Our Providers

Charles A. Withers, II, MD
Rheumatologist
Dr. Withers is a native of Washington, DC and has lived in North Carolina for over 10 years. He enjoys running and playing soccer in his spare time and is an active member of his church. One of his greatest joys is spending time with his wife and 3 young children.

Education and Training

Undergraduate: Swarthmore College (2002)

Medical School: Duke University (2008)

Internal Medicine Internship: Duke University (2009)

Internal Medicine Residency: Duke University (2011)

Rheumatology Fellowship: Duke University (2013)

Recent Publication

Withers, C.A., George, R.L., and Keenan, R.T. Diagnosis and management of gout: an update. JCOM. 2012. 19(11):519-527.

Awards & Honors

Aspen Health Forum, fellow (2007)

           Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine

Award (2008)

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Research Experience

​National Institutes of Health (2002)

Thomas Jefferson University (2003-2004)

Duke University Medical Center (2007, 2013)

   Tara Kennedy, FNP-BC
    Nurse Practitioner
Tara is a native of New York and recently moved to North Carolina after living in Colorado for 22 years. She brings with her over 6 years of rheumatology experience and has a passion for seeing patients incorporate healthy lifestyle choices to better manage their disease.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, mountain biking, hiking, skiing and walks with her dog Ajax.

Education

Undergraduate: Binghamton University (1992)

Graduate: University of Northern Colorado (2007)

Experience

University of Colorado Rheumatology Clinic (2019-2021)

Denver Arthritis Clinic (2014-2018)

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Kara Bazemore
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Kara is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist specializing in Neuromuscular Therapy, Scarwork, and Myofascial Release Technique. Kara has been practicing since 2012 and has a passion for helping her clients find innovative solutions to pain. Her wholistic approach to wellness and condition management emphasizes practical, goal-oriented modalities with measurable results. Outside of her professional life Kara is an accomplished visual artist and avid outdoors woman who enjoys volunteering and visiting her hometown of Savannah, GA. 

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