Veronica Acevedo, PA-C
Training- BS in Biology at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2010). MS in Physician Assistant Studies at University of Colorado- Denver (2014)
Clinical Interests- Pediatrics, Preventative Medicine, Women’s Health
Leisure Interests- Spending time with family, running, watching sports and movies
Languages- English and Spanish
Sites- Live Well



Holly Biola, MD, MPH
Chief of Family Medicine
Training- BA in Neuroscience at Princeton University (1995), MD from Emory University School of Medicine (2000), Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia (2003), Masters of Public Health and Career Development Fellowship at University of North Carolina (2004), Fellowships in Primary Care Research and Preventive Medicine at University of North Carolina (2006), Fellowship in Geriatrics at Duke University (2007).
Clinical Interests- Partnering with patients to improve health, systems-level changes to improve quality of care provided
Leisure interests- Spending time with family, Running (slowly), gardening, Pokemon Go
Languages - English
Sites– LCHC Main
Roxanne Bryant, MSN, DNP, FNP-C
Training- BS in nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1986)
MSN at Emory University (1997), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Georgia Health Sciences (2012)
Clinical interests-Chronic disease management, behavioral health, quality improvement
Leisure interests-Reading, family movies, and music
Languages-English, Spanish
Sites-Main Site, Recovery Response Center (formerly Durham Center Access) Lincoln Clinic
Sarah Cottingham, MSN, FNP-C
Training- BA in Psychology from University of Virginia, MSN from University of Virginia, Family Nurse Practitioner post-MSN certificate from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Clinical interests- Women’s Health, Community Health
Leisure interests- swimming, yoga, hiking/camping, time with family
Languages- English, Spanish
Sites- Live Well Primary Care Clinic, main site

Howard Eisenson, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Training – BS in Biology, Union College, Schenectady, NY; MD and residency in Family Medicine, Duke University
Interests – primary care of adults and adolescents
Languages – English
Practice sites – main site Fayetteville St.

Joshua Lancaster, MD
Training- Dr. Lancaster earned his BS in Biology from Davidson College and his MD from Temple University School of Medicine before completing his residency training at the Duke Family Medicine Residency.
Clinical interests - Community engaged care, clinical education
Leisure interests - running, outdoor activities, music, reading, cooking, gardening
Languages - English
Sites – LCHC Main
B. Iris Padilla, Ph.D., MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Training:  Earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Belmont University; Master of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University; PhD from University of Tennessee and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Michigan
Clinical interests:  Chronic conditions in primary care, specifically diabetes; preceptor training and inter-professional education and collaboration
Leisure interests: running, outdoor activities (kayak, hiking, gardening); music, reading, sports and dogs
Languages: English and Spanish; learning Sign language
Sites: LCHC
Mara Sanchez MMS, PA-C, RD
Training- BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Florida (1997)
Master of Medical Science, Nova Southeastern University, BS in Physician Assistant Studies (2004).
Clinical Interests- Primary care, wellness, Women’s health, Nutrition education, disease prevention, and diabetes education.
Languages- English, Spanish
Sites- Main LCHC, Livewell
Sara Sawka, MHS, PA-C
Training - BA in Biological Sciences, Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College (2009). Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Health Sciences from the Duke University School of Medicine (2013).
Clinical Interests - Enjoys helping patients of all ages work toward their short and long-term health goals. Particular interests include prevention, chronic disease management, diabetes, pediatrics, and integrative medicine.
Languages - English
Sites - LCHC Main
Destry Taylor, MSN, FNP-C
Training- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Washington (2011), Master of Science in Nursing, Duke University (2013)
Clinical interests- LGBQ Health, Transgender/Gender Non-conforming Folks' Health - including transition-related hormone therapy, Adolescent Health, Sexual Health including PrEP, Mental Health
Leisure interests- travel, hiking, hanging with my partner and our cats, social justice activism
Languages- English
Sites- Main Site, PCC at DCHD