Our Providers

Charles A. Withers, II, MD
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.


Undergraduate: Binghamton University (1992)

Graduate: University of Northern Colorado (2007)


University of Colorado Rheumatology Clinic (2019-2021)

Denver Arthritis Clinic (2014-2018)

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Jennifer Bourbonnais, M.Ed., RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian
Jennifer has coached individuals, families, and groups to attain numerous wellness goals. Through her education and own personal triumph over obesity and emotional eating, she has the understanding and foundation to guide others to get and stay healthy! 


Undergraduate:  B.S. Dietetics, Michigan State University

Registered Dietitian Completion: Wayne State University

Masters of Education: Wayne State University


Clinical Dietitian: Henry Ford Hospital (1997-2004)

Weight Loss Program Director & Founder: Medical Resource Group (2004-2008)

Nutrition Care Manager: St. John Providence Health System (2014-2019)

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