3175 Wrightsville Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Our focus at is wellness!
Good Health is determined by quality of living as well as duration of life. We know that we must survive, but we must also be able to enjoy living. At , our goals include preventing disease and accelerated aging, while improving the quality of life. This is done through education and therapy that is aimed at reducing stress, promoting optimal nutrition and exercise, and correcting hormonal imbalance.
The health care that is provided at is provided by two family nurse practitioners,Tabetha L. Smith, RN, MSN, FNP-C, and Katherine S. Mann, RN, MSN, FNP-C.These practitioners are uniquely qualified to meet the practice goals.
In NC, a FNP is allowed to own their own practice of medicine. and practice without a physician on site.According to state law, FNP's are required to have a supervising physician. The supervising physician foris Dr. William Rawls, Jr. of Soundside Health Care in Morehead City, NC. Dr. Rawlsis board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has a certification from The American Board of Holistic Medicine.His practice has the same focus and goals as this practice. The law requires that Dr. Rawls be available to our FNPsby phone or internet and that they must meet every 6 months. They also have in place set protocols for practice and a formal agreement between them as to what tasks, procedures and functions they can perform as FNPs. The FNPs at are licensed in North Carolina to diagnose, prescribe, and treat your health problems.
The FNP's do not have hospital privileges, and they do not take care of patients in the hospital.They have an agreement with Coastal Hospitalists to provide medical care for patients in the hospital.Coastal Hospitalists are a group of physicians who have special training in providing medical care in a hospital setting. These physicians will only care for you in the hospital and will keep our office informed of your progress.
The medical care providers at Insight Family Health Center areconsidered primary care providers for most insurances. They can provide care when you are acutely sick (i.e. cold, flu, sinus infection, earinfection, allergy flare, UTI, vaginal odor/itching, etc.) and when you have ongoing health problems. Their primary focus of care is on wellness, prevention, nutrition counseling and hormone balance. They also provide services such as routine physicals, pap smears and breast exams, and weight loss counseling and treatment, etc. They do not provide primary care services for patients with chronic illnesses but can work with their primary care providers on wellness, prevention,nutrition counseling, and hormone balance issues.
Ms. Smith, Ms. Mann and their staff welcome the opportunity to participate in your journey towards your personal health goals!
Tabetha L. Smith is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1997. She has a Master of Science degree in Nursing and is licensed to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina as a FNP. She is certified by the American NurseCredentialing Center.
Women's health has always been of special interest to Ms. Smith, but she has experience in family practice, pediatrics, health education, and chronic disease management. Over the most recent years of her practice,she has focused on wellness and prevention, nutrition, and hormone balance. She has received specialized continuing education in the areas in which she specializes (Resume).
Ms. Smith also has a degree in health education and believes that educating people about their own health and how to improve that health is one of the best ways that she can help her patients. She believes that a health care provider can never know it all and continues to pursue more training.
Kathy Mann is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Insight Family Health Center.She has lived in Wilmington for 24 years and has been in practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner for 17 years.Her Master's Degree in Nursing is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner (Resume).
Her interest in wellness and nutrition started in her teens and has become an integral part of her practice. Woman's Health, Hormone Imbalance, and Thyroid Disease are special interests of hers.
Kathy spends her time outside of the office raising her 3 children. Her passions outside of work and family include surfing at Wrightsville Beach, Pilates, yoga, and a little tennis if there are no waves.