About our Physician Assistants

Cardiology Associates employs Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who may participate in your care.  These health care professionals are trained and licensed to practice medicine, under the supervision of a physician.  PAs and NPs serve as physician extenders and have completed both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, had clinical training and taken national board exams to certify them in the areas of expertise.  PAs and NPs must also complete a curriculum of continuing education each year, just as cardiologists or any physicians are required to complete.

This team approach has proven to enhance the standard of care that Cardiology Associates is committed to providing to their patients and it
allows for more patients to receive the high quality medical care and personalized service they have come to expect from Cardiology Associates.  In our practice, PAs and NPs work as a team with physicians, seeing patients, both in the hospital and in our offices.

They are able to perform a variety of medical functions which include:

Creating detailed medical histories, ordering diagnostic tests, determining a preliminary diagnosis and treatment plan, administering and prescribing injections, immunizations and oral medications, instructing patients and families regarding medications and treatments, arranging hospital admissions and discharges, and supervising stress tests.  All of these tasks are performed under the supervision of our cardiologists.

 

Mobile:

Stephanie Cleveland, PA-C
Education:

Masters of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies: University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Bachelor of Science: University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

Robin Bates, PA-C
Education:
Masters of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies: University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Bachelor of Science: University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

Lesley Payne, PA-C
Education: 
Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies: University of South Alabama, Mobile Alabama
Bachelor of Science: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Joy Gandy, CRNP, NP-C
Education:
Masters of Science, Nursing:  Troy University, Troy Alabama
Bachelor of Science:  University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

M. Michelle Seals, BSN, AG-ACNP
Education: 
Masters of Science, Nursing Administration:  University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Nursing: University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Bachelor of Science: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee



  Katie Barker, PA-C
Education: 
Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies: University of South Alabama, Mobile Alabama
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology;  Bachelor of Science, Psychology: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
 
Laura M. R. Taylor, RN, CRNP, AG-ACNP
Education: 
Master of Health Science, Nursing: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Nursing:  Troy University, Troy, Alabama




Terra L. Parnell, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C
Education: 
Master of Science, Nursing, FNP: Troy University, Troy, Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Nursing: University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
  Kate Mount, MSN, NP-C
Education: 
Master of Science, Nursing, FNP: University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Nursing:  University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences:  University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

Baldwin County:

Robin Underwood, CRNP
Education:
Masters of Health Science, Adult Health/Family Nurse Practitioner: University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Bachelor of Science: University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

Brian Neilan, MS, PA-C
Education:  

Master of Health Science: University of South Alabama, Mobile Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Biology: Samford University, Birmingham Alabama

Erin Roberts, MSN, ACNP-BC 
Education:
Masters of Science: University of South Alabama, Mobile Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama

Valerie Pipkin, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC
Education: 
Masters of Science:  University of South Alabama, Mobile Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Biology:  Millsaps University, Jackson, Mississippi

  Lauren M. Niemeyer, MSN, NP-C
Education: 
Master of  Science, Nursing: University of  South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Nursing:  University of Mississippi Medical Center, Oxford Mississippi


Laura M. R. Taylor, RN, CRNP, AG-ACNP
Education: 
Master of Health Science, Nursing: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Nursing:  Troy University, Troy, Alabama

Laura M. R. Taylor, RN, CRNP, AG-ACNP
Education: 
Master of Health Science, Nursing: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Nursing:  Troy University, Troy, Alabama
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT
David T. Trice, M.D.
FACC 

Interventional Cardiology