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)
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
National Institutes of Health (2002)
Thomas Jefferson University (2003-2004)
Duke University Medical Center (2007, 2013)
Tara Kennedy, FNP-BC
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)
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.