Meet our Primary Care Doctors
Dr. Craig White is a familiar face to many Lake Norman residents. He grew up in the area, attending North Mecklenburg High School and Davidson College. He then obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. White has been chosen by his physician colleagues as “Best Doctors of America“ from 2012-2018 and Top Doctors (Charlotte Magazine) from 2013-2019. Dr. White is also co-founder of the Free Clinic of Our Towns.
Dr. Patricia “Trisha” White is a graduate of Duke University and earned her Medical Doctorate from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Dr. White has extensive experience in family medicine, working in both private practice and medical education. Most recently she served as the Assistant Dean and Physician/Campus Director at the UNC School of Medicine, Charlotte, NC. Additionally, she is the founder and chair of the NC Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program in Davidson, NC, an organization that provides leadership development in community service for aspiring health professional students to address health care disparities. Dr. White was also chosen as a Top Doctor (Charlotte Magazine) in 2018.
Sam Hughes, M.D.
Dr. Sam Hughes is a Davidson College graduate and earned his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. He enjoys the diversity of family medicine, particularly working with all ages and focusing on preventive care. Sam’s favorite activities include hiking, biking, and spending time with his wife and yellow lab.
Debbie Witkin is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who is a 1999 Master’s Graduate of Vanderbilt University. She has worked in family practice in the Lake Norman area since then, delivering comprehensive primary care including preventive health services, disease management, and patient education. Debbie particularly enjoys working with women and adolescents.
Nicole Deschenes is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from Regis College in Weston, MA then earned her Nurse Practitioner Master’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts in 2013. Ms. Deschenes has practiced family medicine in both Rhode Island and North Carolina prior to joining Davidson Family Medicine in 2018. She is passionate about providing compassionate, culturally-competent and comprehensive care for all ages. Nicole enjoys spending time with her fiancée especially outdoors enjoying the weather of North Carolina.
Joseph Cutler discovered his love for patient care many years ago as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy then entered the Medical University of South Carolina Charleston where he graduated as a Physician Assistant in 1974. Since that time he has worked as a Physician Assistant in Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine and for the past 20 years in Family Medicine. He enjoys all aspects of family medicine especially Sports Medicine, Acute and Chronic Care and Health Maintenance for all ages. He is a Certified DOT Medical Examiner and has received several awards from his peers including the “Ambulatory Teaching Award” and the “Sports Medicine Person of the Year”.
Jamie Floyd is a board certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA in 1999 and then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA in 2001. Since that time, Jamie has been practicing medicine in both rural North Carolina as well as the Charlotte Area. She has enjoyed practicing full spectrum family medicine and urgent care for all ages. Jamie is also a certified DOT Medical Examiner. She lives in Huntersville with her husband, their two sons, and two dogs.