The StarMed Difference

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Hybrid Clinic

Combining urgent care and primary care under one roof is an innovative health care model that is local, easier to use, less expensive and puts consumers at the center of their care.

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StarPass Savings Program

Combining urgent care and primary care under one roof is an innovative health care model that is local, easier to use, less expensive and puts consumers at the center of their care.

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Bilingual Staff

A staff that reflects the languages and cultures in your community is best positioned to provide you and your family meaningful access to health services.

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Caring for our Veterans

With the recent passing of the Mission Act we are now fortunate to have such a noble mission - caring for those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf.

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Open Late & Weekends

Our clinics are open seven days a week and stay open late to provide you with care when you need it most. Don't wait to feel better!

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Community Focus

While our primary commitment is to the health and well-being of our patients, we also understand that it is our responsibility to contribute to fostering healthy and happy communities in areas that we serve.

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Affordable Rates

Whether you have no insurance or a high deductible plan we have affordable rates. We are in network with most providers.

Meet Our Providers

Arin Piramzadian, DO

Dr. Arin Piramzadian is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and is also the Chief Medical Officer at StarMed Primary and Urgent Care. He graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine New York City in 2010 and has been in practice for over 9 years. During his time at Onslow Memorial Emergency Department, he was the leader of the Sepsis and Stroke Protocol teams and patient satisfaction. He also sat on the Blood and Tissue Committee, overseeing and reviewing proper use of the limited blood supply in a community-based hospital, all while working to educate nursing and support staff.

Dr. Piramzadian is the former CMO at MedFirst Primary and Urgent Care where he provided leadership and oversight for over 25 offices. During his tenure, he led nearly 160 providers assuring compliance with up to date medical and company guidelines, prompt and accurate charting and coding and monitoring quality of care provided, holding providers to a high standard by auditing and reviewing charts and giving constructive feedback on a regular basis.

Alicia Allman, PA-C

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Alicia earned her Master of Science Degree with honors from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2013. Her journey into patient care started at a young age when she became acutely aware of the health challenges that face the Latin community. Alicia was born in Charlotte and raised in a Honduran household where she was taught how to speak, read, and write in both English and Spanish fluently. As a child, she quickly identified the need to bridge the communication gap between Spanish speakers and their healthcare needs. Alicia’s desire to assist the Hispanic community, along with her unique skill set, makes her the perfect provider to serve the medical needs of every Hispanic patient that walks through our doors.

Katy Howell, PA-C

Katy Howell has over 7 years of patient and training experience as a Physician Assistant from Columbus, Ohio and Jacksonville, North Carolina. She graduated from State University of New York Health Science Center of Syracuse in 2012 with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. While in school, Katy wrote a paper on Cancer Research that was published in the Journal of Molecular Medicine. Her research proved to disrupt cancer cell growth and provided vital support to potent anticancer fighting agents in the body.

Katy has a passion for continued education which makes her an excellent fit within our team to help guide and further train our providers and medical staff. Her prior training experience includes assisting the physicians with medical procedures, staff coordination, medical prep, and outtake work, as well as patient discussion of services and procedures. She is well-versed in reviewing patients’ medical histories, highly skilled in performing physical exams, and has comprehensive knowledge of ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, including x-rays or blood tests.

Natalie Gonzalez, PA-C

Natalie is a first generation American from two Colombian parents and is fluent in both Spanish and English. She is proud to be the first in her family to pursue a bachelors and masters degree. Natalie spent time living in NY, NJ, and FL. She just recently moved to the Charlotte area and is excited about her role with StarMed. Natalie is passionate about chronic disease management and treating all acute illnesses.

Natalie is a board-certified PA who earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from South University in Tampa, FL.

Natalie Trujillo, PA-C

Natalie, an Arizona native, joined the medical field in order to provide education and care to those around her. Along with being a board-certified PA, she also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature and has been a member of the American Academy of PA’s since 2017.

In addition to having experience working in family medicine, she is also passionate about urgent care work and enjoys full scope medical care. She has spent time volunteering in church clinics in an educational capacity and also in free medical clinics in her community.

Anna Ek, PA-C

Anna, born and raised in Charlotte, has always had a passion for medicine. While attending the University of South Carolina where she earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Anna learned about the work physician assistants do and found it to be the perfect fit.

Anna loves working with patients and helping others, both key contributions that PA’s bring to the community. Anna went on to complete PA school at South University in Savannah, Georgia. She now brings her passion for general medicine back to the Charlotte community.

Sarah Manczko, PA-C

Sarah, a Chicago native, has always been interested in health care. She graduated from the University of Iowa, majoring in human physiology and Spanish, with a minor in chemistry. She loves providing care and being able to help patients, making a physician assistant (PA) the perfect fit for her. Sarah earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C. She fell in love with North Carolina and decided to remain, and practice medicine in the Charlotte community.

Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants in town and watching movies.

Taylor Ross, PA-C

Taylor, a Charlotte native, is a board-certified physician assistant (PA) who earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Methodist University. In addition to her board certification, Taylor is fellowship trained in urgent care medicine. She enjoys working with a wide variety of diseases and illnesses among all age groups.

Taylor is very passionate about improving patient outcomes and health literacy in historically underserved communities. In her spare time, she has enjoyed working with a variety of volunteer organizations such as the YWCA and Adult Center for Enrichment.

In her free time, Taylor enjoys spending time with family, finding new restaurants in the city and reading.

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