Staff

Douglas L. O’Dea, M.D.

DLODr. O’Dea graduated Magna Cum Laude from Memphis State University with a B.A. in science, and earned his medical degree in 1985 from the University of Tennessee, where he completed his residency. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine. He is the founder and senior Physician of North Internal Medicine. He has served on the board of speakers for various pharmaceutical companies and participated in multiple phase III and phase IV medical drug research studies. Dr. O’dea is committed to continuing education and research.

Debora Dowda, A.P.N.

deboraDebora joined the clinic in 2005. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1996 with a Master of Science in Nursing. Debora has obtained certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She loves the outdoors and enjoys kayaking in her free time. Debora has four children and 2 grandchildren.

Myles Benjamin, A.P.N.

MylesMyles joined the clinic in May, 2015. He graduated from The University of Memphis, Loewenburg School of Nursing with Master of Science in Nursing. He holds a certification as a Family Nurse Practioner, and is Board-Certified. Myles is married, and has two children. He enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing and camping.

North Internal Medicine Staff:

Lauren Butler, Certified Medical Scribe Specialist, Office Manager

Bonnie Kellum, CCMA, Medical Records, Auditor, Worker’s Compensation Adjuster, Notary Public

Kayla Etheridge, CCMA to Dr. Douglas L. O’Dea, M.D.

Christy Strauser, CCMA to Debora Dowda, A.P.N.

Jennifer Knighten, MA to Myles Benjamin, A.P.N.

Lindsey Thompson, Front Desk Clerk, Patient Intake, Account Specialist

Kim Ridley, RT (X-ray)

Pat Rutter, Check-Out, Referral Specialist

Andrea Triplett, Receptionist

Cathy Patrick, Receptionist