicing medicine since 2015. Outside of the office, Dr. Utoh enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs.
JK Huffard, RN
JK Huffard, RN
Wyandotte, KS
Care Coach
JK Hufford recently joined Partners in Primary Care bringing over half a decade of experience working in the healthcare field. What she enjoys most about working at a Partners in Primary Care center is the positive and uplifting patient-focused environment.
Joshua Paul
Joshua Paul, MD
Orchard Park, SC
Staff Physician
Dr. Joshua Paul developed an interest in healthcare at an early age, when he travelled extensively with his father to deliver medical help to the poor in Haiti. Now a 22-year healthcare industry veteran, Dr. Paul value a successful doctor/patient relationship.
Karen Henrichsen
Karen Henrichsen, DO
Homeland Park, SC
Staff Physician
Dr. Karen Henrichsen, D.O., joined the Anderson clinic after seven years at the NCH Physician’s Group in Florida. A 10-year veteran of the healthcare industry, Dr. Henrichsen received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Marcella A. Tabor
Marcella A. Tabor
North Charleston, SC
Staff Physician
Dr. Marcella Tabor recently joined the Partners in Primary Care North Charleston center, bringing over 3 decades of experience in family medicine. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Arkansas.
Mark George, NP-C
Mark George, NP-C
Powdersville, SC
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner Mark George entered healthcare to make a difference in people’s lives. He enjoys and maintaining relationships with patients, addressing their current issues and preventing future problems through compassion and education.
Mary Henry
Mary Henry RN, BSN
Independence, MO
Care Coach
Mary Henry recently joined Partners in Primary Care bringing over half a decade of experience working in the healthcare field. She attended the University of Central Missouri where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Michelle Eaton, PA-C
Michelle Eaton, PA-C
Olathe, KS
Physician Assistant
Michelle Eaton graduated from the Wichita State University Physician Assistant Program in 1995, and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. As a Physician Assistant, Eaton has enjoyed 20 years in clinical medicine.
Nhat Tran, PharmD
Nhat Tran, PharmD
Gladstone, MO
Clinical Pharmacist
Nhat recently joined Partners in Primary Care at Walgreens in 2020, bringing over 6 years of experience working in the healthcare field.
Nhat graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy with her Doctorate of Pharmacy.
Rhonda Bowling
Rhonda Bowling
Powdersville, SC
Patient Care Representative
Rhonda Bowling, a U.S. Navy veteran, has been a patient care representative for more than 10 years. It’s important to her that patients have the best experience possible, from the moment they schedule an appointment all the way through check out.
Robert Hanlin
Robert Hanlin, MD
Orchard Park, SC
Staff Physician
Dr. Robert Hanlin is a board-certified Family Practitioner in Orchard Park, SC. He has been practicing medicine for more than 35 years. He attended medical school at the Emory University School of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Vincent’s.
Russel Gaddy
Russel Gaddy, MD
Anderson, SC
Staff Physician
Dr. Russell Gaddy has been in the healthcare industry for more than 40 years before joining the Anderson clinic. A graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, he’s been board certified in family medicine since 1977.
Ruth Anne Etter, FNP-BC
Ruth Anne Etter, FNP-BC
Seneca, SC
Nurse Practitioner
Ruth Anne Etter, FNP-BC, joins the Seneca Partners in Primary Care team as a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. Specializing in Family Medicine, she has been working in the field for 14 years. Ruth Anne pursued nursing to make a difference in the lives of others.
Shanna Crowe
Shanna K. Crowe
Gladstone, MO | Independence, MO | Midtown, MO | Olathe, KS | Raytown, MO | Wyandotte, KS
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Shanna K. Crowe joins the Partners in Primary Care team as a Clinical Social Worker with more than 10 years of experience. Shanna earned her Master of Social Work degree from Wichita State University, and she is board-certified by the BSRB.
Shartezma Webber
Shartezma Webber
Gastonia, NC
Patient Care Representative
Shartezma Webber is new to Partners in Primary Care and the Gastonia clinic. She enjoys taking care of others and making patients feel like family by assuring them that their health is the top priority. Webber enjoys spending time as possible with her kids.
Stephanie Ikeme, D.O.
Stephanie Ikeme, DO
Wyandotte, KS
Staff Physician
Stephanie Ikeme, D.O. is originally from Long Island, New York but attended St Joseph's University in Philadelphia where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology. She earned her medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Stephanie Phillips, M.D.
Stephanie Phillips, MD
Spartanburg, SC
Staff Physician
Dr. Stephanie Phillips recently joined Partners in Primary Care, bringing over 20 years of experience as a board-certified doctor in family medicine. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and completed her residency at the University of Tennessee.
Stephanie Revels, M.D.
Stephanie Revels, MD
Overland Park, KC
Staff Physician
Dr. Stephanie Revels is a family practitioner who appreciates a team approach to patient care. She joined Partners in Primary Care, Kansas City, MO, with 34 years’ experience in her field. She completed medical school at the University of Missouri.
Steven Clark Salanski, M.D.
Stephen Clark Salanski, MD
Gladstone, MO | Grandview, KC | Independence, MO | Midtown, MO | Olathe, KS | Overland Park, KC | Raytown, MO | Wyandotte, KS
Regional Medical Director
Dr. Stephen Clark Salanski, M.D. is at our Gladstone, MO, center. He serves patients as part of the care team in Gladstone, MO. He enjoys working as part of a patient-focused team to help others stay healthy, feel better, and lead more fulfilling lives.
Tell Copening
Tell Copening, MD
Olathe, KS
Staff Physician
Dr. Tell Copening is a 47-year veteran of the healthcare industry who recently joined Partners in Primary Care Olathe. Dr. Copening completed medical school at the University of Kansas, followed up completing his residency at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Teresa Tracy
Teresa Tracy
Raytown, MO
Care Coach
Teresa Tracy joins the Raytown, MO Partners in Primary Care team as a Care Coach. Teresa pursued a career in healthcare in order to help others, and she’s been working in the field for more than 23 years. She says she feels most fulfilled making patients feel well.
Terry S. Newman, M.D.
Terry S. Newman, MD
Baytown, TX
Family Physician
Dr. Terry Newman recently joined Partners in Primary Care bringing over 25 years of healthcare experience to the team. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She later graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston.
Tiffany Pizarro
Tiffany Pizzaro
Orchard Park, SC
Regional Manager
Regional Manager Tiffany has been a part of the healthcare field for 18 years. For Tiffany, who has a masters in business administration, the joy of the job is that it's equal parts business and helping people.
Tracy J. Wakefield
Tracy J. Wakefield, MD, MMM
Las Vegas, NV
Regional Medical Director
With more than 25 years of clinical experience in the value based model, Dr. Wakefield, a board certified Internist, will drive the strategic direction to help Partners in Primary Care improve community health, address health care disparities, make health care more affordable and enhance education for skilled and compassionate health care professionals.
Veronica Meza-Hernandez
Veronica Meza-Hernandez
Downtown-East, TX
Behavioral Health Specialist
Veronica Meza-Hernandez, LCSW-S, BCD joins Partners in Primary Care bringing over 20 years experience working in healthcare treating behavioral health, trauma, chronic pain and illnesses. She attended the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
Wendy Murray
Wendy Murray
Orchard Park, SC
Nurse Practitioner
Originally from Hemingway, South Carolina, Wendy Murray, N.P. is a board certified adult nurse practitioner who provides young adult, adult, geriatric well-care, acute care and primary care. She obtained her MSN and BSN from Clemson University.