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Sept. 10, 2018, 9:49 a.m.


Morganton, NC (Sept. 10, 2018) – Elizabeth Hawes recently joined Burke Primary Care’s growing roster of primary care healthcare specialist as a certified Physician’s Assistant (PA-C).   Ms. Hawes will team with Dr. Martin Gessner at Burke Primary Care.

A resident of Valdese, Hawes completed her family medicine rotation at Burke Primary Care in April 2018, during which she focused on providing quality whole-person healthcare to patients of all ages. 

Hawes completed her M.S. Physician Assistant Studies at Garner-Webb University in May 2018. She was a 2012 Magna Cum Laude graduate from Lenoir-Rhyne where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.

Before joining Burke Primary Care, Hawes was instrumental in the expansion planning for Carolina Cancer & Surgery Center in Hickory, NC where she provided oversight and structure to marketing materials and expansion-related startup materials. Hawes also worked as an EMT and Medical First Responder at the Valdese Fire Department offering medical care to medical-related 911 calls and assisted EMS on emergency calls.

“Elizabeth’s background – educational, medical and First Responder - coupled with her familiarity with Burke County, makes her a natural fit for Burke Primary Care,” said Scott Gallagher, the private practice’s Chief Operational Officer. “During her medical rotation, her fit within our organization and her focus on high quality patient care became clear. We are delighted she joined our roster of qualified and dedicated providers at Burke Primary Care.”   

ABOUT BURKE PRIMARY CARE: Burke Primary Care is a locally owned, independent practice dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care to Burke County residents and industry. The Morganton, NC-based practice offers a comprehensive list of ancillary services under one roof to support the needs of industry and patients of all ages including: occupational health, primary care, radiology services, laboratory pediatric & geriatric care, same day visits for acute care needs and wellness & preventative visits, care for chronic illnesses and sports medicine while being supported by a local hospitalists program for all admissions. 


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