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Our Team

OUR TEAM OF CARING PROFESSIONALS ARE HERE TO HELP

 
Through extensive experience, our medical team believes our therapies can improve patient outcomes, and restore a higher quality of life. We work with every patient to create a custom treatment plan that will best address individual patient needs. Nothing makes us happier than to see our patients smile again.
 
Meet a few of our team members below who play a huge role in improving the lives of our patients. 
Susan Mcconnell

SUSAN MCCONNELL

Physician Assistant

 

Susan McConnell is a native of eastern North Carolina and first became a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant in 1999. She completed her undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill, B.A. Industrial Relations with an emphasis in Economics in 1989. She completed her Physician Assistant training earning a BS in Medical Science at Alderson Broaddus College (currently known as Alderson Broaddus University)  in 1999. Her training includes rotations at OSU, Duke University, and a variety of other places in Ohio, WV, and NC.  Over the years she has primarily worked in Orthopaedic Surgery and Integrated Medicine. The two help to diagnose and develop a plan of care in our work environment. She believes in using her extensive experience while keeping up to date with current treatment by reading and attending conferences.  She is currently a member of AAPA and used to be a member of NCPA and PAPA. She has performed volunteer work multiple years with Special Olympics as a Physician Assistant,  the Junior League of Winston- Salem, and hopes to find more local charity causes. 

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”  – John Wesley

SUSAN MCCONNELL

Physician Assistant

 

Susan Mcconnell

Susan McConnell is a native of eastern North Carolina and first became a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant in 1999. She completed her undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill, B.A. Industrial Relations with an emphasis in Economics in 1989. She completed her Physician Assistant training earning a BS in Medical Science at Alderson Broaddus College (currently known as Alderson Broaddus University)  in 1999. Her training includes rotations at OSU, Duke University, and a variety of other places in Ohio, WV, and NC.  Over the years she has primarily worked in Orthopaedic Surgery and Integrated Medicine. The two help to diagnose and develop a plan of care in our work environment. She believes in using her extensive experience while keeping up to date with current treatment by reading and attending conferences.  She is currently a member of AAPA and used to be a member of NCPA and PAPA. She has performed volunteer work multiple years with Special Olympics as a Physician Assistant,  the Junior League of Winston- Salem, and hopes to find more local charity causes. 

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”  – John Wesley

Dale White

DALE WHITE

Physician Assistant

 

Dale White graduated from St. Francis College in 1992 with a Physician Assistant degree. Since then, he has had experience in the emergency department, urgent care and family practice. For Dale, the most rewarding part of working at Rising Integrative Healthcare is seeing patients able to do things they weren’t able to do before. It makes him happy to see them have a reduction in pain, increased mobility, and avoid surgery. Dale is grateful to spend each day working with awesome patients and staff.

DALE WHITE

Physician Assistant

 

Dale White

Dale White graduated from St. Francis College in 1992 with a Physician Assistant degree. Since then, he has had experience in the emergency department, urgent care, family practice, as well as regenerative medicine practices. For Dale, the most rewarding part of working at Rising Integrative Healthcare is seeing patients able to do things they weren’t able to do before. It makes him happy to see them have a reduction in pain, increased mobility, and avoid surgery. Dale is grateful to spend each day working with awesome patients and staff.

Kevin Xie

KEVIN XIE

Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Kevin Xie received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2017 after completing his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Movement Science from The University of Vermont in 2014. Kevin has practiced in outpatient rehabilitation across the country, treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries. He specializes in fall prevention and balance training for patients with neuropathy and deconditioning from chronic pain by utilizing a holistic approach to functional recovery. He promotes a positive environment that focuses on physical health, proprioceptive awareness, and movement mechanics to guide patients through their recovery process. When he’s not at work, you can catch Kevin golfing, playing basketball or hanging out at the beach.

“I love being part of the team here at Rising Integrative Healthcare. We utilize cutting edge treatment techniques and rehabilitation protocols to achieve maximal outcomes for all our patients. Our multi-disciplinary approach to patient care consistently drives mobility improvements and significant reduction in pain levels. Eastern North Carolina is my second home, and I am proud to help the people of our community.”

