Dr. Nailesh Dave, MD

Dr. Nailesh Dave was born and raised in India. He graduated from the Medical College at Gujarat University in 1990. He has completed his Neurology Residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in North Carolina from 1995 through 1998. He then finished a fellowship in the neuro-rehabilitation at Southern Illinois of Medicine from 1998 through 1999. He is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and board certified in Pain Medicine by the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He founded Neurology and Pain Management Center, PLLC in February 2005. He is one of the few Neurologists who provide pain management, neurological services as well as treatment of sleep disorders for the surrounding counties. Dr. Dave has been practicing Neurology and Pain Management in this area since 1999. 

  He is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, American Academy of Neurology, America Academy of Pain Management, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the International Spine Intervention Society. Dr. Dave and his wife have been married since 1990 and have three children. Dr. Dave enjoys reading, community service & traveling.

Meena Dave, PAC

Meena Dave is a certified Physician Assistant and the Administrator of Neurology & Pain Management Center. Mrs. Dave graduated from Touro College Physician Assistant Program in New York in 1989 and completed her Post Graduate Surgical Residency Program at Montefiore Medical Center. Mrs. Dave was certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants in 1990. She has worked in many clinical settings, including Emergency Medicine, urgent Care, Sickle Cell Management, and has a vast experience as a Surgical Physician Assistant in Cardiac Surgery. She is a member of the NC Association of Physician's Assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants. Dr. Dave and Mrs. Meena Dave have been married for twenty years. They have three children and are active in their school activities. The family spends most of their free time with the Temple, community service and traveling.
Renee Pope has been a nurse for over 30 years.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Fayetteville State University and has a Masters degree in Nursing and Adult Family Nurse Practitioner  from Duke University.  She is board certified as a ANP and FNP.  She is a member of the America Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She earned a Natropathic doctorate from Trinity College of Natural Health.  She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including Mental Health, Medical/Surgical, Home Health, Cardiology and Internal Medicine.  Her hobbies include studying holistic medicine, gardening and listing to classical music.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and one Chihuahua.
Renee Pope, ANP, FNP  
Certified by the National Commission of Physicians Assistants in 1975. David Paulson has worked in internal medicine for over 35 years. He graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center Physician Assistant Program in 1974. David served 22.5 years in the Armed Forces. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1993. He is a Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants, a Member of North Carolina Association of Physicians Assistants, Past President of the Society of Army Physicians Assistants, Life Member of SAPA, and a member of the SAPA Hall Fame.
David enjoys hunting, fishing and golf in his spare time. He is married, has three children and three grandchildren.

David Paulson, PAC  
Michael Stephens has over 18 years of health care experience. He has worked in intensive care, psychiatry, substance abuse, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal medicine. He received his Masters of Science degree in Adult Nurse Practitioner studies from East Carolina University. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. He is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He is married and has three children. His hobbies include camping and hiking.
Michael Stephens, ANP  
Bianca Goo is a graduate of the Methodist University Physician Assistant Program. She is certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants, and is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is an avid reader and enjoys traveling in her free time.
Bianca Goo, PAC  
Tarsha Rivens received her bachelor's degree in Pre-medicine from Saint Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC and her Master's in Physician's Assistant Studies from Eastern Carolina University.  She has worked in dermatology for six years prior to joining NPMC.  She is certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants, is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Tarsha entered into the healthcare industry because of a desire to help people.  She values interacting with patients and hearing their stories.  Tarsha enjoys hiking on vacations, reading, exploring new places, new adventures of all types, and serving in church.
Tarsha Rivens, PA  
Nadine vandentop is a graduate of the UC Davis PA program. She earned her bachelors degree in Science at the university of Alberta. Nadine has been a PA for 21 years, with a broad range of experience. Most recently practicing the last 5 yrs in sleep medicine. Nadine is married with 2 children in college. She is an avid runner and hockey fan.
Nadine Vandentop, PA  
Tess John graduated with a BS in Nursing from Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India in 1988.  She has worked in variety of clinical settings including Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Medical-Surgical areas. She has worked in India and in Middle East for few years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is board certified as Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association and North Carolina Nurses Association. Her hobbies include visiting historical places and reading. She loves spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys community service and church activities.
Tess John, FNP  


Our Locations

Main Location
350 Pine State St,
Lillington NC 27546

(910) 893-9700
(910) 893-9747 fax

Benson Location
325 South Walton Avenue
Benson, NC, 27504

(919) 894-1003
(919) 894-1336 fax

Sanford Location
1212 Central Dr. Suite 101
Sanford NC 27330

(919) 777-5455
(919) 777-5294 fax

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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