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Masonboro Family Medicine Welcoming PA, Gary Toppin to the Team

Masonboro Family Medicine participates with most insurance providers. If you have any questions about their services or want to know if they accept your insurance, you are welcome to call the office and their friendly staff will be happy to help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (910) 790-3660 or visit their website at masonborofamilymedicine.com. Hours of operation are: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Masonboro Family Medicine is located at 6419 Carolina Beach Road, suite A.

By: Mitchell Houska
Staff Writer

Masonboro Family Medicine would like to welcome, PA Gary Toppin to the practice. Mr. Toppin recently joined the team at Masonboro Family Medicine, in April of this year. Mr. Toppin is originally a native of Elizabeth City, NC. He graduated from North Carolina State University, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He then worked for Cisco Systems as a software engineer, volunteering in his leisure time, as an Emergency Medical Technician. While volunteering as an EMT in Durham, Mr. Toppin became increasingly more interested in medicine and decided to change his career, becoming a healthcare provider.  He then attended Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where he earned a Masters’ degree in Physician Assistance.
Since graduating, Mr. Toppin has been working primarily in emergency room environments, specializing in emergency medicine, and has now decided to focus on family medicine and urgent care services. His medical interests are in all aspects of family practice and urgent care, with special interests in wilderness medicine and men’s health.  He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Mr. Toppin has also developed an interest in scuba diving and has obtained his Dive Control Specialist certification. He lives in Kure Beach with his wife and their two active daughters. They are members of Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and volunteers at Carolina Beach Elementary School.  He enjoys the outdoors and when he’s not in the office, he is often on the beach, at PISA soccer fields, in the pool, running, or biking with his family.
Masonboro Family Medicine is a physician’s assistant owned and operated facility. Practicing physicians assistants at the office are as follows:  Kimberly Martin, PA-C,  Andrew Illobre, PA-C, Melissa Ulstad, PA-C, and of course, the newest addition, Gary Toppin, PA-C. Masonboro Family Medicine has been a trusted name in family medicine for over ten years now, serving Pleasure Island and Wilmington locals, as well as visitors to our area. From grandkids to grandparents, from birth to age 200 and every age in between, Masonboro Family Medicine offers professional patient care to the whole family. Masonboro Family Medicine is not an urgent care/walk-in clinic. However, it is usually possible to be seen within 24 hours of your call. They have an on-site radiology lab to assist you in any and all of your x-ray needs. They offer all the services of a family practice, such as; immunizations, physicals, pediatrics and even gynecological examinations. They also offer urgent care related services like; laceration repairs, treatment of sprains and fractures and minor surgeries. Occupational medicine services are available as well. Masonboro Family Medicine was established in November of 2003, by Andrew Illobre and Kim Martin. Just as you would expect from a true family practice, you will see the same smiling faces every time you visit the office. Most of the staff has been there for over five years now and they always do their best to make you feel right at home.
Masonboro Family Medicine participates with most insurance providers. If you have any questions about their services or want to know if they accept your insurance, you are welcome to call the office and their friendly staff will be happy to help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (910) 790-3660 or visit their website at masonborofamilymedicine .com. Hours of operation are: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Masonboro Family Medicine is located at 6419 Carolina Beach Road, suite A, just across from Ashley High School.