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Meet the Staff

Katherine Fernandez

Katherine Fernandez

Katherine is our Physician Assistant (PA-C). She has her Master’s Degree in Physician Assisting. She has been a PA for – over 15 years. She has been with us since 2008. She see’s new patients, follow up visits, and is excellent at performing Sclerotherapy, Phlebectomy and Radiofrequency Ablation. She and Dr. Draughn collaborate on every patient. Both of them will know your case in and out.


Paul Putterman, MD

Paul Putterman, MD

Dr. Putterman is an extremely experienced vein specialist. He practiced with Vein Clinics of America in Charlotte for 20 years. He is in our Gastonia office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dr Putterman is seeing new patients, and offers two more days for physician availability in Gastonia when Dr. Draughn is in the Charlotte office. He performs Radiofrequency Ablation (ClosureFast™), Mechanicochemical Ablation (Clarivein™), Microphlebectomy, and Sclerotherapy.


Terry Adolphson, RN, BSN

Terry Adolphson, RN

Terry Adolphson, RN is our sclerotherapy nurse. She has 20 years of experience in vein care. She was a national sclerotherapy trainer for Vein Clinics of America


Lindsay Zerbel

Lindsay Zerbel, RVT, RT(R)

Lindsay Zerbel is our lead RVT (Registered Vascular Technicians). She also is an RTR (Registered Technologist in Radiology) more commonly known as an x-ray tech. She has expanded her skills not only to include venous ultrasounds of the legs, but also illiac venous ultrasounds which are so difficult they are not even taught in ultrasound training. She often accompanies Dr Draughn to the OR to perform intravenous ultrasound.


Kate Boyle, RDMS

Kate Boyle, RDMS

Kate is an RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer).


Mariel Mathus

Mariel Mathus

Mariel Mathus is a CMA (Certified Medical Assistant), SA (Surgical Assistant).


Rachel Teague

Rachel Teague

Rachel Teague is our Billing and Accounts receivable specialist. She has been working in this area of medicine for more than 20 years.


Geneva Black

Geneva Black

Geneva Black is our Procedure Approval Specialist.


Debbie Cox

Debbie Cox

Debbie Cox is our Front Office Coordinator in Gastonia.


Evelyn Amaya

Evelyn Amaya

Evelyn Amaya is our Front Office Coordinator in Charlotte


Nicole Fox

Nicole Fox

Nicole Fox is our Front Office Assistant in Gastonia.


Olivia Markham, CNA

Olivia Markham, CNA

Olivia has a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from UNCA. She has plans to attend PA school in the future.

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Gastonia, NC

860 Summit Crossing Place, Ste. 120
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
704-861-2072

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Charlotte, NC

15825 Ballantyne Medical Place, Ste. 240
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277
704-544-5245

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