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Physicians

Alfonso Brochero

Dr. Alfonso Brochero

MD, CMD

Dr. Brochero, MD, CMD is a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician who specializes in post-acute and long-term care medicine. He is a graduate of Libre University and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in 2009. His primary focus over the past 8 years has been to help patients and facilities in post-acute care.

Dr. Keith Harrop

MD

Dr. Keith Harrop grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and received his Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion, and Education in 2006 at the University of Utah. After graduating Dr. Harrop completed his residency at the Ross University School of Medicine in 2011. He specializes in Internal medicine and has a passion for the geriatric community. Outside of the office, Dr. Harrop has 4 children and enjoys spending time outdoors. He has been part of the Universal Health Provider team for almost two years!

Dr. Charles Welly

DO

Dr. Charles W. Welly, D.O. originally from Cottonwood Arizona, is a licensed physician & board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in 1985 and completed his medical residency at Eisenhower Medical Center, in Colorado. Dr. Welly has 30 + years of Sports Medicine experience and worked as a Physician and Chief of Staff (1996-1997) at Verde Valley Medical Center. In Dr. Welly’s free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors. He and his wife have 5 children with 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren! Dr. Welly is excited to bring his talents and expertise to the Universal Health Corporation medical team!

Dr. Elizabeth Draper

Dr. Elizabeth Draper

DO

Dr. Elizabeth Draper, D.O. grew up in Oklahoma but fell in love with the Blue Ridge mountains during her residency in North Carolina. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. Dr. Draper and her husband enjoy going on hikes or traveling to new places with their daughter. Her favorite sports are volleyball and hockey! Dr. Draper brings 3 years of Hospitalist experience as well as 3 years of Medical Directorship experience in a skilled nursing facility. We are excited to welcome Dr. Draper to the Universal Health team!

Timothy McKernan

Dr. Timothy McKernan

MD

Dr. McKernan is a licensed physician and a board-certified emergency medicine specialist. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University in 1994 and completed his medical residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Prior to joining Universal Health Corporation, Dr. McKernan worked as an Attending Physician at VelocityCare and Urgent Care by Carilion Clinic. He brings 27 years of experience to Universal Health Corporation’s medical team.

Dr. James Forest-Lam

MD

Dr. Forest-Lam is originally from California and relocated to Ashland, Virginia. He serves as Medical Director in our greater Richmond, VA area. He attended University of California at Berkeley and attended Medical College of Virginia Master's program in Biochemistry. He then continued his education at Eastern Virginia Medical School's MD Program and also attended Brown University's Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is actively certified in both American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Stanley Furman

MD

Dr. Charles Parker

DO

Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

A. Scruggs

Allyson Scruggs

NP-C

Allyson comes to the Universal Health Team after completing her Master of Science in Nursing at Chamberlain University in Illinois in 2018. She brings her years of education and experience to the Universal Health Team!

Amanda Crews

Amanda Crews

MSN, NP-C

Coming soon!

Amy Ebert

FNP-BC

Andrea Wild-Gingeleski

FNP

Brianna Maiatico

PA-C
brooke mcdaniel

Brooke McDaniel

MSN, AGNP-C

Brooke McDaniel received her Master of Science in Nursing at Maryville University and is an experienced clinician that loves serving the geriatric population. Brooke has a passion for her patients and focuses on chronic disease management while promoting aging in place and quality of life.

Carolyn Williams

FNP-BC, Director of NP Training

Carolyn has been an FNP for four years. Her background is in family practice and emergency medicine. She received her bachelor’s in nursing from West Virginia University and her master’s from Shenandoah University. She lives near Smith Mountain Lake with her family and two bulldogs. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, reading and watching the Arkansas Razorbacks!! WPS! Her daily affirmation is “The windshield is bigger than the rear view mirror for a reason.” Look forward!

Christine Davidson

MSN, NP-C

Christine Davidson, NP has been a nurse practitioner for over 10 years. She received her undergraduate and graduate-degree in nursing from the University of Maryland as well as a post graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts. Her focus has been working with adult and geriatric populations. She has worked in the long term care and assisted living industry as a nurse and nurse practitioner. She has additional clinical expertise in gastroenterology, hepatology and hospice. She enjoys caring for the elderly and working with their families during their times of need. She enjoys seeing seeing them improve and gain comfort. She lives in Roanoke with her family and enjoys walking, reading and golf.

