Bakersville CMC

Dr. Jim CarrollJim Carroll, MD. Medical Director.

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, 1986

Internship/Residency: MAHEC/Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC

Employment: Bakersville Community Medical Clinic since 1989

Dr. Carroll's interests include obstetrics, family planning, preventive care, community health, mental health, and environmental protection.

Dr. Carroll is the Clinic's Medical Director. He serves on various hospital committees, is active in water quality protection in our Toe River watershed, and is a cyclist and kayaker. He is a member of the Bakersville Volunteer Fire Department. Dr. Carroll is married to Beverly and has three 4-legged "children."

Dr. Barbara StaggBarbara Stagg, MD

Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; 1982

Internship/Residency: Bowman Gray, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; 1984

Employment: Bakersville Community Medical Clinic since 1984

Dr. Stagg has three children Tadayoshi, Sejiro, and Keikichi Littleton and four stepchildren Vanessa, Dylan, Myrthin, and Tristan Stagg. Dr. Stagg and her children are avid dancers and participate in the annual Nutcracker. Her husband, Barry Stagg, is a well-known American/Canadian recording artist for cash box. Dr. Stagg can often be seen singing on stage with her husband.

Dr. Rebecca BrooksRebecca Brooks, MD

Internship/Residency: East Carolina University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Greenville, NC 1999

Dr. Brooks grew up in Buena vista, VA which is on the parkway. She went to undergrad school at Appalachian State and worked at Baxter’s in the Chemistry Dept. for 5 years before starting medical school. After completing her Family Practice Residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC, she moved to the Highland-Cashiers, NC area. There she worked at Mountain Area Family Medicine and the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital ER Dept. before joining Bakersville Community Medical Clinic in 2005. Dr. Brooks is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Steve NorthDwight J. Willett, MD

Medical School: East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN, 2009

Internship/Residency: John Peter Smith Family Medicine, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2009 – 2012

Dr. Willett and his wife Kathryn, a Physical Therapist, are from the East Tennessee area. They have a love of the Appalachian region and wanted to find a place where they could build long-lasting relationships with the community and make a real difference in the lives of their patients and their family.

Dr. Willett is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in Family Medicine and in Geriatrics.

Dr. Phillip CopeDr. Phillip Cope, Chiropractor

Undergraduate School: National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL

Medical School: National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL, 1978

Employment: Bakersville Community Medical Clinic since 1990

Dr. Cope is married to Theresa Anderson, who is a clinical psychologist. The have three children, Jason, Melissa, and Kelly.

Lisa Goldstein, CPM, CNNLisa Goldstein, Certified Nurse Midwife

Undergraduate School: Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA;

Associate Degree: Nursing, Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, NC; 1994

Certification: Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing, Hyden, KY Diploma in Nurse Midwifery, 1998

Employment: Lisa has over 53 years experience attending home births and now attends births at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine; at Bakersville Community Medical Clinic since 1998.

Lisa is married to Gavriel; they have three sons: Moses, Eric, and Jesse.

Jeannette Dellinger, FNPJeannette Dellinger, FNP

Undergraduate School: Radford University, Radford, VA

Medical School: Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Specialist in Adult Health, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC, Post Master's Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing, Family Nurse Practioner, East Tennessee State Univeristy, TN

Employment: Bakersville Community Medical Clinic since 2008

Jeannette lives with her husband, Ray and two dogs in the Bakersville area. Jeannette specializes in diabetic care and management.

Dr. Phillip CopePat Silvers, FNP

Education: Practical Nursing - Mayland Community College; ADN - Western PIedmont Community College; BSN - Winston-Salem State University

Medical School: Certificate level Advanced Practice Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner - University of North Carolina, MAHEC at Asheville, NC

Employment: Bakersville Community Medical Clinic

Pat was initially employed at BCMC in 1988, for sixteen years. She then spent seven years as a Nationally Certified School Nurse in the Mitchell County School system. In January 2012 Pat returned to the clinic to provide acute care services to established clinic patients and school-age children in the community. As a native of Mitchell County she feels very close to the people and enjoys providing needed health care services to this area.

Dr. Dorothy De GuzmanSusanna S. Kivette, PA-C

Undergraduate: Peace College, Raleigh, NC, 2007

Graduate: Master of Physician Assistant, University of Colorado at Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus, 2013

Ms. Kivette, PA-C, grew up in Boone, NC. She volunteered her time with the Peace Corps in the Northwest Province of South Africa, and also spent time in Hanoi, Vietnam and Costa Rica. She is proficient in the languages of Spanish and Setswana.

She is certified by the NC DOT to perform CDL exams.

Tim EvansTim Evans, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Undergraduate School: Connecticut College, New London, CT

Master of Social Work: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Employment: Bakersville Community Medical Clinic since 2009; Yancey County Middle School Health Centers, 2001-2010;Yancey Counseling Center, 2005-2009; Blue Ridge Center/New Vistas Behavioral Health SErvices, 2003-2005.

When he is not at work, Tim loves to be doing things in the outdoors with his family. He lives in Yancey County with his wife and three sons.

Tonya PhillipsTonya Phillips, Registered Dietician

Undergraduate School: Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Medical School: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Certification: Registered Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association; Certified Personal Trainer by the National Council on Strength and Fitness

Employment: Bakersville Community Medical Clinic since 2009

Tonya and her husband, Hank, have two girls, Eden and Adeline.

Chuck SheltonChuck Shelton, Clinic Administrator

Chuck joined BCMC in 2011 after over 35 years in banking and finance. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Chuck is married to Denna and they have two grown children, Angela and Adam.


Nursing Staff

Jane Pittman
Jane Pittman, Supervisor
Kim Burleson
Kim Burleson
Gail Greene
Gail Greene
Nina McKinney
Nina McKinney
Cindy Stafford
Cindy Stafford
Janice Street
Janice Street
Angie Atwood
Angie Atwood

Front Desk & Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff Administrative Staff

Front Desk Staff:
Tammy Blackledge, Melissa Gortney,
Melanie Shell, Buffy Buchanan,

Administrative Staff:
Teresa Gurley, Lacey Jones,
Donna Hoilman, Beth Brewer