Heather Parkhill, DNP, FNP-C
Heather moved to the Charleston area from Philadelphia in 2016. Heather has a wealth of primary care practice experience in community health with a focus on health prevention, education and family health. Her experiences include treating diabetes, hypertension, COPD, providing women’s health services, men’s health service’s and HIV health care.
Heather explains, “I love supporting my patient’s and empowering them through all walks of life and I see myself as a partner in their healthcare. I especially enjoy building relationships and working with my patients as they establish their healthcare goals and needs.” In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and staying active.
Dr. Will Largen
Dr. Will Largen is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious disease at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has a strong passion for managing the complexities of HIV care, including the special psycho-social support it requires. Dr. Largen’s goal is to provide exceptional HIV care in a caring environment that emphasizes medication adherence and fosters a community of support.
Jami has worked in healthcare since 1997 and she has come to believe the best healthcare comes from a meaningful partnership between a primary care practice and the patient. Primary care is essential to overall health and wellness and loves that Truesdale Medical Center is a driving force in 21st century healthcare.
Being a patient herself, she has a deep appreciation for the value of having an advocate in the healthcare system. She genuinely enjoys working with patients and being able to help them attain their best health. When people walk through the doors, Jami and her team strive to make them feel comfortable in an environment that is not always on people’s list of top favorite places to be. Overall, patient experience is extremely important to her and remains her main focus in the practice. That includes from the time patients step into the waiting area to the time they leave the checkout desk. Jami is incredibly proud to be a part of the Truesdale Medical Center team.
Cody has worked in healthcare for many years. She truly enjoys being able to help people attain their best health and she understands the importance of creating trusting relationships with patients to be effective in providing the best healthcare possible. She lives in Summerville with her son Avery, and dog Chewy.
When a patient leaves Truesdale Medical Center Cody wants them to feel relieved and knowledgeable that all their questions and concerns have been answered and their medical needs have been taken care of.
James Edward “Jimmy” Truesdale
Truesdale Medical Center is named in memory of James Edward “Jimmy” Truesdale who passed away on Feb. 12, 2017, at the age of 76. Truesdale was a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. In the 1970s, he moved to Washington, D.C., and began working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the office of legislative affairs. He was the NOAA Congressional liaison until well into the 1990s. He shepherded scientists and their testimony as well as budgets through the legislative processes on Capitol Hill. His final post was with the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston.
After retiring, Truesdale was an active in the Charleston community through politics and civic organizations. Truesdale was a dedicated supporter of Lowcountry AIDS Services (now Palmetto Community Care) for many years, including serving as president of the board of directors.