Diane Blair

Diane Blair

RN, MSN, FNP-C

Coming soon!

Jennifer Armijo

FNP-C

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner - University of Texas at Arlington. Highly motivated, skilled and trained healthcare professional with more than 16 years of experience in healthcare. The last 7 years of nursing experience has been spent in diverse clinical specialities and settings. Family nurse practitioner with expertise in the independent assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of care for patients across the lifespan with a broad range of acute and chronic health conditions. Patient-focused healthcare provider who is eager to help patients along their health journey.

Jean Waters

MSN, FNP-BC

Coming soon!

Jennifer Wellisley

ARNP, FNP-C, DCNP

Jessica Brim

AGNP-C

Jessica is a native of Roanoke. She graduated from Cave Spring High School and joined the Coast Guard, spending four years of active service and four years in the reserve as a corpsman and an EMT. As a result, Jessica attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences where she completed a Bachelor's in Health Sciences. After graduation, she worked at Lewis Gale Hospital as a RN on the PCU for three years. During that time she completed studies for a MS in Nursing-Adult Gerontology, Nurse Practitioner. Jessica joined Jefferson Internal Medicine in 2014. Today she enjoys providing care for her patients and spending time with her beautiful daughter

Jill Garrett

APRN, FNP, BC

Jill Garrett, NP has been a nurse practitioner for 8 years. She received her Bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from Mountain State University and she received her Masters of science in nursing degree from Indiana State University. She has worked in acute care settings in intensive care and cardiology and has also worked in post-acute and long term care. She lives in Princeton, West Virginia with her husband Brad and their 3 daughters: Ireland, Arielle, and Amelia. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Kelly Fuller

MSN-FNP

Kelly Fuller, MSN-FNP is originally from Danville, VA! She loves to sing, shop, and bake things from scratch. Kelly completed her education at DRMC School of Nursing for her Bachelors, Radford University for her Masters of Nursing and Averett University for her MBA. She is excited to bring her expertise to the Universal Health team!

Larissa Norman

MSN, NP-C, AE-C

Melissa Matthews

MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Miranda Fields

Miranda Fields

MSN, FNP

Coming soon!

Pam Scholl

Pam Scholl

MSN, AGACNP-BC

Pam has extensive experience in Emergency Room practice and recently graduated from Waldon University with a Masters in Science in Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is eager to take care of the patients in the Danville, Virginia area and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

Patricia White

Patricia White

MSN, FNP-BC

After five years of teaching middle and high school students, Patty felt called to become a nurse. She restarted her education and started a “job” as a Unit Secretary and worked her way up from there – CNA, RN student/intern, and then finally RN. Patty graduated with her B.S. in Nursing from Old Dominion University and graduated with her M.S.N. from Purdue University Global as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); thus, completing her educational life goal! She has now been a nurse for 14 years! Other areas of interest include reading murder/mystery novels, the outdoors (with plenty of bug spray), flowers, and gardening. It is with great pleasure that I am now a part of the Universal Health Corporation family and am working in your community.

Raven Parke

PA-C

I graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Public Health Sciences and a focus on Global Poverty. I then moved to Roanoke, where I attended Physician Assistant school at Radford University Carilion and met my soon to be husband! I have a background in Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine. It has always been my goal to work with/ provide care to the most vulnerable populations, which led me to geriatrics. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, documentaries, and naps with my puppy!

Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

FNP

Coming soon!

Robert Hoffert

PA-C

Biography—Robert Hoffert

For me and my family Healthcare is in our genetics. My grandfather was a physician in Roanoke, my wife a P.A. in Roanoke and Gretna, My mother an RN for over 30 years in Roanoke, my Father In-Law a Physician in Bluefield, and a stepmother as a Nurse Practitioner in Pulaski. I myself have practiced as a P.A. in most of Virginia from Bluefield to Richmond, and Harrisonburg to Danville. I have worked in several cities and towns between there as well and now find myself commuting just off the base of Candler Mountain.

Educational Hx:
I completed Undergraduate studies at Roanoke College in Salem Virginia, the same town in which I was born. I enrolled in Graduate school and received my Masters of Science in Physician assistant studies at University of Charleston- at Beckley Formerly known as Mountain State University or even earlier as Beckley College. I completed most of my Medical training rotational sites in Virginia including Bedford Memorial Hospital with the remainder in southern West Virginia.

