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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)

Catherine Danford, PA-C  Physician Assistant

Catherine is a native of Ohio who then lived in Florida for 4 years before coming to NC. She loves to help patients really understand their disease processes and introduce new and effective ways to improve their everyday lives. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, trying new Charlotte restaurants with her husband and friends, and especially walks with her dogs, Poppy and Winston. 


Undergraduate: University of Akron (2017)

Graduate: University of South Florida (2021)


Allergy and Rheumatology Associates (2021-2022)

University of South Florida Rheumatology Department (2021)

Lakisha Highe, AGNP
Nurse Practitioner

Lakisha is a native of North Carolina. She brings with her over 18 years of healthcare experience. She has a passion for helping people live their lives to the fullest in the healthiest version of themselves. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two busy boys.


Undergraduate: University of North Caolina at Chapel Hill (2001) 

                                      Winston Salem State University (2015) 

Graduate: Maryville University (2022) 

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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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