We offer a variety of Medical and Dental services as well as, Behavior Health and Outreach.

The Patient Portal, your medical home on the Web. With Patient Portal, you can connect with your doctor through a convenient, safe, and secure environment.




Now offering Tele-Health appointments from our Behavioral Health Clinic.

  • Only requires a Smart Phone or Computer.
  • Accept most major insurance plans including but not limited to Medicaid, Self- Pay and Medicare.
  • Professional staff to assist you with step by step instructions.
  • The patient will be asked to be seen in the office if our medical staff determines the patient cannot be safely treated by Telehealth.

Call 336-599-9271 ext 239 or 247 for more information.


•Prostate Cancer Screening
•Sports Physicals
•Vision and Hearing Screening
•Well Children Care
•Well Women Care
•Workman’s Compensation Evaluation

Demaura Russell, MD, Chief Medical Director

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Dr. Russell is a Warren County, NC native. She attended the Warren County public schools ranking #3 in her high school class of about 400 students.  She decided at an early age that family medicine would be her field of study.

Dr. Russell chose to pursue her dreams as a Family physician by continuing her education at the Hampton University in Hampton Virginia, graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with highest honors. She received her doctor of Medicine degree from the Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2010.

Dr. Russell entered her residency at Cabarrus Family Medicine in Concord NC. She continued her studies in family medicine with a focus in rural medicine. She completed her residency training in 2013.

Dr. Russell has a love for rural medicine. She is excited about bringing her expertise to Person County.

Now Accepting New Patients
Contact 336-599-9271 to make an appointment.

Aileen Searles, MD (Pediatrician) - Co Medical Director

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Dr. Searles was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She attended college at the University of Toledo, where she earned her B.S. in biology. She stayed at the University of Toledo for medical school, where she met her husband. Following medical school, Dr. Searles moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where she completed her residency in Pediatrics at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

She now resides in Hillsborough with her husband and daughter. Dr. Searles has a special interest in preventive medicine – keeping kids healthy and preventing illness. She enjoys spending time with her family, all things outdoors, cooking, and traveling.

Kaitlyn Long, PA-C

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Meet Kaitlyn Long, our newest Physician Assistant at Person Family Medical Center, Inc.

Kaitlyn is no stranger to Person County. She was born and raised in Roxboro, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she graduated cum laude with her B.S. in Biology. She received her Physician Assistant degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC.

Kaitlyn is a member of The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Kaitlyn has always considered Roxboro to be home and is excited to return to her hometown to practice as a Family Medicine Physician Assistant at Person Family Medical Center saying, “I chose Person Family Medical Center because I want to give back to my community and I believe in their mission of providing quality healthcare to the community.”

You can find Kaitlyn walking her two Goldendoodles or traveling during her spare time.

Contact (336) 599- 9271 for an appointment. 

Mary Matthews, PA-C

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Mary grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and moved to Cary, NC during her high school years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Appalachian State University where she graduated with honors and was inducted into the Tri-Beta National Biological Honors Society.
Mary went on to earn her Physician Assistant degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and conducted her clinical rotations in rural communities throughout the Finger Lakes region. She has since returned to NC to be near family, and currently resides in Roxboro. 

Mary enjoys kayaking on Hyco Lake, running, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.
She is excited to share with the community her passion for preventative medicine and strives to empower her patients to make and meet their healthcare goals.
Mary is now accepting new patients.

Contact 336 599-9271 for an appointment.



Basic and Hygiene Services:
•Crowns (Caps)
Basic and Hygiene Services:
•Cleanings - Standard
•Deep Cleanings
•Fluoride treatments
•Basic Oral Cancer Screenings

Renee Foley, DDS

Dr. Gaskey-Foley grew up in Concord, NC and knew she wanted to be a dentist by the 7th grade.

She completed her under graduate degree in Dental Hygiene from UNC; Chapel Hill, NC in 1991. She completed her Doctor of Dental Science degree from UNC; Chapel Hill, NC in 1995.

She lives in Creedmoor with her husband, Matt, her twins, Declan, and Isabella and her two dogs, Lily and Axel.

Dr. Gaskey- Foley strives to provide quality dental care in a gentle manner. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading in her spare time.

Annie Chen, DDS

Dr. Chen was born in Shanghai, China and has resided in Durham, NC for the last 22 years.

Dr. Chen attended Duke University, Durham NC and completed her Dental of Doctor Science Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC.

She completed a general practice residency for Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC.