Professional Hx:
I have worked as a Physician Assistant in a multitude of settings and pride myself on the breadth of knowledge these opportunities have provided me. I have worked at walk in clinics in Danville. I later worked in the Emergency room at South Hill, Va and later in the Emergency Room at Salem VA. I transitioned practice into the Correctional setting at Western Virginia Regional Jail where I learned a lot about medicine and people as well. After that I worked as a traveling Urgent care provider at MedExpress and worked in nearly a dozen different clinics across several regions of Virginia. After that I transitioned to Occupational Health in Richmond Immediately preceding my employment in Lynchburg. I value the depth of experience these jobs have provided and have taken care of people from nearly every walk of life.

Personal Information:
I live in Salem, Va in the same city I was born in. I have 3 young children and have been blessed with beautiful family and Land in Roanoke County. In the Spring and Summer I can be found on the James River, Smith Mountain Lake, or Claytor Lake during the summer. During the Fall and winter I am usually in the woods on my property in search of the animal with our great states name in its taxonomic classification.

Quote:
“Its not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick”

Salma Panjwani

Saima Panjwani

ANP-C, BSN, RN

Coming soon!

Sarah Wells

FNP-BC

Susan Davis

DNP, BSN, AANP, FNP-BC

Coming soon!

Tammy Bogart

NP-C

Tiffany Curry

MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Tiffany joins the Universal Health team with 19 years of RN experience! Originally from Hampton, Virginia she received her Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University in 2021. With her knowledge and passion, Tiffany hopes to improve patient outcomes and provide the best patient care to every resident. Universal Health is excited to add Tiffany to our talented Provider team!

Tina Heinemann

Tina Heinemann

MSN, AGACNP-BC

Tina Heinemann, MSN AGACNP-BC comes to the Universal Health team with 29 years of Registered Nursing experience and 3 years of Nurse Practitioner experience. She is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and received her Master of Nursing at Grand Canyon University. Tina has spent a significant time in California during her professional career but is looking forward to being back on the East Coast near her family. We are excited for Tina to bring her passion & talents to the Universal Health team!

Vera Short

FNP-C

Started as a CNA in long-term care in 2001 and transitioned to RN in neurotrauma, ortho and geriatrics. She became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2018. Vera is passionate about her patients and families.

Leadership & Support Staff

Carrie Tomlin

RN, Corporate Nurse

Coming soon!

Crystal Griles

Operations Manager

Cassie Trout

Executive Director

Coming soon!

Jamie Hawse

Regional Director of Business Development
Joseph Park

Joseph Park

SVP of Business Development

Joseph Park is our Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Radford University and is dedicated to partnering with the healthcare industry to improve patient outcomes and center performance.

Julia Childress

Recruitment Specialist

Kacelia is one the newest additions to Universal Health Cooperation who serves
as our Division Coordinator. Her experience in leading and guiding
departments make her such an asset to our company.
Kacelia studied Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in
Richmond, Virginia. In addition to her studies in Psychology, she is a Qualified
Mental Health Professional with over 20 plus years of experience engaging and
improving the lives of youth, adults and families throughout the Roanoke
Valley.
When she’s not coordinating for the division, Kacelia can be found traveling,
creating memories with family and friends or serving as the “unofficial” party
planner for all celebratory events.

Kacelia Ferrell

Division Coordinator

Kacelia is one the newest additions to Universal Health Cooperation who serves
as our Division Coordinator. Her experience in leading and guiding
departments make her such an asset to our company.
Kacelia studied Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in
Richmond, Virginia. In addition to her studies in Psychology, she is a Qualified
Mental Health Professional with over 20 plus years of experience engaging and
improving the lives of youth, adults and families throughout the Roanoke
Valley.
When she’s not coordinating for the division, Kacelia can be found traveling,
creating memories with family and friends or serving as the “unofficial” party
planner for all celebratory events.

Paula Short

Human Resources Director

Paula has fifteen years of experience as an educator and trainer. Superior customer service oriented. She enjoys working with a diverse population and fostering professional relationships. Paula is from Clintwood, VA and has resided in the Greater Roanoke area for 25 years. She holds a Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from Virginia Tech. Paula has a background in Healthcare and organizational development and training and development.

Megan Wood

Division Coordinator

Megan comes to the group with over 8 years of knowledge and skills in the medical field. She was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She is happily married to Gunner and they have a Bulldog mix named Mochi. She is very excited to start her career at Universal Health Corporation

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