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Coastal Carolina Care is a Family Medicine and Urgent Care clinic serving Hampstead, NC, and the surrounding areas.  We look forward to serving you!
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Meet The Team

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Carrie Thomas PA-C

Physician Associate/ Owner

Many of you know Carrie Thomas from her 8 years of practicing medicine in and around the Hampstead, NC community. We have some exciting news to share!

Carrie Thomas PA-C has opened her own practice as of March 10th, 2020.  Coastal Carolina Care is located in the Realo Discount Drugs shopping center next to Dunkin Donuts and Subway.  

We have just completed brand new construction in our office and are up-fitted to see anyone needing Urgent Care visits or just a routine checkup.  

In addition to Family Medicine and Urgent Care, Carrie Thomas is an expert at Weight Loss consultations and education.  With her professional training in Nutrition, Exercise Science, and Physician Assistant Studies, she has customized plans that will fit you where you are in your health journey.

Do not hesitate to CallText, or Chat with us online.  Carrie would love to meet you and help you with your health goals.

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Raishael Tessari

Family Nurse Practitioner

Raishael Tessari is a Nurse Practitioner here at Coastal Carolina Care, and is very passionate about women's health, due to her background in labor and delivery.   


Originally born in Virginia, she was raised in Hampstead by way of Raleigh, and considers Hampstead her home. Raishael is a veteran of the United States Navy.  Raishael served as a Master of Arms, before embarking on her college endeavors. She double majored at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish and Science.  She would then venture on to obtain  a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University in Chicago.  


Her hobbies are working out, health, and fitness when she’s not busy wrangling her three kids and two dogs with her husband.  She also enjoys crafts and spending time with friends.  


The most exciting thing about her role is that she gets to serve the community she grew up in, and feels there could be no greater reward than giving back via healthcare.  

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Andrea Maggard

Family Nurse Practitioner

Andrea Maggard, FNP-BC is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University where she obtained a B.A in Psychology.  She then went on to complete her masters from The Ohio State University and has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2005. Since then, she has practiced in Urgent Care, Primary Care, Inpatient Care and Occupational Healthcare. She is passionate about providing healthcare to those in need and making healthcare accessible for everyone.  

Since a young age, Andrea has always had a dream of living in North Carolina near the ocean. In 2018, that dream finally came true. Andrea and her husband (Nick) and 4 kiddos moved to Hampstead! Now in this gorgeous area of North Carolina, she enjoys going to local family events, boating, tubing with the kiddos, chilling beachside, kayaking, and volleyball. 

No stranger to hard work and competition, Andrea competed in collegiate level volleyball for 4 years and served as Team Captain her senior year.  Andrea continues to display this in her profession and served as Clinic Manager at her previous employer of 10 years.

Andrea's dedication to her family, employer, and community shows in her extensive patient following.  Andrea is a delight to all patients with her contagious smile and gentle spirit. We absolutely adore her and we know you will too!


Erin Whaling

Physician Assistant

Erin Whaling is our latest addition here at Coastal Carolina Care. She graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a B.S. in Athletic Training. She then went on to attend East Carolina Physician Assistant Studies program. With extensive experience in sports medicine and orthopedics, Erin works diligently to make sure her patients are feeling their best.


Erin is a Midwest transplant who has made North Carolina her home. She has no regrets about ditching the ice and snow for sunny days at the beach with her husband and two children. Erin has a love for animals and horseback riding. She enjoys cooking and hosting game nights for family and friends.

Erin has traveled all over the world while previously working with Varsity Spirit Inc. Disney World, London, and India are some of her favorite travel destinations.  

A former competitive gymnast, Erin loves a challenge. She brings this determined mindset and attention to detail to every patient encounter. She can’t wait to be a part of your healthcare team. 

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Crystal Dwyer

Patient Care Coordinator

Hi! I am Crystal Dwyer, the Patient Care Coordinator at Coastal Carolina Care.

I have had the joy and privilege of working with Carrie for 5 years. I am so excited to be with her here at Coastal Carolina Care.

The absolute best part of my job is getting to know our patients and their families. The Hampstead community is amazing.

If you are new to the practice, my goal is to give you a stress-free experience and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. I am here to help!

I have always loved the medical field. With 18+ years in health and wellness, I have found that this is my true passion.

Originally from Buffalo, NY I call this my home with my husband Mike and our two kids. We love to take advantage of all the beautiful parks and beaches. This area is truly one of a kind.

I think you will find Carrie and this office to be the same. I look forward to having the opportunity to get to know you and your family!

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Claire Cox

Referral Coordinator

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Carol Colby


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Bianca Skinner

Medical Assistant


Robbie Ballard

Patient Care Coordinator


Amber Ward

Patient Care Coordinator


Marissa Schechter

Licensed Practical Nurse

Doctor High Five

Charles Hall

Billing Extraordinaire


Our Team


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