Published on July 23, 2015

UNC Physicians Network Welcomes New Providers to Rex Family Practice of Wakefield

Five new providers expand services available for northern Wake County patients

RALEIGH, N.C. – UNC Physicians Network is pleased to welcome five new providers to the Rex Family Practice of Wakefield, conveniently located on the Rex Healthcare of Wakefield campus. Dr. Rachel Hollifield and Dr. Christopher Wozniak began seeing patients this month. Elizabeth Todd, F.N.P, and Sharon Johnson, P.A.-C., joined the practice earlier this year. Amanda Watkins, F.N.P, will join in late September. The new providers join a highly regarded practice with three physicians and other providers, including Dr. Soon Kwark, Dr. Mohammad Khader and Dr. Mona Soliman.

“We’re proud that our practice continues to attract excellent providers who share our commitment to providing compassionate care for our patients,” said Dr. Kwark, medical director of Rex Family Practice of Wakefield. “We look forward to integrating our new providers’ expertise into our practice as we continue expanding the services available to northern Wake County and beyond.”

Todd joined the team in February with more than 10 years’ experience caring for patients. She approaches health care holistically and enjoys building relationships with patients. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., and Master of Science in nursing from Concordia University in Mequon, Wis. She is fluent in Spanish.

Johnson is a certified physician assistant who joined the practice in March. She received her bachelor’s degree from Boston College and is a graduate of the Western Michigan University physician assistant program. She has many years of experience in primary health care, including urgent care, chronic illnesses, women’s and preventive health.

Dr. Hollifield joined Rex Family Practice of Wakefield on July 13. She received her medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn. She completed her residency at Brentwood Family Medicine Residency-Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va. She was named Intern of the Year in 2013 and was the chief resident from 2014-2015.

Dr. Wozniak also joined the team on July 13. He received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Fla., and completed his residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando Family Medicine in Orlando, Fla. His interests within family medicine include but are not limited to dermatology, osteopathic manipulation, Coumadin management and sports medicine. He is married with five children and is a huge hockey fan.

Watkins will start at the practice on September 28. She received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., with an additional bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner. Her clinical experience includes chronic illness, diabetes, hypertension, depression and anxiety. She previously served in the U.S. Peace Corps and has experience in both the family practice and hospital setting.

Located in north Raleigh (11200 Governor Manly Way, Suite 205), Rex Family Practice of Wakefield provides outstanding and compassionate health care for the entire family in a convenient location. The team of family physicians and advanced practice practitioners offer services ranging from children’s health to geriatrics, including well visits and physicals, illness care, immunizations, men’s and women’s health, management of chronic health conditions, minor in-office procedures such as mole removals, and preventative care. The practice is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in scheduling an appointment can call the practice at (919) 570-7700 or visit their website.

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