Providers

Dr. Doug Briggs

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Doug Briggs, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Doug Briggs comes full circle in joining NeighborHealth as medical director. His family moved to Raleigh in 1981, and he graduated from UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1987.  After graduation, Dr. Briggs finished a family medicine residency program at UT Southwestern in Dallas in 1990. While in Dallas, he and his wife attended Dallas Theological Seminary and began planning a career serving in the developing world. From 1990 until 1995, he spent time in private practice in Dallas. He was involved in short-term trips to Guatemala, India and China.

In 1995, Dr. Briggs, his wife, Michaele, and their two small children moved to southwest China where he started a village doctor program and a walk-in clinic while working in a school for disabled adults. From 1998 until 2018 he was involved in training village doctors from the Chinese countryside, seeing patients from the poor villages, and taking part in various public health efforts to control the spread of infectious disease while working to put an end to ostracism of the sick and disabled in mainstream society.

Dr. Briggs’ medical care vision focuses on caring for individuals, families, and communities in a way that integrates all aspects of health with attention to physical, mental, emotional, and societal health. His intent is to combine health restoration, illness prevention, and preservation of personal dignity and autonomy while training patients how to be more involved with their own health.

Dr. Weathers NeighborHealth

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Andrea Weathers, MD, Dr.PH, FAAP, Pediatrician

Dr. Weathers is a native North Carolinian. After being raised in Greensboro, she moved to Raleigh and graduated from the Jesse O. Sanderson High School. Dr. Weathers is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her graduate medical education at the Brody School of Medicine. She later earned a Master’s in Public Health and a Doctorate in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Weathers has a long history of service to the fields of Medicine and Public Health. This service includes a faculty teaching position at the Brody School of Medicine, appointment to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and service on the following boards: Board-of-Directors of the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, the Health Advisory Committee of the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, the Board-of-Directors of the NC Farmworker Health Program, the Board-of-Directors of the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals, and the GlaxoSmithKline Awards Committee.

Currently, Dr. Weathers is a member of the NC Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics–where she serves as co-chair of the Refugee Work Group of the Immigrant Health Special Interest Group.

Dr. Weathers’ lifelong dream has been to serve children and families by providing health care in a community context. She is driven by a belief in the fundamental dignity and the inherent worth of all people. Because of this core belief, Dr. Weathers understands that excellence in patient care requires human connections, as well as an understanding of the social, family and community contexts of each patient’s lived experience. As a result, Dr. Weathers enjoys the “art of medicine” as much as the “science of medicine.”

Dr. Weathers lives in Morrisville, is a lifelong student of the Spanish language and is a violinist. In her spare time, she enjoys community service, weaving, exercising, and relaxing on the Outer Banks of NC. She is married to Dr. Rinson Weathers (Internal/Emergency Medicine) and has two daughters.

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Ron Halbrooks, M.D., Geriatrics

Dr. Ron Halbrooks was born and raised in Texas and received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. Staying in-state for medical school, he attended The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. After graduation, he went on to the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center for three years of training in Internal Medicine.

After completing his education, Dr. Halbrooks moved to Ethiopia to work with the Ethiopian people in the midst of a famine. While there, he met his future wife, Mary, and they were married in Australia.  After finishing his work in Ethiopia, Dr. Halbrooks and his wife returned to the States, moving to Durham where he worked for Durham Medical Center and later Duke Health Systems. Yet, with a heart to again help those overseas, he with his wife and four daughters moved to China where he worked in a Chinese hospital.

When they came back to the United States six years later, they settled in Durham again and Dr. Halbrooks returned to work at Duke Health Systems in Internal Medicine.  Since returning, he has also continued to work with Chinese hospitals helping them with Primary Care, and has helped the North Carolina Baptist Men in developing dental buses and prevention buses that screen for diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol.

When Dr. Halbrooks joined NeighborHealth Center in the fall of 2021, he said “Having worked with the poor in Ethiopia, China and in North Carolina, I was drawn to NeighborHealth to help provide care to this group of people who so often lack adequate, quality health care. I am so glad to be able to work here at this time.”

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Stacy Boulton, MD/OBGYN

Stacy Boulton, MD, OB/GYN, is a Knoxville native. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee, also attending medical school at UT.  She completed her residency in Ohio in 2004, working in academics at the University of Cincinnati. While there, she directed a Cincinnati clinic for pregnant women affected by substance abuse, then transitioned to  private practice.  

She and her husband, a Raleigh cardiothoracic surgeon, moved from Ohio to Atlanta, where Stacy remained in private practice. The family relocated to Raleigh in 2012, where Stacy has worked as a WakeMed North laborist. Dr Boulton has a passion for ensuring quality prenatal and gynecological care is accessible to all.  The Boulton family regularly travels to a hospital in Kenya where Stacy and her husband provide relief support to missionary & Kenyan physicians, as well as participate in physician training. In her free time she loves to be outside (cycling, hiking, climbing, camping) and spending time with her husband and four sons.

Dr. Betsy Joyner

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Betsy Joyner, PA-C

Betsy Joyner grew up in Nashville, North Carolina and received a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from North Carolina State University. She attended Elon University where she completed her degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to joining NeighborHealth, she worked in Endocrinology.

Betsy enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She is passionate about ensuring everyone has access to quality health care.

Molly Jordan Physicians Assistant

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Molly Jordan, PA-C

Molly Jordan, PA-C, joined NeighborHealth in May 2019.  After 17 years overseas in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe, Molly and her family returned to North Carolina in July 2018. During her time overseas,  she worked to improve the access and quality of critical health services in limited resourced communities through clinical and non-profit work.

Before going overseas, Molly worked in Winston-Salem at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.  She graduated from Wake Forest PA program and completed a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Molly’s passion is to assist people in vulnerable communities to achieve optimal physical, spiritual, and emotional health and wholeness.  “I especially enjoy working to improve the lives of families and communities.”

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Rachel Lehman, NP

Rachel Lehman is a Nurse Practitioner who joined NeighborHealth Center in 2019. She received her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College. In 1999, she graduated with her Master’s in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner training from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. While attending Vanderbilt, she was awarded a National Health Service Corps scholarship and went on to serve at a network of rural health clinics in Iowa. Over the last 20 years, Rachel has enjoyed working in a variety of health care settings including family practice, pediatric pulmonology, community health, Health Care for the Homeless, and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Together with her husband and two children, she also spent seven life-changing years in Southeast Asia working to improve access to high-quality medical care.

Rachel strongly values compassion, empathy, teamwork, and holistic care and is passionate about every person having access to affordable, quality health care. In her free time, she loves to hike, read, travel, and run.

Nursing Staff

Morgan Doherty, RN

Amy Gross, RN

Alicia Manson, RN

Emily Watkins, RN

Catherine Winn, RN

Medical Assistants

Abigail Avery, MA

Rebecca Costa, MA

Yabriyah Eaves, MA

Darielys Herrera, MA

Taylor Irvin, MA

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