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 (From top left to bottom right):

Kamesha Boone, PathGroup LabTech, Rebecca Carlson, Receptionist/Scheduling & Certified X-Ray Technician, Lindsey Mudd, Certified Medical Assistant to Myles Benjamin, A.P.N., Bonnie Kellum, Medical Records, Lindsay Thompson, Patient Intake/Front Desk Clerk, Kayla Etheridge, Certified Medical Assistant to Dr. Douglas L. O’Dea, Kim Scott, Registered X-Ray Technologist, Lauren Butler, Practice Manager & Scribe to Dr. Douglas L. O’Dea, M.D., Christy Strauser, Certified Medical Assistant to Debora Downda, A.P.N. Michelle Dodson, MA to Myles Benjamin, A.P.N. (not pictured)


All of our staff members are Certified Medical Assistants and CPR/First Aid Certified!