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Richard was inspired by the community health center movement, seeking to bring care as close to the community, in partnership with local communities, as possible. His training took him to clinics in rural and urban North Carolina and  throughout Central America, South American and East Africa, leaving an indelible impression of how important relationships and trust are in providing health care. Outside of work, Richard finds joy with his two children and wife, and running local trails.

Why I Work at Neighborcare:

I believe in Neighborcare Health’s vision of working towards a community without health disparities, with access to health care for all. I also appreciate the organization’s commitment to and innovation in providing highest-quality care to people who are or have been living homeless and to those with substance use disorders.


American Board of Family Medicine, 2014
American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2020
Nexplanon certified


BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MS, University College Cork, Ireland
MD, Duke University