Chen is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society of the American Dental Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys yoga, frisbee and cheering for her favorite Duke Basketball team. 

Rivkah Krevsky, DDS

Rivkah Krevsky, DDS is a native of Montreal, Canada and currently resides in Durham, NC with her child.

Rivkah attended Florida International University, Miami Florida, and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC.  She also completed a general practice residency at UNC hospital.

Rivkah is the member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.

In Rivkah's spare time she enjoys reading, going for walks, hanging out with her baby and relaxing with her pet cat and rabbit.


Office Address:
622 N Main St
Specialized treatment includes:
•Bipolar disorder
•Postpartum issues
•Sleep disorders
•Therapy for individuals, families, groups, and couples (separation/divorce)
•Grief and loss

Alisia Paliy, Psychiatrist

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Dr. Paliy is now accepting patients at our Person Family Behavioral Health Center located at 702 N. Main St.
Dr. Alisa Paliy was born and raised in Russia. She currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC with her spouse and two children.

She graduated from the Rostov State Medical University and then went on to complete an oncology residency and fellowship at the Rostov Research Institute of Oncology. During her years as an Oncology she published several articles and assisted in leading several clinical trials. In 2009 Alisa and her family moved to the United States where, while in the process of gaining U.S. approval of her Russian medical degree, she worked as a mental health counselor at an impatient child psychiatric facility. This led to a newfound interest in mental health and to her ultimate decision to apply for a psychiatry residency.

Dr. Paliy successfully completed her residency at Case Western Reserve University/ University Hospitals, Cleveland Ohio. She worked at Cleveland Medical Center where she was the program’s Administrative Chief Resident.

Paliy is eager about bringing her expertise to Person County as a general psychiatrist. Her clinical interests also include addiction psychiatry, and psychiatric emergencies.

Dr. Paliy has a Suboxone Provider Certification. She is a member of the American Medical Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Paliy enjoys spending time with her family, baking and traveling.

Call 336-599-9271 ext. 239 for an appointment. 

Shumaine McCloud, LCSW

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Shumaine McCloud is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 17 years’ experience in clinical social work.  Shumaine has experience working with all age groups.  She has worked with adults, children, and geriatric patients in an out-patient setting providing psychiatric counseling services.

Shumaine’s specialized treatment includes Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Anger Management, Bipolar, Couples Therapy, and more.

Ms. McCloud currently resides in Henderson, North Carolina. She is excited about bringing her expertise to Person County and the surrounding area.

Martha Pickett, CCS, LCAS

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Person Family Medical Center Inc. is excited to welcome Martha Pickett to PFMC’s Behavioral Health Center’steam of experts.

Martha is a Person County resident who has been practicing substance abuse treatment for over twenty years. She has experience with adolescents and adults with substance abuse issues. She is also well versed in medically assisted treatment (suboxone) and will provide Suboxone treatments at Person Family Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Center. Martha will also be reviewing and researching other programs that fit within our Behavioral Health Center’s scope of practice as well as the benefits to our county residents.

She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC and completed her Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. Martha serves on the committee of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Habitat for Humanity and Healthy Personians.

Martha is a native of Florence, SC and currently resides in Timberlake, NC with her spouse. She is excited about continuing to provide her expertise in substance disorders to Person County.   

She enjoys reading and yoga during her spare time.

Contact 336 599-9271 ext. 239 to make an appointment.

Tamara Starr, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC 

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Tamara joined the Person Family Behavioral Health Center on Monday, June 17, 2019.  She currently lives in Durham, NC with her family.

Tamara Starr is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Family Nurse Practitioner. 
She received her bachelor’s from Central University in Nursing where she worked as a floor nurse for 15 + years at various facilities.

She later obtained her master’s degree at Duke University 2003 as a Family Nurse Practitioner, progressing through a post graduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill in Mental Health by 2011.

She has been in mental health field in the community, inpatient and outpatient settings since 2005. Including University of Texas Medical Branch in the state jail, Veterans Administration hospital and private practices. She provides psychiatric evaluations, psychotropic Medication management, counseling, advice, and education, from ages 4 to 90 years of age.
Ms. Starr believes that mental health is her “calling” and purpose from God and that every problem has a solution.
Her goal is always to be a Blessing and help to everyone she meets!!

Tamara enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, Girl Scouts and spending time with her family.

Tamara is looking forward to bringing her extensive nursing experience, teaching, mental/ behavioral health and medication management expertise to the Person County community.
Tamara is now accepting new patients. Contact 336 599-9271 ext. 239 for an appointment.