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 “Top Doctors” (Charlotte Magazine) from 2013-2021. 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 voted by her medical peers as a Top Doctor Charlotte Magazine 2018 and 2021.
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 has been awarded the “Rising Star Award” for 2021 by Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Sam’s favorite activities include hiking, biking, and spending time with his wife and yellow lab.
Emily Kingsley, M.D.
Dr. Kingsley’s approach to patient care is to encourage healthy lifestyle choices because she believes that working at “best self” is the best way to prevent and treat disease. Dr. Kingsley enjoys taking care of families and watching them grow. It’s also important for her to provide busy families with convenient options, and that includes seeing every member of the family at one location. Her goal is to treat patients as she would want her family to be treated. She is married and has three children. Outside the office, she enjoys her roles as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She also likes being outdoors, traveling and reading a good novel.
She is excited to be part of the Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine fellowship program through University of Arizona. While the majority of training is online, she wants to be able to provide a balanced approach to her practice to optimize the health of families in Lake Norman, only using medications and other interventions when needed.
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.
Deanna Dillon, F.N.P.
Deanna is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and she earned her Nurse Practitioner Master’s Degree from Duke University. She practiced family medicine in the foothills of North Carolina before joining Davidson Family Medicine in 2021. Deanna provides comprehensive medical care for all ages and particularly enjoys working with children.
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.