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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. 
Valerie

VALERIE COUSINS

Nurse Practitioner

 

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

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 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.

Jeffrey Necessary

JEFFREY NECESSARY

Physician Assistant

 

Jeff Necessary has been practicing as a Physician Assistant since 1995. A native of Arkansas, he received a B.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1983 and worked as a journalist for 10 years before transitioning to medicine. He received his PA training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and remained at UTMB after graduation to work in the Division of Spine Surgery for eight years. Since then, he has worked in multiple specialties in Texas, Arkansas and North Carolina. Those specialties include orthopedics, rehabilitation, pain management, hospital medicine, medical research and community medicine. He has been involved in two clinical trials of treatments for COVID-19, traveling to multiple states in the eastern United States to enroll and assess study participants. He has worked on a temporary basis at the Rising Integrative Healthcare locations in Wilmington and Greenville over the past 18 months before joining the RIH team in New Bern. Currently Jeff is licensed as a PA in North Carolina, Arkansas and Illinois with pending applications in other states. When not caring for patients, Jeff cares for two extremely spoiled cats and is an avid college sports fan and a very bad golfer.

JEFFREY NECESSARY

Physician Assistant

 

Jeffrey Necessary

Jeff Necessary has been a practicing as a Physician Assistant since 1995. A native of Arkansas, he received a B.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1983 and worked as a journalist for 10 years before transitioning to medicine. He received his PA training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and remained at UTMB after graduation to work in the Division of Spine Surgery for eight years. Since then, he has worked in multiple specialties in Texas, Arkansas and North Carolina. Those specialties include orthopedics, rehabilitation, pain management, hospital medicine, medical research and community medicine. He has been involved in two clinical trials of treatments for COVID-19, traveling to multiple states in the eastern United States to enroll and assess study participants. He has worked on a temporary basis at the Rising Integrative Healthcare locations in Wilmington and Greenville over the past 18 months before joining the RIH team in New Bern. Currently Jeff is licensed as a PA in North Carolina, Arkansas and Illinois with pending applications in other states. When not caring for patients, Jeff cares for two extremely spoiled cats and is an avid college sports fan and a very bad golfer.

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