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Starr Lang, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is a graduate of Georgia College and State University, with a Master of Science in Nursing. She previously received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from American Military University, her Associate Degree in Nursing from Tri-County Technical College, as well as attended Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Sam in Houston, TX and Combat Medic School at Fort Drum in New York. Starr is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Before coming to Oconee Valley Healthcare, Starr worked for AnMed Health in Anderson, SC in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and ICU, South Georgia Medical Center in Nashville, GA, and St. Mary’s Center for Wound Healing in Athens, GA. She also spent 10 years working as an Army National Guard medic, and commissioned in the Georgia Army National Guard as a nurse after that. She has been awarded the Extraordinary Medial of Achievement and has been named as a Women’s Healthcare Hero. Starr’s interests in the field include Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Army Medicine.
Starr is a native of Clemson, SC (Go Tigers!). After marrying, she moved to Georgia. Starr has four children, and loves swimming, boating, and anything with her family!
Steve Sinclair, Jr., DC, FNP-C, is a graduate of United States University in San Diego, CA, with a Master of Science in Nursing with Distinction. He previously received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Capella University and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia College & State University. Steve is also a Graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Steve is licensed with the Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Georgia Board of Nursing. He is also board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He owned and operated two Chiropractic offices for 15 years, and also worked as an Emergency Department RN at Navicent Health Baldwin Hospital in Milledgeville. His interests in the field include Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.
Steve is a native of Eatonton. He is married to his wife, Dawn, and they have three children—Nash, Dylan, and Mason. He has been a volunteer football and baseball coach for Gatewood School in Eatonton and the Putnam County Recreation Department for over 10 years. He currently serves on Eatonton’s Downtown Development Authority. Steve enjoys spending time with his family, sports, being outdoors, and traveling.
On April 5, 2021, Oconee Valley Healthcare welcomed Megan Smith, Pharm.D., to our provider team. Megan will be working at the pharmacy at the Greensboro location as the Pharmacy Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, she attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. She is a Certified Immunizer through the American Pharmacists Association. Before coming to OVH, Megan worked at Wal-Mart Pharmacy and Middle Georgia Correctional Complex Pharmacy. Megan’s interests in the field include diabetes and diabetes prevention.
Megan is married to her husband, Clay. They have 3 children: Jackson, Morgan, and Maddie. She enjoys reading, cooking, and decorating.
Jennifer Dixon, Family Nurse Practitioner, is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Master of Science in Nursing. She previously received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. Jennifer is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nursing Credentialing Center. Before coming to Oconee Valley Healthcare, Jennifer worked in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, the Emergency Room and oncology at Piedmont Athens Regional, and as the school nurse at Lake Oconee Academy. She has been awarded Clinical Nurse Excellence Awards, was a Daisy Nominee, and was awarded Emergency Nurse of the Year from St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital. Her interests in the field include critical care, mental health, and helping chronically ill patients achieve wellness and reach their goals. Jennifer has three children, and she enjoys traveling with her family, the lake, mountains, and the beach.
Jennifer will be seeing patients at the Sick Clinic at our Greensboro office.
In September, Emily Rollin, RN, joined our medical team as our Chronic Care Management Coordinator. Emily will work on streamlining health care plans for patients with chronic health conditions.
About the Chronic Care Management program:
For patients with multiple chronic conditions, juggling doctor visits, medications, and managing these conditions can quickly become overwhelming. Chronic care management services help deliver coordinated care to patients that will improve their health, increase satisfaction with their care, and make care more person-centered. Some highlights of the services are:
- At least 20 minutes a month of chronic care management services
- Personalized assistance from a health care professional who will work with you to create your care plan
- Coordination between your pharmacy, specialists, testing centers, hospitals, and more
- Phone check-ins between visits
- 24/7 emergency access to a health care professional
- Assistance with setting and meeting your health goals
If you have Medicare and live with two or more chronic conditions, ask your provider about chronic care management services.