About Carolina Convenient Care
Carolina Convenient Care was founded in January of 2017 to provide comprehensive urgent care services to the residents of the Briar Chapel community and surrounding areas of Chapel Hill, NC. We are open seven days a week and there is no appointment necessary to visit our office.
Dr. Craig A. Stevens, Medical Director
Dr. Stevens, owner of Triangle Family Care and Carolina Convenient Care, earned his undergraduate B.A. degree in Natural Systems from the Defiance College (Defiance, Ohio) in 1985 and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Cincinnati, Ohio) in 1989. After completing his residency in Family Medicine at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, he worked for several local traditional family practices and urgent care centers.
In mid-1997, Dr. Stevens relocated to North Carolina, where he continued to practice medicine with various offices, including Rex Urgent Care of Cary. Traveling and photography are two of Dr. Stevens’ hobbies. He enjoys taking images of landscapes, architecture, and nature. In fact, many of the framed photographs decorating the office are photos taken by Dr. Stevens. He is a frequent visitor to local art shows, art galleries, and estate auctions so that he can add to his own personal collection of art that he has amassed over the years.
During his limited free time, Dr. Stevens likes to garden, dabble in turning wood, creating stained glass pieces, and sometimes even take up brush-to-canvas from time-to-time. He also enjoys playing poker. As a lover of antiques, good food, and wine, whenever Dr. Stevens travels, he generally tries to find local restaurants for great food and drink, as well as antique or vintage shops to look for those one-of-a-kind pieces or a real bargain.
Nisha Kotecha, FNP
Nisha is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner FNP-BC. She earned her nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin and her master’s degree from Duke University.
Nisha started her nursing career at Duke University in the neurosurgery/neurology ICU/stepdown unit for six years prior to completing her MSN. She also assisted with nursing student preceptorship and clinical rotations.
Nisha has experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner in family practice, urgent care, spine, pain, and geriatric care.
Nisha spends time volunteering at free access clinics for underserved populations. Nisha has a strong desire to improve the lives and health of all the patients she sees.
Nisha enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is an avid runner and enjoys being outdoors.
Kristy Su, FNP
Kristy Su is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her nursing degree from the University of South Carolina and her master’s degree in nursing from Clemson University. In addition to this, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Clemson.
Kristy started her nursing career in the coronary care unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. She then helped start the first STEMI program at Greenville Health System where she worked closely with the chest pain center, cardiac cath lab, and coronary care unit to coordinate vital care to patients having a heart attack. Kristy was also part of the Greenville Technical College faculty instructing nursing students during their clinical rotations and educating them on the care of the critically-ill patient with heart disease. Kristy is personable, passionate, and a great listener.
Kristy enjoys spending time with her pharmacist husband and three children. She enjoys traveling and running and has completed eight half marathons with intentions of running a full marathon one day!
Bill Kilgore, Physician Assistant
Bill is a board-certified Physician Assistant. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Nebraska while attending the Interservice Physician Assistant Program.
Bill started his career in medicine while in the US Army with experience in Aerospace, Emergency, Family, and Urgent Care Medicine.
Bill recently retired from the Army as an aeromedical physician assistant and served as the medical director for the helicopter medical evacuation unit in Afghanistan. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, he was a helicopter pilot and flew medical evacuation and combat missions.
Bill enjoys time with his wife, five children, and two Goldendoodles. He likes spending his free time outdoors, running the trails in Briar Chapel, fishing, and riding his motorcycle with one of his goldens in the sidecar.
Andrea Hunter, Radiological Technician
Andrea Hunter, R.T. (R) I.V., graduated from Marshall University and moved to North Carolina in 2008. Her hobbies include camping, hiking, and D.I.Y. projects on the new house she shares with her fiancé, Jose, and their two pups, Penny and Leo.
Kristen Amsden, Radiological Technician
Kristen Amsden, R.T. (R) (ARRT), graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC in 2013, with a bachelors degree in Biology, with a concentration in Pre Medical. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill’s Radiography program and also served as class representative. She graduated in 2015 with her certificate in radiography after rotations at UNC Hospitals, Duke Hospitals, and Alamance Regional Medical Center. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys running 5ks, spending time with her son and husband, and taking road trips to the beach.
Matt Armstrong, Medical Assistant
Matt Armstrong was born and raised in New York where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and English from SUNY University at Albany. While studying as a pre-medical student he worked as a medical assistant, volunteered at a local hospital, and shadowed various physicians in order to gain more clinical experience. He has 10 years of experience as a medical assistant and has had the pleasure of working in urology, urgent care, primary care, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and pediatrics.
During his time in Albany, NY Matt served as a volunteer research assistant in a lab geared towards finding effective cures and treatments for prostate cancer. His ultimate goal is to become a physician but does not know yet what field of medicine he would like to go into. What intrigues Matthew about medicine is getting the opportunity to get to know patients and being a part of a team to improve their overall quality of life. His hobbies include playing sports (basketball, baseball, football), working out, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Sarah Hassell, Medical Assistant
Sarah Hassell has been a Medical Assistant for four years. She is currently in school to become a paramedic. Sarah’s passion lies in cardiology. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, playing guitar, riding horses, and spending time with her six-year-old son.
Travis Jones, Medical Assistant
Travis graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and International Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2014 and spent the rest of his time working abroad in Valparaíso, Chile. Upon return to the United States, he began training in Medical Assisting with the hopes of one day attending a Physician Assistant program. Travis likes to read, write, and translate research projects from Spanish to English. When asked about joining the Carolina Convenient Care team, Travis says: “I look forward to working with the beautiful people of Chapel Hill and Pittsboro.”
Gabrielle Meeks, Certified Medical Assistant & Certified Office Assistant
Gabrielle is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but has traveled a lot and eventually settled down in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Her favorite job aspects are getting to know patients and their families and providing them with quality care. Gabrielle’s duties include rooming patients, taking vital signs, updating patient current medications and allergy records, obtaining prior authorizations, and scheduling patients for specialist appointments and radiology appointments. She is also responsible for providing patients with test results and lab reports and relaying information from the providers to the patients and vice versa.
Jennifer Waitkus, LPN
After being a Medical Assistant for 10 years Jennifer became an LPN. During her medical career, she has worked and specialized in Pediatrics, Family Practice, Surgical Breast Oncology, OB-GYN, and Cardiology. She recently relocated to North Carolina to enjoy a better quality of life with her family.
I am so excited to be a part of the Carolina Convenient Care family. I am a student at Panther Creek High School and enjoy History and English. I am passionate about volunteering in my spare time which is why I enjoy being a part of the YMCA’s Leaders Club, Key Club, and Student Council as Sophmore Class President. I also enjoy shopping, eating at Chick-fil-A, and hanging out with my friends. I love my dog, Kujo, and enjoy cuddling with him when I get home.