KEVIN XIE

Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Kevin Xie
Kevin Xie received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2017 after completing his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Movement Science from The University of Vermont in 2014. Kevin has practiced in outpatient rehabilitation across the country, treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries. He specializes in fall prevention and balance training for patients with neuropathy and deconditioning from chronic pain by utilizing a holistic approach to functional recovery. He promotes a positive environment that focuses on physical health, proprioceptive awareness, and movement mechanics to guide patients through their recovery process. When he’s not at work, you can catch Kevin golfing, playing basketball or hanging out at the beach.

“I love being part of the team here at Rising Integrative Healthcare. We utilize cutting edge treatment techniques and rehabilitation protocols to achieve maximal outcomes for all our patients. Our multi-disciplinary approach to patient care consistently drives mobility improvements and significant reduction in pain levels. Eastern North Carolina is my second home, and I am proud to help the people of our community.”

Briana Moorman

BRIANA MOORMAN

Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Briana is originally from Ohio where she completed her Bachelor of Science Exercise Physiology at Ohio University in 2017. From there, she migrated to West Virginia to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Wheeling University in 2019. She always imagined herself moving south, near the beach, which is what brought her to the Wilmington area! She spends her free time at the beach, staying active, and enjoying good food at local restaurants. Briana has experience working with outpatient orthopedics and the neuro neurological patient populations, challenging patients through a variety of therapeutic activities to reach their full potential. Briana is patient goal oriented, aiming her treatment focus on function, improving patient’s quality of life while integrating evidenced based practices.

“I am so excited to join RIHC and work in collaboration with the other talented providers on this team. I hope to make a difference in each patient’s life not only through activities completed here in the clinic but also by providing quality interventions they are able to implement in their day to day lives. I love to learn about new treatment options in order to both improve my knowledge base and offer the best options for each patient’s unique needs. Getting to know my patients on a personal level and being able to make a difference is what it’s all about!”

BRIANA MOORMAN

Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Briana Moorman
Briana is originally from Ohio where she completed her Bachelor of Science Exercise Physiology at Ohio University in 2017. From there, she migrated to West Virginia to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Wheeling University in 2019. She always imagined herself moving south, near the beach, which is what brought her to the Wilmington area! She spends her free time at the beach, staying active, and enjoying good food at local restaurants. Briana has experience working with outpatient orthopedics and the neuro neurological patient populations, challenging patients through a variety of therapeutic activities to reach their full potential. Briana is patient goal oriented, aiming her treatment focus on function, improving patient’s quality of life while integrating evidenced based practices.

“I am so excited to join RIHC and work in collaboration with the other talented providers on this team. I hope to make a difference in each patient’s life not only through activities completed here in the clinic but also by providing quality interventions they are able to implement in their day to day lives. I love to learn about new treatment options in order to both improve my knowledge base and offer the best options for each patient’s unique needs. Getting to know my patients on a personal level and being able to make a difference is what it’s all about!”

Valerie

VALERIE COUSINS

Nurse Practitioner

 

Hi, I’m Valerie Cousins and I grew up in South Florida. I worked as a RN for 8 years prior to returning back to school to complete the FNP program. I attended Nova South Eastern University where I obtained my BSN in 2006. I then went to Florida Atlantic University and graduated in 2009 with my master’s degree and completed the FNP program. I am Board Certified as a FNP and have been practicing now as a FNP for 12 years with a background primarily in family medicine. I became a FNP because I enjoy taking care of patients and helping them reach their optimal health goals. I decided to join RIH because I appreciate helping people improve their quality of life by being able to move better, improving pain levels and maximizing their overall functionality. I enjoy being a part of their healing process.

VALERIE COUSINS

Nurse Practitioner

 

Valerie

Hi, I’m Valerie Cousins and I grew up in South Florida. I worked as a RN for 8 years prior to returning back to school to complete the FNP program. I attended Nova South Eastern University where I obtained my BSN in 2006. I then went to Florida Atlantic University and graduated in 2009 with my master’s degree and completed the FNP program. I am Board Certified as a FNP and have been practicing now as a FNP for 12 years with a background primarily in family medicine. I became a FNP because I enjoy taking care of patients and helping them reach their optimal health goals. I decided to join RIH because I appreciate helping people improve their quality of life by being able to move better, improving pain levels and maximizing their overall functionality. I enjoy being a part of their healing process.

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