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Dr. David Parker
Dr. David Parker is a well-known and well-respected Family Practice Physician. He is a graduate of Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, and has a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science from Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from Winston-Salem State University. He established Village family Care Center approximately 16 years ago and has cared for numerous citizens in North Carolina.
As he matriculated through his studies, he developed a profound interest in the effects of diet and exercise as they relate to health outcomes. He is an avid supporter of healthy living and believes in personally coaching his patients towards healthy lifestyles. Many of his patients have experienced positive changes in their quality of life as a result of participating in his weekly exercise and nutrition counseling classes. He not only specializes in Family Medicine but has worked at Cape Fear Valley Health Systems for 17 years, including Inpatient, ICU and Emergency Care. Dr. Parker has also served as Medical Director for Addiction Medicine and Psychiatric Services.
On a more personal note, Dr. Parker is well-traveled, attributing most of his travel time to mission work. He has participated in medical missions to Belize, Africa, India, South America and Central America.
Carmelita Bigelow, MSW LCAS-A PhD candidate
Carmelita Tiburcio-Bigelow, MSW LCAS-A PhD candidate, is a Behavioral Health Clinician with combined education and experiences in community resource programs and services. She graduated high school at the age of 16 from Oakland Technical High in California. She began her career in the behavioral health field as a Pathology assistant, working with brain cells at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center while attending California State University of Hayward nursing program, now known as the University of East Bay. In 2000, she obtained her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Merritt College in Oakland, where she received her state certification as a Food Protection Professional (CDM CFPP). She went on to work with one of the top 20 hospitals nationwide – Stanford Hospital, in their Nutrition and Dietetics Services division with assignments in Psychiatric, Cancer, and NICU units.
She moved to North Carolina in 2005, and in 2007-2008 fiscal year, she served as a Chair President for the NC division of Dietary Managers Association. Simultaneously, she opened Fitness and Nutrition 101 in 2007 – a teaching gym where she maintained community relations with social services and health initiatives, including job link training programs for victims of intimate partner violence with the Alamance County Vocational Rehabilitation Center. Her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics gave her the opportunity to work in the field for over 10 years, including involvement in the menu planning for the North Carolina Head Start Program from 2007 to 2010. She is also the founder of FANCASL (Fitness and Nutrition Coalition Against Sedentary Living), established in 2007.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2014, with field training in crisis hot line, working with domestic abuse, assaults, and trauma. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California in 2017, with specialty in Military Family and Culture. She obtained her associate license as an addiction specialist in 2018, where she continues to work alongside with DEA providers on integrated approach to substance abuse medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs. As a certified sex offender assessment and treatment specialist, she assists in conjunction with probation officers (PO) in re-entry programs.
Ms. Bigelow is a progressive researcher, a PhD candidate in Psychology with Capella U., conducting a dissertation study involving clinicians in trauma settings. Her practice in co-occurring disorders with substance abuse at Village Family Care Center, include the treatment of stress management, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, Couple/Family Therapy, hypervigilance, bereavement, and PTSD.
Michelle Stroup, FNP-BC
Michelle Stroup, FNP-BC began her medical career in laboratory services in Southern Ohio in 2002. After discovering her love for patient care, she decided to continue her education within the nursing field. Michelle obtained her Associates degree from Southern State Community College in Hillsboro, Ohio, Bachelor of Science Degree from Gardner-Webb University in Bowling Springs, NC, and her Masters of Science Degree from Simmons University in Boston, MA.
Michelle worked much of her nursing career at Wake Med Health and Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center in Raleigh and Cary, NC. Michelle’s clinical experience includes Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Surgery/Trauma, Oncology, and Critical Care. While carving her career as a Registered Nurse she held a specialty certification in Hematology/Oncology from Duke University.
She is now an ANCC, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Women’s, Children’s, and Adult/Geriatric services. Her specialty is Family Medicine. This specialty is designed to serve each patient throughout their lifespan. Michelle joined Village Family Care Center in February 2020 is proud to expand her career into the community. She is eager to serve those throughout Cumberland County, Wake County, and the surrounding areas.
Michelle lives in Holly Springs, NC with her husband and two children. They enjoy spending their free time golfing, camping, and spending time in the outdoors.
Michelle is currently seeing patients at Village Family Care Center in Fayetteville, NC, and at KOG in Apex, NC.
Dr. Walter S. Scott
A native of Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Scott graduated from Hillside High School in 1977. He then matriculated at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he finished with a BA in History in 1981.
Dr. Scott was accepted to the dental school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, graduating with his D.D.S. Degree in 1986. From 1986-87, he did a residency at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennesse. Dr. Scott has been a part of the professional community of Fayetteville, North Carolina since 1988.
He has been married to his wife Carolyn for 32 years, and they have two adult children. Dr. Scott has been a sports fanatic since childhood, and he follows the Pittsburgh Steelers in football and the North Carolina Tarheels in college basketball.