Our Team

Dr. Hemang Shah


 Dr. Shah grew up in a multigenerational extended family in Gujarat, India. He attended M.P.Shah Medical College in Jamnagar, India   which included 1 year rotating internship at various medical institutes in Gujarat. Dr. Shah taught medical students and worked as hospitalist before migrating to America. After doing stroke research at UNC Chapel Hill, he did his Internal Medicine internship, Neurology residency and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA. He is board certified by ABPN in Neurology and  Clinical Neurophysiology. 

He loves sharing his infectious enthusiasm about neuroscience with students. He is actively involved with Alamance Caswell Medical Society. He works as a team with neuro hospitalist physicians and others on neurology service at Alamance Regional Medical Center (ARMC). He demonstrates compassionate way of interacting with patients to Elon PA School students. He is always looking for non pill options for neurological ailments such as Scrambler Therapy. You may find him meditating with Headspace during lunch hour. He enjoys travelling with his beautiful wife and energetic kids. Sharing folk tales and stories of various cultures around the world with his kids, is his favorite way of cooling down at the end of the day.

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Autumn Konz, PA-C, MPAS, MPH


Autumn spent the majority of her childhood in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee where she developed a passion for neuroscience. Her previous endeavors include authoring grants for clinical research in Alzheimer’s Disease in the Department of Neurology and Radiology at University of Tennessee, a Dean’s Scholarship to Eckerd College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science, worked in organic synthesis at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Florida, completed Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Public Health from Touro University in California. As a PA student she helped organize a health clinic for medically undeserved individuals, now managed by the Health Department in Vallejo, California. After practicing a few years in internal medicine, she obtained additional training in Neurology through the Advanced Practice Providers Neurology Residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She previously practiced at Duke Neurology of Raleigh and considers it a privilege to be practicing with Dr. Hemang Shah at Kernodle Clinic. In her spare time she enjoys family, friends, volunteering, and almost any outdoor activity.

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Rhonda Mazejka


Rhonda Mazejka is a Registered Nurse at Kernodle Clinic (Duke PDC). She brings twenty plus years of experience to her role as a nurse manager for the Gastroenterology, Neurology, and Surgery Departments. 

In addition to the oversight for these departments, Rhonda serves in an administrative role providing professional development for greater than 400 clinical staff and administrative staff. Rhonda is a recipient of several awards and honors to include the Strength, Hope, and Caring Award, and the Great 100 Nursing Scholarship Award. Rhonda received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Mount Olive University, and will graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing Education in May of 2020 from the University of Wilmington.

Michelle Webster


 Michelle grew up in Burlington, NC. After graduation she took courses at the local community college to further her education. She has been with Kernodle Clinic for long time. She has been an Electrodiagnostic Technologist since 2009 and became EEG technician since 2015. She is a dedicated employee, wife and mother of 3. 

Melissa McGee


 Melissa grew up in Caswell County where she attended Bartlett Yancey High School. After graduation she proudly served 4 years in the United States Navy. She then attended Alamance Community College and graduated with an Associates Degrees in Medical Assisting. She is a Certified Medical Assistant and has been with Kernodle Clinic for many years. She enjoys reading, and spending time with friends and family. 

Rebecca Bartlett


Rebecca is a CMA. She is a great animal lover. 

Lauren Thibeaux


Luaren is a CMA. She loves spending time with her adorable daughter.

Paula Minder



Paula is originally from Dallas, TX and moved to Burlington in 1992.  She was a stay at home mom for 12 years then went to real estate school and received her Real Estate Broker's License.  She has been with Neurology department at Kernodle Clinic since 2010.  Paula is married with 2 daughters.  Her outside interests are spending time with her friends and family, snow skiing, water skiing and traveling.

David Trotter


David works as a scribe. He has varied professional experience including being manager at at store, front desk in our department. He is always ready for new challenge and learning new skills.

Taylor Brown


Taylor is a scribe with our practice. She is instrumental in letting providers have face time with patients. 

Wanda "Sue" Vaughn


Sue is the first person you will see when you come to our practice.  She is experienced in registration. She enjoys spending time with her husband and grand kids.

Crystal Russell


Crystal has experience in front desk, registration, prior authorization and medication approval.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and her daughter.