Clinical Staff

Fred Kam, M.D., Medical Director
Fred Kam, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Kam is a board-certified Internist. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Miami in 1986. He has over twenty years of experience in medical service delivery which includes positions as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and many Directorships - including Director of the Student Health Center - at the University of Miami. Dr. Kam was chosen by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America (1996-97 & 1997-98), and he is in Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and Iron Arrow Honor Societies. He is also a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He served as President of his medical school class, was voted as the Best House Staff Member of the Year (1988) and received the coveted Eric Reiss Award for Outstanding Teaching. He currently holds professorships at Auburn in the Department of Political Science, School of Nursing, and the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Kam was born in Trinidad and went to high school in England. He and his family live in Auburn. He enjoys traveling, fishing, tennis and watching college football.

R. Shannon Cason, M.D.
R. Shannon Cason, M.D.

Dr. Cason is a family practitioner. He is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College with a BS in biology, summa cum laude. He earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama and specialized in family medicine at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. After residency, he joined Family Medicine Associates of East Alabama in Opelika, and then worked at Maxwell Air Force base in Montgomery. He is married and is the father of four children.

Jay Harvey, D.O.
Jay Harvey, D.O.

Dr. Harvey is a family practitioner. He graduated with a B.A. degree in physiology and cell biology with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. He completed his residency at Bay Area Hospital-Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi Texas and was employed at the Sansum Clinic in Lompoc, California. He is married and the father a one child.

Bethzaida R. Ladisla, M.D.
Bethzaida R. Ladisla, M.D.

Dr. Ladisla is an Internal Medicine Specialist (Internist). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and a Medical degree from University of Santo Tomas where she graduated with both degrees. She holds certifications with the American Board of Internal Medicine, Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates, Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) Component I and II, and National Board of Medical Examiners Part I and II. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Ladisla has worked with East Alabama Medical Center for over ten years. She is married and lives with her husband and two children in Auburn.

Kate Chandler Lynch, PA-C
Kate Chandler Lynch, PA-C

Kate Chandler is a Physicians Assistant (PA-C). She holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University and a Master's degree in Health Science from the University of South Alabama. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants. Her honors include the 2004 and 2005 Andrews' Sports Medicine Institute Student Athletic Trainer Scholarship and the Golden Key National Honor Society. Mrs. Lynch is licensed by the Alabama Board of Medicine and certified with the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She lives with her husband Brian in Auburn.

Ginny Donald, PA-C
Ginny Donald, PA-C

Ginny Donald is a Physician Assistant (PA-C). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from Birmingham Southern College and a Master’s degree in Health Science from the University of South Alabama.She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants. Her honors include 2002 Physician Assistant Student of the Year, Phi Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Eta Honor Society, Adjunct Assistant Professor, and Publication of Research Project Breaking Socioeconomic Barriers to Breastfeeding. Mrs. Donald is licensed by the Alabama Board of Medicine and certified with the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She is married and lives with her husband and two children in Auburn.

Skylar Cope, CRNP
Skylar Cope, CRNP

Skylar Cope is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in nursing from Jacksonville State University and her Master's degree in Nursing from Troy University. She is licensed by the State of Alabama and certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Mrs. Cope has worked for East Alabama Medical Center for over six years. She is married and lives with her husband and dog in Auburn.

Jean Dubois, CRNP
Jean Dubois, CRNP

Jean Dubois is a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked at the Medical Clinic since 1997. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), Master’s degree in nursing (MSN), post-graduate certification as a FNP, and an EdD in Adult Education. Jean has an extensive background as a nurse educator, registered nurse, and family nurse practitioner and currently works full time in the school of nursing and part-time at AUMC. She is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Nurse Practitioner Coordinator giving her the opportunity to work with BSN and MSN/NP students. Jean is licensed in the State of Alabama and certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is published in referred journals and has presented in a variety setting on topics related to nursing education, cardiovascular issues, professionalism, and Parkinson’s disease. She is a current member in several nursing, professional, academic and nurse practitioner professional organizations. Jean is very active in continuing education and has the philosophy of “lifelong learning”.

Teresa Gore, DNP, CRNP
Teresa Gore, DNP, CRNP

Teresa Gore is a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP-BC, NP-C). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Jacksonville State University, a Master’s degree in Nursing from University of Phoenix, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, a post-MSN certificate for Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a certificate in Simulation Education. She is the Vice President for Programs for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing (INACSL) and the President of Theta Delta Chapter for Sigma Theta Tau International (nursing honor society). She is a member of American Nursing Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Teresa has published research in referred journals and chapters in text books. She is licensed in the State of Alabama and certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor and the Simulation Learning Coordinator at Auburn University School of Nursing. Teresa is married with 2 children and lives in Auburn.

Patricia Keeney, CRNP
Patricia Keeney, CRNP

Patie Keeney holds a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Auburn University and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has many years of nursing experience, including employment at East Alabama Medical Center and within the states of Florida and Arizona. Mrs. Keeney is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Society of Nursing and served as President of both her ADN and LPN nursing classes. She is licensed in the State of Alabama and certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Mrs. Keeney is a current member of the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a certified CPR instructor through the American Heart Association and certifies the Medical Clinic staff annually in CPR. She is married and lives in Opelika and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.