Our Provider Staff
Dr. James Worriax, MD
Dr. Worriax is originally from Pembroke, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, which is where he met Jessica, his wife of 17 years. Together they have two wonderful children - their daughter Jayden and their son Jacob.
After graduation from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Worriax completed his residency training in family medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. He has over 12 years of experience in family medicine.
Dr. Worriax is also very involved in ministry. He has furthered his education at the North Carolina College of Theology, receiving both an Associate’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. He serves as both the Executive Pastor & the Youth Pastor for the Sanctuary of Wilmington.
Frank Lovato, PA
Mr Lovato, a former army special forces medic, has joined our practice with over 30 years experience as a Physician Assistant.
He is an Army-trained Physician Assistant who graduated in 1982, well versed in Military Medicine and the medical needs of the military community.
Mr Lovato has been married for 41 years, with four children and has a strong background in family medicine, urgent care and occupational health .
Mr. Robert Du Charme PA-C
Mrs. Paula Johnson FNP-C
Mrs. Johnson is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, originally from Harlan, Kentucky. She graduated from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College with an Associates of Science in Nursing. She obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from King University in Bristol, TN and my Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons University in Boston, MA. Her background includes geriatrics and psychiatric nursing with 18 years total in healthcare. In her free time she enjoy spending time with my husband, two sons, and three dogs, traveling, and enjoying nature. We are excited to having her joining the Star Medical Team
Ms. Kailyn Ward PA-C
Ms. Kaitlyn Ward is a board-certified Physician Assistant originally from Elizabeth City, NC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from East Carolina University. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her dog, Layla. Kaitlyn is very excited to join Star Medical Clinic and to provide quality health care to the Jacksonville community
Mrs. Amanda Kahler PA-C
Mrs. Amanda Kahler is a board-certified Physician Assistant originally from Simi Valley, CA. Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Microbial Biology from California State University, Stanislaus. She later went on to earn her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Gannon University, Ruskin located outside of Tampa, Florida. In her spare time she loves exploring around her community with her husband, reading and watching Friends. Amanda is excited to join the team at Star Medical to help provide care for the community of Jacksonville
Mr. Jeremy Thompson FNP-C
Mr. Thompson is an AANP Board Certified Nurse Practitioner from Wilmington, NC. He
received his BSN from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and went on to earn his MSN from the University of Alabama Birmingham. His nursing background includes emergency medicine, geriatric care, and experience in a walk-in clinic setting. Jeremy is married to his high school sweetheart, Hope, and together they have three young children. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, hiking, and spending time with his family.
With 14 years of nursing experience, Mr. Thompson is happy and excited to join the Star
Medical Clinic team to provide outstanding care
Ms. Mrunmayi Diwan PA-C
Ms. Mrunmayi Diwan is a board certified physician assistant raised in Cary, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science at East Carolina University and her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Richmond, VA. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and significant other, experimenting with different recipes, and watching reality TV and sitcoms.
Dr. Julie Mallin DNP, FNP-BC
Dr. Julie Mallin is a Doctorally prepared Family Nurse Practitioner and ANCC Board Certified Informatics Nurse. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
She and Jim, her husband of 26 years, have three wonderful children. Julie enjoys gardening, kayaking and travel. She is a member of the North Carolina Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.
With over 25 years of nursing experience, Julie is extremely excited to join Star Medical Center in providing healthcare to patients of all ages with an emphasis on patient safety and improved quality of care for our community
Mrs. Jennifer Jewell FNP-C
Ms. Jennifer Jewell is an AANP Board Certified family nurse practitioner. She received her Master in
science in Nursing from Duke University. Ms. Jewell has over 20 years of nursing experience spending the last 10 years working with active duty wounded ill and injured service members. Additionally she has extensive experience in palliative care medicine.
Outside of medicine she is always up for a quick trip to Disneyworld and when that isn't possible she enjoys spending time with her family which consist of her husband Aaron, 4 children and 5
grandchildren. Jennifer is honored to be a part of the Star Medical Clinic team and be able to provide exceptional healthcare to those in our community.
