Douglas L. O’Dea, M.D.

Dr. 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.

Debora 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.

Myles 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.

Rachael O’Dea, A.P.N.

Rachael joined the clinic in November 2020. She received her first Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, and is an avid Auburn football fan. She graduated from the University of Loewenburg School of Nursing with a Master of Science in Nursing. She holds certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and is Board-Certified. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Rachael was an Emergency Department Nurse at Methodist Hospital- North for several years. Rachael loves to read and travel.

North Internal Medicine Staff:

Lauren Butler, Documentation Specialist, Office Manager

Laurie Stafford, Medical Records, Medical Assistant, Notary Public

Kayla Etheridge, Certified Medical Assistant

Peyton Johnson, Certified Medical Assistant

Christy Strauser, Certified Medical Assistant

Jennifer Knighten, Receptionist/Scheduler

Lindsey Thompson, Front Desk Clerk, Patient Intake, Account Specialist, Check-out

Kim Ridley, RT (X-ray)

Pat Rutter, Check-Out, Referral Specialist

Andrea Triplett, Receptionist/Scheduler