Safe & Effective Drug Opioid Treatment in Charlotte, NC

You’ll receive nothing but the best care for your opioid dependency needs when you come to Carolina Energetics PC in Salisbury, NC. At our opioid dependency clinic, you’ll receive high-quality care from a physician and staff who are highly trained and committed to helping individuals heal and recover. Learn more our talented and dedicated staff below.  

Meet Our Physician

Dr. David Russell

Dr. Russell’s career started early when he was 17, attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduating in four years with two degrees, an AB in Zoology and Psychology. He volunteered and manned the phones at one of the first crisis centers in the nation, handling calls from those in emotional distress, including suicide. He then spent two years working at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in the Department of Endocrinology, working as a research and lab assistant. During this time, he also became an Emergency Medical Technician, doing volunteer work for the Orange County Rescue Squad.

He then entered medical school at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, did research work while there, and graduated in four years, then attending the Medical College of Georgia for his internship in flexible medicine. During this time, he diagnosed one of only three insulinomas ever found at MCG. He did various rounds of ophthalmology, radiology, surgery, and internal medicine. After his internship, he practiced in several emergency rooms in North Carolina for two years to work off school loans then attended Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, MA, for residency work.

He went onto become the Medical Director for the South Dennis Urgent Care in South Dennis, MA, but after a while, his longing for his home state took over, and he returned to North Carolina to help build and operate several original urgent cares. He worked as an urgent care physician for 25 years in a very busy urgent care and became board certified by the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine. He has somewhere north of 300,000 patient contact visits over his lifetime and has gained a vast knowledge of general medicine. Throughout this time, he has also become a full member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, having done hypnosis for over 30 years, and received his divinity degree from the Alliance of Divine Love in 2015.

He learned the art of medical acupuncture in 1992, became a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and has become a qualified practitioner of brainspotting—a unique psychological technique used to help break up and eliminate the effects of past trauma—and has studied the Eastern art of pranic healing, becoming a qualified practitioner. His mission the past four years has been to bring help and healing to those suffering from opioid dependency while continuing pursuit of his other skills as able. He is the current owner and President of Carolina Energetics PC.

Meet Our Nurse Practitioners

Teri "Carol" Rodgers

Teri "Carol" Rodgers, DNP has been a nurse practitioner for nearly 20 years with experience in family care, internal medicine, dementia, and mental health care in nursing homes, neuropsychiatry, and general psychiatry. Dr. Rodgers is certified as both a family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and feels a great compassion for those who truly desire to overcome their opioid addiction. Her undergraduate degree is from Clemson; her master's from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her doctorate from the University of South Alabama. 

Tana Holloway

Tana is a family nurse practitioner who has been in active practice for 19 years. She has been an RN for 42 years. She has many years of experience working in a primary care setting but also has worked in specialty areas of practice such as opiate addiction, endocrinology, and mental health. Her focus is patient-centered, accepting people where they are in a caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental manner. She believes in working collaboratively with each individual to ultimately achieve their wellness goals as a team.

Board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC) through the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center), May 2000 to present Illinois State University-Normal, IL Master of Science in nursing, December 1999 University of Illinois, Springfield, IL (BSN) Bachelor of Science in nursing, May 1995 Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (ADN) associate degree in nursing, December 1976.

David Guinn

Dr. Guinn brings 20 years of experience as a board-certified family nurse practitioner to the clinic and one year of experience in addiction/substance abuse medicine. He attended the University of North Carolina to receive his BSN. He also attended the Northern Michigan University to receive the MSN. He went to the Madonna University to receive his DNP. 

Stephanie Brathwaite

Stephanie Brathwaite received her associate’s degree in nursing in 1985 from Macon State College in Macon, GA. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1988 from Wilmington University in New Castle Delaware and her master’s degree in family practice from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC, in 2014. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Stephanie worked in a variety of specialties, including the ICU, CCU, ER, and burn unit, among others. Stephanie has come to addiction medicine with caring and compassion to assist patients in their rehabilitation from drugs and to help with the stigma of the need for medication assistance to get through patient’s daily lives. This is like any other medical condition, and we need dedicated people to enjoy serving this condition. Stephanie is board certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners credential center. Stephanie resides in Charlotte, NC, since 2004 and was born and raised in Queens, NY. 

Krysta Bragg

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” -Mark Twain  

She has always felt drawn to the nursing profession, but now realizes that her calling was to become a nurse practitioner. Her profession in health care began at the age of 18 as an administrative assistant, where she became intrigued by nursing. Starting as a nursing assistant, Krysta grew in the profession one role at a time, with each job a stepping stone to her next objective. She obtained her associate’s degree in nursing from Northeastern and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Francis Marion University. Her nursing career consisted of mostly inpatient care where she worked throughout the hospital in a post-surgical unit, the emergency room, progressive care, and intensive care. Wanting to become more involved with patient care, Krysta decided to pursue her master’s degree with a concentration in family medicine. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in May of 2018 with a Master of Science in nursing-family nurse practitioner. She is board certified and practices in North and South Carolina as a family practitioner sub-specializing in opioid dependency. Working in health care for the past 13 years has given her the opportunity to discover one of the most important days in her life, and she is determined to embrace the challenge in order to achieve the depth of her calling.

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