Audrey Sutton-Surak, D.O.
Dr. Surak graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992 and completed her Family Practice residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando in 1995, where she served as Chief Resident. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine and trained in diabetic education and treatment. Dr. Surak was a family practice physician for 11 years in New Jersey, caring for all age levels, before moving to Wilmington in 2006. She served as a Medical Director for Lower Cape Fear Hospice for 5 years before partnering with Dr. Marsha Fretwell at Health Partners. Besides treating patients in our office, Dr. Surak also provides patient care at Champions Assisted Living Facility, Davis Rehabilitation and Long Term Care Community and Trinity Grove where she acts as Medical Director. She also serves as the Medical Director at Plantation Village. In her spare time, Dr. Surak likes spending time with her family and friends, has started traveling and working out with her husband and office manager, Clem, at CrossFit.
Belinda McPherson, MD
Dr. McPherson graduated from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 1993 and completed her Family Practice residency at UNC Chapel Hill in 1996. She is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. McPherson was a family physician with Wilmington Health in Porters Neck for 18 years and a primary care physician with the Veterans Administration in Wilmington for two years before joining Dr. Surak and Helen Martin at Health Partners in 2016. Dr. McPherson cares for patients in our office age 13 and older as well as rounding on residences and rehabilitation patients at Davis Rehabilitation and Long Term Care Community and Trinity Grove. In her free time, Dr. McPherson enjoys paddle boarding and any other recreational activity that puts her on or near the ocean with her family and friends.
Helen Martin, FNP
Helen Martin, FNP graduated as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Community Health Nurse Specialist from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2005. She has worked in family medicine since 1975 when receiving her certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse and now, as a Family Nurse Practitioner, specializes in adult, hospice and palliative medicine. Helen has worked as a practitioner for hospice care agencies in Nebraska as well as North Carolina, including Lower Cape Fear Hospice where she managed the Care Center before teaming up with Dr. Surak at Health Partners in 2012. She now manages care of assisted-living, rehabilitation and long-term-care patients within the Davis Community as well as at Trinity Grove. She also provides care to our office patients for everything from a cold to chronic conditions. Helen is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and acts as a preceptor to nurse practitioner students from the UNC system. In her spare time, Helen likes to garden, read and frequent the beach with her husband, Alan, to relax and watch him fish.
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