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MEMA Physician Spotlight: Aaron Blackshaw

Tell us about which medical school you attended and why it made the top of your list. I graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and loved living in Charleston. So much, that staying for an additional four years seemed ideal. Plus, the University...

Explaining Unexplained Abdominal Pain

Explaining Unexplained Abdominal Pain

Explaining Unexplained Abdominal Pain by Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD Abdominal pain is a common symptom that brings patients to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation. It is also common that our ED workup does not find an identifiable cause, and patients are...

From ‘orderly’ to ER doctor – a physician’s journey

A young physician got his start rolling patients through the halls By Roland Wilkerson September 30, 2019 Originally Posted on Novanthealth.org Aaron Blackshaw’s path to becoming an emergency room physician started at a crossroads that rarely leads to medical school....

MEMA Physician Spotlight: Rusty J. Lee

Tell us about why you choose the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina and why it made the top of your list:   I attended Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina for medical school. While I had been accepted into a D.O....

MEMA Physician Spotlight: James R. (JR) Young, MD

  Why did you choose UNC (Chapel Hill) School of Medicine for medical school?   After working at the Duke University Medical Center for a year, I was able to transfer my studies over to UNC-Chapel Hill and receive in-state tuition. It was a great school with a...

MEMA Physician Spotlight: Stephanie Zeller, MD

MEMA Physician Spotlight: Stephanie Zeller, MD   Why did you make the choice to attend the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) for medical school?   UMMSM offered opportunities to learn where there was both a large patient population as well as...

MEMA Physician Spotlight: Mark Zeller, MD

MEMA Physician Spotlight: Mark K. Zeller, MD   Why did you choose the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for medical school?   The University of Miami offered outstanding educational opportunities and allowed me to work at multiple high acuity hospitals,...

MEMA Physician Spotlight: Melanie Artho, MD

MEMA Physician Spotlight with Melanie Artho, MD   Tell us why did you choose the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine for medical school?   I was in Lubbock, TX for my undergraduate degree and had a great support system there already...

Physician Spotlight: MEMA CEO Tim Lietz, MD, FACEP

Physician Spotlight with MEMA CEO Tim Lietz, MD, FACEP   Tim Lietz, MD FACEP, an active emergency medicine physician and current CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates, LLP (MEMA) sits down for a candid interview to shine a light on how he feels about...

MEMA Physician Spotlight: Sarah R. Orlousky, MD, FACEP

Get to know MEMA Physician, Sarah Orlousky, MD, FACEP  Why did you make the choice to attend Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health for medical school? For me, OSU accomplished both my personal and academic goals in selecting a medical school to...

MEMA Physician Spotlight: Katie Golden, MD

Get to know MEMA Physician, Katie Golden, MD   Why did you choose the University of Pennsylvania for medical school? On the interview trail, UPenn stood out to me as a school with soul and a supportive, talented community. True to the field of emergency medicine,...

Understanding Job-Related Burnout in the Emergency Department

MEMA Seeks to Identify the Signs, Contributing Factors and Provider Perceptions   Everyone knows that working as a clinician in the emergency department is an intense endeavor– but how can you identify when there’s a problem and address it before it comes at a...

APP Spotlight: Whitney K. Lloyd, FNP-C

APP Spotlight: Whitney K. Lloyd, FNP Tell us why you choose UNCC for nursing school?   I chose to attend UNCC Nursing School because it is one of the few graduate schools in North Carolina that does not teach solely online. I learn best from being hands-on and...

MEMA Physician Spotlight: David Johnson

Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates, PLLC (MEMA) is pleased to welcome Dr. David Johnson to our practice family! Dr. Johnson will continue the MEMA tradition of delivering exceptional emergency service and care for our partners. We sat down with David and asked...

MEMA APP Spotlight: Patrick DeVane, PA-C

Patrick, a PA-C with MEMA, helped lay the foundation for our APP Fellowship program. Outside of the Emergency Department, Patrick likes perfecting his slow-smoked ribs recipe, fishing, married life and taking medical mission trips around the world. We recently caught...

MEMA Physician Assistant Spotlight – Logan Groves PA-C

MEMA Physician Spotlight – Logan Groves PA-C Why did you decide to become a physician assistant? While studying Public Health at UNC, the rationale of preventative health resonated with me; however, I found myself more interested and excited about personalized...

The State of NC’s Opioid Crisis – A Physician’s Perspective

The State of NC’s Opioid Crisis – A Physician’s Perspective An In-Depth Interview with Dr. Timothy Lietz, MD, FACEP President & CEO, Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA) Past President, NC Medical Board   Dr. Timothy (Tim) Lietz recently...

MEMA Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Kathy Jordan

MEMA Nurse Practitioner Spotlight: Kathy Jordan, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, SANE-P, FAEN Why did you decide to become a nurse practitioner? Nursing has been my life-long goal since childhood, and as I advanced through each stage of my career, I was driven to expand my...

Meet Dr. Josh Loyd, MD: MEMA Physician Spotlight

MEMA Physician Spotlight: Meet Dr. Josh Loyd, MD Mid Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates, PLLC (MEMA) is thrilled to welcome Dr. Josh Loyd to our practice! He is serving as an Emergency Medical Physician and Medical Director for Novant Health's Critical Care...

MEMA is ranked as the 9th Largest Group in Charlotte

December 31, 2018 Charlotte Business Journal's annual ranking of Physician Groups is out, and Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates, PLLC (MEMA) ranks as the 9th largest physician group in Charlotte. These annual rankings determine the most prominent groups by...

2014 Charlotte Magazine List of Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine

5 Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medicine Physicians were named to Charlotte Magazine's Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care/Pediatric Emergency Medicine List for 2014 Sidney M. Fletcher, MD, Emergency Medicine Timothy E. Lietz, MD, Emergency Medicine David E....

2014 October – Charlotte Biz Magazine Article

Commitment to the Core By Barbara Fagan The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites nearly 130 million visits to U.S. emergency rooms (ERs) in 2010. Statistically, that is around 43 visits per 100 people annually. As often the first and sometimes the last...