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Dr. Bolden received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in 2004. As a Benjamin N. Duke Leadership Scholarship recipient, she had the opportunity to do research at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC and to study abroad in Erlangen, Germany. Dr. Bolden went on to the University of North Carolina School of Medicine as a North Carolina Board of Governors Scholar. As a medical student, she held leadership roles in several campus and national organizations, including the Whitehead Medical Society and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Given her interest in health disparities amongst minorities, she did glaucoma research in Ghana, West Africa with physicians from the Duke Eye Center. In 2008, after obtaining her medical degree, Dr. Bolden began her residency in family medicine at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC. She has been a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians since medical school and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Bolden joined Roxboro Family Medicine in 2011.
Ms. Buno grew up in the great state of Oklahoma and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma in 1999 where she was a recipient of the Larason Public Service Scholarship. She worked as a medical social worker in a large medical center in Oklahoma City for 3 years before moving to North Carolina for PA school. She finished the Physician Assistant Program at Duke University in 2004, worked for Duke Cardiology until 2005, and then found her true calling in Family Practice in Roxboro where she has been practicing for the past 9 years. Liz enjoys all aspects of Family Practice, but focuses on chronic disease management , Women’s Health, and minor dermatologic procedures. She also is very involved in the practice’s Electronic Medical Record and how to integrate this in improving our patient’s health. She is an Assistant Consulting Professor for the Duke University Physician Assistant progam and serves as a clinical preceptor for Duke Physician Assistant students, Duke Medical students, and UNC nurse practitioner students. Outside of clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs – cooking, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends.
A native of Roxboro, Dr. Cates attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and obtained her undergraduate degree in 1998. She then attended the UNC School of Medicine, where she was a leader and active in multiple student organizations and service groups. She was a Rural Health Scholar and inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Deciding to pursue her love for pediatrics, she went on to complete a residency in 2005 at UNC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cates has been practicing pediatrics for more than ten years. She enjoys being a part of the family unit and having the privilege to watch children grow and develop. She loves partnering with parents in order to advocate for her patients’ well-being. Dr. Cates is a big believer in preventive medicine and the importance of educating people how healthy habits are directly linked to positive health outcomes. Dr. Cates serves on Person County’s Child Protection Team, a team dedicated to the welfare of children in this community. She is a devoted wife and mother of two lovely daughters. In her free time, Dr. Cates enjoys reading, cooking, exercise, travel, gardening, canoeing and hiking.
Tami Lee attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to the Duke University Physician Assistant Program, where she earned a Masters in Health Sciences degree. While at Duke, she served as a class officer and was involved in many local humanitarian efforts. She is most humbled by receiving the prestigious Richard J. Scheele Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate from the Duke PA Program. Tami came to Person County in 2004 and enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine. Particular clinical interests include Pediatrics, Adolescent Health, and Women’s Health. She serves as a clinical preceptor for the Duke PA Program, enjoying teaching and the opportunity to give back to her profession. Tami is a member of several professional organizations, including the AAPA, NCAPA, and Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants. She has served on the AFPPA Board of Directors and as the editor of the national newsletter, Family Matters (www.afppa.org). Tami and her husband Chris reside in Person County and are blessed with two beautiful sons. She most enjoys time spent with her family and friends, traveling, church, hiking, cooking, and being outdoors enjoying nature at every possible opportunity.
Ben earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise/Sport Science from Elon University in 2007. He then attended Wake Forest University and graduated in 2009 with his MS degree in Health and Exercise Science. Following graduation, Ben worked as an Exercise Physiologist on four NIH-funded research studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. There, Ben spent two years performing exercise testing and supervising an exercise intervention designed to improve cardiovascular health and facilitate weight loss in adults with cardiovascular disease. In 2011, he moved back to North Carolina to attend the Duke University Physician Assistant Program. After graduating from Duke in 2013, Ben completed a post-graduate physician assistant fellowship in Otolaryngology (ENT)-Head and Neck Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Ben is excited to return to North Carolina and to join Roxboro Family Medicine. He enjoys all aspects of family medicine, and has a strong interest in chronic disease management and prevention through diet and exercise. When not practicing medicine, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, Amanda, running, Duke basketball, and reading Sports Illustrated.
Noah Wichman grew up in Ithaca, NY and obtained his bachelors degree from Binghamton University. He worked as a Medical Assistant in an Ear Nose and Throat clinic in Boston before moving to Durham to attend the Physician Assistant program at Duke. After graduating in 2003, Noah worked for five years in a family practice in Roxboro. He then spent a year and a half in Australia working as a Pediatric Physician Assistant as part of a trial to see how PAs could be integrated into the Australian health care system. Back in the U.S., Noah returned to family medicine in Roxboro. Having worked exclusively with Pediatric patients in Australia, Noah has expertise in--and very much enjoys--the Pediatric aspect of Family Medicine. Outside of work, Noah enjoys spending time with his wife and six year old son, and loves outdoor sports such as hiking, mountain biking, running, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.