Our Providers

Worried that the providers you might see online aren’t reputable? You should be, and so are we.  Some national telemedicine companies staff their services by sending out mass emails to physicians across the country, selling their company as a way for doctors to make a quick buck with minimal effort.

RelyMD is owned and staffed by Wake Emergency Physicians, a Raleigh-based group of over 150 actively-practicing emergency medicine providers who provide care to approximately 300,000 patients annually including all emergency departments in the Wake Med Health and Hospital system, as well as emergency departments in the Johnston and Granville Hospital systems.  Many of our physicians trained or worked at UNC, Duke, and other nationally-recognized healthcare institutions.  We are a well-respected, local group of emergency medicine specialists who started RelyMD because we are looking to deliver healthcare to North Carolinians in a more convenient and cost-effective manner.

We take pride in providing an important service to our local community through our work in the Emergency Room and we view RelyMD as a natural extension of this service.

Peter Peregrin – PA-C

Mr. Peter Peregrin is originally from New Jersey. Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University, majoring in Biology. He received his Master in Health Science from Seton Hall University. Peter has worked in Emergency Medicine my whole career, originally taking a job at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. He has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2013.

Robert Sackmann – MD

Dr. Robert Sackmann is originally from Apex, North Carolina. Dr. Sackmann received his Bachelor of Science degree from UNC Chapel Hill in Biology with a minor in Music. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and completed his residency at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Sackmann is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2017.

Susan Yocum – PA-C

Ms. Susan Yocum is originally from Rockville, MA. Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in both Biology and Psychology with minor in French from the University of Maryland. She completed her PA degree at George Washington University. Susan has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2006.

Joseph Rabinowitz – MD

Dr. Joseph Rabinowitz is originally from Rocky Point, a small town on the eastern end of Long Island. Dr. Rabinowitz received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Cornell University. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and completed his residency at Williamsport Family Medicine in Williamsport, PA. Dr. Rabinowitz is board certified in Family Medicine and has been seeing RelyMD patients since 2018.

Thu Le – PA-C

Ms. Thu Le was born in St. Paul, MN but grew up in Raleigh, NC. Thu majored in microbiology with a minor in biotech. She completed her Masters at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, in Roanoke, VA. Thu has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2014.

Michael Surendra – PA-C

Mr. Michael Surendra is originally from Columbia, MA. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. He completed his Physician Assistant program at Anne Arundel in Baltimore. Mike has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2017.

Nancy Sage – MD

Dr. Nancy Sage is originally from Jamaica but also resided in New York City. Dr. Sage received her Bachelor of Science degree and Medical Doctorate in Human Health Sciences from the American University of Antigua. She completed her medical residency at Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine. Dr. Sage is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been seeing RelyMD patients since 2018.

Carl McCord – MD

Dr. Carl McCord is originally from Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. McCord received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He received his Medical Doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and went on to complete his internship and residency at USC School of Medicine/Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC. Dr. McCord is board certified in Family Medicine and has been practicing at RelyMD since 2018.

Blake Pemberton – MD

Dr. Blake Pemberton is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Pemberton received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University. He received his Medical Doctorate from UNC Chapel Hill where he also completed his medical residency. Dr. Pemberton is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2016.

Jerfi Cicin – MD

Dr. Jerfi Cicin is originally from Monterey, California. Dr. Cicin received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California San Diego. He received his Medical Doctorate from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. He completed his medical internship at Mesa General Hospital in Mesa, AZ and conducted his residency at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Cicin is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2002.

Geeta Subramaniam – MD

Dr. Geeta Subramaniam is originally from Logan, West Virginia. Dr. Sumbramaniam received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brown Unversity. She also received her Medical Doctorate from Brown Unversity. She completed her residency at UNC.  Dr. Subramaniam is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2005.

Paul Bobryshev – MD

Dr. Paul Bobryshev is originally from Kiev, Ukraine. He moved to the United States in 2002 where he grew up and finished high school. Dr. Bobryshev received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Arkansas. He completed his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Bobryshev is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2016.

Shannon Matthews – MD

Dr. Shannon Matthews is originally from Jacksonville, NC, but grew up nearby in Apex, North Carolina. Dr. Matthews received her Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University. She received her Medical Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at UNC. Dr. Matthews has also obtained her Master’s in public health from UNC Gillings School of Public Health. Dr. Matthews is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2016.

Eric Stashko – MD

Dr. Eric Stashko grew up in Westford, Massachusets. Dr. Stashko received his Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Unversity Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Stashko is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2016.

Jamie Bleyer – MD

Dr. Jamie Bleyer is originally from Richfield, Ohio. Dr. Bleyer received her Bachelor degree from Barnard College in New York City. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Wright State University. Dr. Bleyer is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2016.

Madji Namde – MD

Dr. Madji Namde was born in Arizona but spent his years growing up Chad, London, Nigeria, and the Philippines, and various locations in the United States. Dr. Namde graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Excercise from Wake University. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Duke University and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Namde is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2013.

Anita L’Italien – MD

Dr. Anita L’Italien, originally from Muskegon, Michigan, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona. She completed her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She moved completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. L’Italien, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2006.

Jill Lynn Benson – MD

Jill Benson

Dr. Jill Benson, originally from Central Illinois, attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and her medical degree. Dr. Benson completed a residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center.  A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine since 2001, Dr. Benson has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2002.

