Meet The Physician Extenders

Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates Physician Extenders Team.

Our Physician Extenders have excellent training and years of experience in women’s health. They work closely with our physician team to provide you with the highest-quality medical care with the extra time and personal attention we believe you deserve.

Erin Wax, RN, MSN, FNC-BC

About Erin

Erin believes that good health moves beyond medication alone and includes a healthy mind, body, and spirit. She encourages her patients to get up, get out, and take advantage of everything our seaside community has to offer.

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Erin Wax lives in Emerald Isle and enjoys spending time with her husband, four kids, large extended family, and dog named Daisy. She enjoys volunteering, music, cooking, biking, being outdoors, and spends most of her time at whatever activity her kids are into. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Salisbury University in Maryland in 1998. Erin worked as a nurse on a medical surgical floor and infectious disease unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. Erin then graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2001 with her Masters of Science in Nursing, Clinical Specialist in HIV/AIDS and Health Systems Management. Erin was the nurse manager of an outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic at John’s Hopkins and enjoyed caring for patients living with HIV/AIDS and being involved in clinical research. Erin moved to North Carolina in 2003 and earned her Certification in Infection Control. She was an Infection Control Professional at Craven Medical Center prior to earning her post graduate certification from East Carolina University as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2010. Erin joined Carteret OBGYN as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2010. She has also worked in emergency medicine however enjoys Women’s Health across the lifespan the most. Erin has a special interest in primary care, adolescent health, fertility, and sexual dysfunction.


Post Master’s Certification Family Nurse Practitioner – East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Master’s of Science in Nursing – The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD

Tara Mitchell, RN, FNP-BC

About Tara

I am originally from Hazlet New Jersey and graduated from High School there. I moved to NC right after high school to pursue my BSN at ECU. I moved to Carteret County one year after graduation to get married. I worked for 17 years at Carteret Healthcare in the birthing center. I have 2 daughters. Katelyn is in the parametric program and Alexis is the youngest and is in nursing school.

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I am a third generation nurse and I have 2 sisters in law that are nurses. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse in Labor and Delivery since I can remember.

When I returned to graduate school I was unsure what I was going to do. At first I was going the be a nurse educator, but soon realized that it would take me away from the patients. I decided to be a FNP because I can take care of patients and educate as well.

I have a strong desire to focus on preventative care and health education to women of all ages as well as pregnant woman.


Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner – East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Marie Frey, RN, FNP-BC

About Marie

It is my goal to work with your care goals and values to help make the best choices in your healthcare plan. I believe that diet and exercise are the best medicines. Heath and fitness is my first line of approach to avoiding life altering conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. It would be my pleasure to help you meet your health goals.


Master of Science Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Caitlin Dammin, PA-C

About Caitlin

Caitlin is a member of the North Carolina Physician Assistant Association. In her free time, she enjoys spending time exploring the coast with her husband, hiking, camping, traveling, cooking, and running along the beach with her Labrador “Torrey”.

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Caitlin Dammin loves the ability to provide continuity of care to women all the way from adolescence through menopause and beyond as an Ob-Gyn Physician Assistant. She enjoys being able to offer high quality care through a wide variety of services from in-office minor procedures to focused patient education and counseling. She is a native of Maryland and earned her Bachelors in Biology and Neuroscience from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She then went on to complete her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Philadelphia University and shortly thereafter was commissioned into the United States Navy. She served as the primary medical provider for a Marine Corps unit as well as in the Family Medicine Clinic at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. She was living in Encinitas, of San Diego county prior to moving to eastern North Carolina in the fall of 2016.


Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies – Philadelphia University, PA
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Neuroscience – St. Mary’s College of Maryland, MD