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 thirty 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 board-certified Family Medicine practitioner. He is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College with a Bachelor of Science 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 prior to joining East Alabama Medical Center in 2008. He is married and is the father of four children.

Bethzaida R. Ladisla, M.D.

Bethzaida R. Ladisla, M.D.

Dr. Ladisla is a board-certified 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 since 2002. She is married and lives with her husband and two children in Auburn.

Dr Kim Owens

Kimberly F. Owens, M.D.

Dr. Owens is a board-certified Family Medicine physician.  She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology with focus in Pre-Medical studies, magna cum laude.  She was a four year letterman for the Auburn University Softball Team.  She earned her medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and specialized in family medicine at St. Vincent's East in Birmingham.  After residency, she joined George H. Lanier Health Services in Valley which later transitioned to East Alabama Medical Center-Lanier in 2014.  Dr. Owens also serves as the Medical Director at Sav-a-Life pregnancy resource center in Lanett.  She is a clinical preceptor for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn.  She is active in the Alabama and American Academies of Family Medicine as well as the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.  Dr. Owens grew up in north Alabama.  She is married and has two children.  She enjoys being outdoors, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, attending Auburn softball and baseball games, and participating in medical missions.

Augustine Ahn, PA-C

Augustine Ahn, PA-C 

Augustine Ahn is a Physician Assistant. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University and his Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants. Augustine is licensed by the Alabama Board of Medicine and certified with the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). He lives in Auburn and enjoys hiking, biking, and photography. 

Jessica Bradley, MSN

Jessica Bradley, CRNP

Jessica Bradley is a Family Nurse Practitioner from Savannah, GA. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing in 2009 from Georgia Southern University and her Master's degree in Nursing in 2013 from University of South Alabama. She is licensed by the state of Alabama and is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Mrs. Bradley relocated to the Auburn, AL area in summer 2021 and fell in love with the area.  She and her husband, an active duty member of the US Army,  have two young daughters. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to Disney World, and traveling for her older daughter's dance and baton twirling competitions

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 has worked for East Alabama Medical Center since 2005. She is married and lives with her husband and two children 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 within the states of Florida and Arizona and has worked for East Alabama Medical Center since 2000. Mrs. Keeney is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor 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.

Skylar Cope, CRNP

Skylar Moore, DNP 


Skylar Moore is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in nursing from Jacksonville State University, her Master's degree in Nursing from Troy University, and her doctorate of Nursing Practice from Troy. She is licensed by the State of Alabama and certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Moore has worked for East Alabama Medical Center since 2008. 

Walton Walls, MSN

Walton Walls, CRNP

Walton Walls is a Family nurse practitioner. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Auburn University at Montgomery and her Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is licensed by the State of Alabama and certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Walton started her nurse practitioner career in Birmingham where she worked in a privately owned urgent care for 6 years. She is originally from Selma, Alabama and now lives in Auburn with her husband, Michael, and their two young sons, Jack and Callen. Walton enjoys quality time with family and friends, reading, collecting antique furniture, and spending time outside with her boys and their Golden Retriever, Banks.

Linsey York, CRNP

Linsey Bishop, CRNP

Linsey Bishop is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master's and Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree at Auburn University. She is licensed in Alabama and credentialed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. While earning her degree, she worked in the emergency department at the University of Birmingham at Alabama's level-one trauma center, Emory Hospital, and Brookwood Baptist Hospital. Her time was also spent working alongside the Auburn School of Nursing as a clinical associate. Linsey recently returned to Auburn with her husband, James Davis Bishop, and dog, Peetie.