Thomas Norton Bernard, III – MD

Thomas Bernard

Dr. Tommy Bernard spent his years growing up in Columbus, GA.  He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and relocated to North Carolina where he finished his residency in Emergency Medicine at Duke University. Dr. Bernard, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2012.

 

Robert Christopher Brock – MD

Chris Brock

Dr. Chris Brock, a North Carolina native, grew up in the town of Spivey’s Corner. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He received his Medical Doctorate from East Carolina University and completed his residency training at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. Dr. Brock is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2013.

 

Gregory J. Cannon – MD

Dr. Gregory Cannon, originally from Houston, Texas, attended Harvard University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee, and finished his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati where he was on the faculty for three years. A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Cannon has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2002.

Jeffrey John Cook – MD

Dr. Jeff Cook, born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in United States History from Connecticut College in New London Connecticut.  In 2005, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then moved to North Carolina and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Dr. Cook is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2008.

Olly C. Duckett – MD

Olly Duckett

Dr. Olly Duckett, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. In 2000, he completed his training in Emergency Medicine and General Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Systems. Dr. Duckett, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, has worked in both Pediatric and Adult Emergency Medicine for more than 20 years. He has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2000.

Gay Marie Gooden – MD

Gay Gooden

Dr. Gay Gooden, a native of Cary, North Carolina, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She completed her Doctor of Medicine at UNC School of Medicine and her residency training at UNC in Emergency Medicine. For eight years, Dr. Gooden served as the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at WakeMed Cary.  A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine for more than 15 years, Dr. Gooden has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 1999.

David Leader – MD

Dr. David Leader, originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. Dr. Leader completed his Biology/Pre-medicine Studies at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at St. Francis Medical Center, University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Leader, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 1996.

Jonathan Ngoc Ho – MD

Dr. Jonathan Ho, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. In 2009, he moved to North Carolina and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Ho, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2009.

Andrew Jakubowicz – MD

Andy Jakubowicz

Dr. Andy Jakubowicz grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. In 2011 he completed his residency training in Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center and further training in 2013 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Jakubowicz is board certified in both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. He has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2013.

Gautam Khandelwal – MD

Gautam Khandelwal

Dr. Gautam Khandelwal spent his years growing up in New York and Florida.  He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he also received his Medical Doctorate.  In 2005, Dr. Khandelwal completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Khandelwal has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2007 and is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

David J. Kammer – MD

David Kammer

Dr. David Kammer, originally from Florence, South Carolina, graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Computer Science. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Medicine. In 2012, he completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Kammer has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2012.

Craig Thomas Lauder – DO

Craig Lauder

Dr. Craig Lauder grew up in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University in Fairfield Connecticut.  He completed his Doctor of Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York.  He went on to complete both a residency in Emergency Medicine and a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services in 2002. Dr. Lauder is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2008.

Jonas J. McAlarney – MD

Dr. Jonas McAlarney spent his years growing up in New England.  He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. In 2004 he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut.  A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, Dr. McAlarney has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2009.

Rodney Lee McCaskill – MD

Dr. Rodney McCaskill lived throughout the United States and abroad during his youth, spending his high school years in North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Doctor of Medicine from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. In 1998, Dr. McCaskill completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2001.

Cary Crane McDonald – MD

Cary McDonald

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Cary McDonald attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. In 1987, he graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine from University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He continued his residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship training in Emergency Medicine Services at the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduating in 1991. Dr. McDonald, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, has been practicing since 1991 at WakeMed Health and Hospitals.

Sarah Jean Mills – MD

Sarah Mills

Dr. Sarah Mills originally from Morgantown, West Virginia, attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She then completed her Doctor of Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. In 2012 she completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Mills has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2013.

Branson Halsted Page – MD

Branson Page

Dr. Branson Page, a native of High Point North Carolina, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, minoring in Music and Chemistry. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at UNC School of Medicine and his residency training at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Page, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine for more than 13 years, has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2008.

James Frank Palombaro – MD

Dr. Jim Palombaro originally from Binghamton, New York, received a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Science graduating from the State University of New York in Buffalo. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the State University of New York in Syracuse and his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the San Diego Naval Medicine Center. Dr. Palombaro, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine has worked for Wake Emergency Physicians since 1998.

Robert S. Park – MD

Bobby Park

Dr. Bobby Park grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina and graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. He completed his medical residency and fellowship at Alameda County Medical Center Highland Hospital in Oakland California. Dr. Park is board certified in emergency medicine and has been practicing since 2003 at WakeMed Health and Hospitals.

Evan M. Pushchak – MD

Dr. Evan Pushchak originally from Denver, Colorado, attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2010. Dr. Pushchak completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 2013. A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Pushchak has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2014.

Shelby K. Pushchak – MD

Dr. Shelby Pushchak grew up in Cary, North Carolina. She attended East Carolina University in Greenville and received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. In 2005 she received her MBA from ECU Brody School of Business. Dr. Pushchak earned her Doctor of Medicine from Brody School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her residency training at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 2013.  Dr. Pushchak, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2014.

Sanjay Premakumar – MD

Dr. Sanjay Premakumar spent his years growing up in Durham, North Carolina.  He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts, Biology, and History at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In 2005 he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, Dr. Premakumar has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from UNC. A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Premakumar has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2005.