Our Management Team
Dr. Kevin Scyoc Ph.D, MBA, BS, CEO, CPM,
RMA, B.A.T, COHC
Chief Executive Officer
Pansy Scyoc-Thornton COO,LPN, B.A.T
Chief Operations Officer
Dr. Scyoc has been a part of the Medical Field for over 24 years. Dr. Scyoc started in his career as a member of clinical staff and quickly advanced to the role of Clinical Supervisor and finally the Practice Manager of two urgent and primary cares. Dr. Scyoc completed his studies at St. Augustine College with two associate Degrees. Dr. Scyoc also graduated from Penn Foster College With a Bachelor's Of Science In Business and Healthcare management. Later Went back to Provident University and graduated with his Master of Business (MBA) and most recently completed his Ph.D. Doctoral Program in Business and Healthcare Administration .Since then, he has become certified in many areas of health care. Dr. Scyoc believes in higher education for all and helps promote that to his staff and patients. Dr. Scyoc is a member POMAA , Physician Office Managers Association Of America & Urgent care Association of America where he became certified and credentialed. Dr. Scyoc Also has completed Training to be CAOHC Certified as a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC). He was also recently honored and recognized by Trademark Who’s Who as a leading professional for demonstrating outstanding dedication, commitment and courage. Dr. Scyoc strives to uphold the highest standards of care for the healthcare profession. Dr. Scyoc believes in Primary & Urgent Care Clinic mission statement "Where patients are our #1 concern" . We are very happy to have Dr. Scyoc as our Chief Executive Officer and now with him at the helm we will grow and give the best quality of care possible .
Mrs. Scyoc-Thornton comes to us with over 25 years’ experience in the medical field. She started her career with OMH in Jacksonville NC were she was a floor nurse for many years until she moved into management for the hospital. After 18 years with OMH She felt it was time to get back to what she loves and that is primary care, for the past few year she has been working for private primary care clinic’s as part of their clinical staff and management team.
Amber Jarvis CCO, RMA, COHC
Chief Clinical Officer
Mrs. Amber Jarvis started her career in the medical field as a CNA work with the elderly as a assisting living facility. Mrs Jarvis decide to go back to school for billing and coding and got her degree in medical billing. She also went back to school to complete a Medical Assistant program and is now Registered with the American Registry of Medical Assistant Mrs. Jarvis Also has completed Training to be CAOHC Certified as a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC). Mrs Jarvis loves spending time at home with her husband John and her dog bailey. Mrs Jarvis goal in life is to give the best care she can and to treat all patients like they are family.
Mrs. Patricia Graham
Ms. Kimberly Philyaw
Front Desk Supervisor
Ms. Laura Nicholson CCMA
Ms. Fran Moore, MA
Occupational Health Supervisor
Our Mission, Vision & Values
To improve the health of the people served by providing high quality care, a comprehensive range of services, convenient and timely access with exceptional service and compassion. We want to provide the community with the best primary and urgent care clinic possible.
Star Medical Clinic and its affiliates will be the healthcare provider of choice for physicians and patients; delivering the healthcare we expect for our own family; recognized for:
Unparalleled service and patient experience
Great place to work and practice
Clinically integrated affiliates
Our values are the guiding principles that serve as the foundation for everything we think, say and do. They are our organizational code of conduct and signify what we stand for. We refuse to be less than what these values represent. Any philosophy, policy, practice or behavior that is outside of these values is unacceptable and will either be improved or removed.
Every Patient - Every Encounter - Every Time
To serve our community is a privilege and an obligation. We excel in our sensitivity to the needs of those we serve. Everyday we live our mission through serving our community.
Together we can do great things for people in need. One team, with one goal - to be one Great Primary and Urgent Care, Always!
We are a "can do" team. We are grateful for the opportunities that are presented each and every day. Through positive energy we can, and we will, meet the needs of those we serve.
Public trust demands the highest respect for those we serve and for those with whom we work. We are here to better the lives of others and we are profoundly aware of the value of each human being.
We pledge to our community the highest standards of respect, patient safety and clinical excellence. We will do no harm. We believe in doing it right, and doing it right now. We are extraordinary people called to do extraordinary work.