Review Panel for the North Carolina Medical Board (RP-NCMB)

2018 Applicants

The following have qualified for possible seats on the Medical Board and will be interviewed by the Review Panel on August 25, 2018 during closed session.


Two seats for a qualified physician:           

  Richard S. Bloomfeld, MD, FACP, FACG (Winston-Salem, NC)

  Frank T. Hannah, MD (Shelby, NC)

  Benion S. Horton, MD, FACOG (Waxhaw, NC)

  Venkata R. Jonnalagadda, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP (Greenville, NC)

  Christine M. Khandelwal, DO (Raleigh, NC)

  Robin King-Thiele, DO, FACOI (Buies Creek, NC)

  Anthony Plunkett, MD (Fort Bragg, NC)

  Saad Usmani, MD, FACP (Charlotte, NC)


One seat for a qualified physician assistant:

  Robert L. Hollingsworth, DHSc, MS, PA-C (Red Springs, NC)

  Peter T. Kalogerinis, PA-C (Fayetteville, NC)

  Scott A. Klimp, MPAS, BSM (Fort Bragg, NC)

  Varnell D. McDonald-Fletcher, Ed.D, PA-C (Durham, NC)

  Jason S. Urso, RPA-C (Concord, NC)


One seat for a qualified nurse practitioner:

  Jerri L. Patterson, RNC, MSN, APN-C (Pinehurst, NC)

  Heather D. Small, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC (Greenville, NC)


Following the interviews, the Review Panel will submit recommendations to Governor Roy Cooper for his consideration in making appointments to the Medical Board in 2018.

For more information, call or email Claudia Carroll, the Coordinator for the Review Panel, at 919-863-9485 or


Contact Us

Telephone:  919-863-9485

Staff Contacts:
Claudia Carroll, Coordinator
Telephone:  919-863-9485


Mailing Address

Review Panel
1500 Sunday Dr.
Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607