A Caring Staff

Front Office Staff

Jessica Brown Front Office Receptionist

I am a native of Rabun County and I would not have it any other way. Rabun is my home. My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We have been together for five years this September. We have two beautiful children together; a three year old daughter named Madison, and we have recently added our second child in January 2014, a son named Hunter.

On my days off I enjoy my time with my family and friends. I am very thankful for the family the Lord has blessed me with. You could have all the money in the world but if you have a loving, caring, and supportive family, then you are considered a very rich person. I am a very down to earth, Southern-raised young lady, and I enjoy doing all the things that Southern ladies like to do. I enjoy my slow country nights.

I am currently attending classes at North Georgia Technical College to pursue a career in the Medical Assisting field. I enjoy the medical setting and love helping others. I am currently working at Mountain Medical Specialties as the front office receptionist. I enjoy working with staff and both Dr. Flick and Dr. Frederickson. I also enjoy greeting and getting to know patients as they come for their visits here at the office. We are a warm, welcoming doctor's office full of understanding and caring staff members. I hope you enjoy your visit with us.

Karen StewartKaren Stewart Scheduling/Medical Records

My husband and I moved from our Walton County horse farm to the beautiful mountains, downsizing as our three wonderful boys were fully grown and starting their own lives. We have always vacationed here in Rabun County and were thrilled when we found a place that allowed us to move our menagerie of animals here. We have a couple of trail horses, donkeys, chickens, dogs, cats, and two talking parrots here with us.

My passions are my horses and have been since I was six. I no longer raise or show my horses, I just enjoy the wonderful scenery on horseback, and my quiet time in the barn with them. I also enjoy gardening, from flowers of all kinds to raising our vegetables and putting them up for those cold winter days. I enjoy cooking for family and friends, I am always trying new dishes and herbs.

I am finally a grandmother to a wonderful little girl named Kate, she is the daughter of our middle son and his lovely wife, and who is expecting our second grandchild in June 2014, so we are very excited.

My other outside sport I enjoy is fishing. I can even bait, catch, clean, cook, and I love to cook what I catch. I have many fond memories of fishing with my grandfather and mother, who like me, loved to fish.

I have about five and a half years in the medical field. I love working for Dr. Flick, he is a very caring and passionate doctor. This office is one big happy family that love each other and love caring for our patients.

Back Office Staff

Cheryl Harkins Administrative Assistant, Purchasing

I am proud to say that I have been a Rabun County native for thirty-five years. I love everything our area has to offer, especially the beautiful and peaceful mountain landscape. My family is my pride and joy. I have four amazing children and a loving husband of seventeen years. I enjoy baking, gardening, and spending time with my family.

I worked in the medical billing field several years ago for Dr. Kathy Easterling for about two years before I decided to continue my education. I successfully obtained my B.S. degree and worked in Education for nine years. I am passionate about teaching and caring for people. I returned to the medical field once again at Mountain Medical Specialties in September 2013 as an administrative assistant. I get to perform a variety of tasks, including purchasing, accounting, and medical billing. We all work here as a team and patient care is always a top priority. It is a pleasure to work for two wonderful, caring, and brilliant physicians, Dr. Flick and Dr. Frederickson.

 

Diane McCallister Accounting/Admin Assistant

I am a lifelong resident of Rabun County. I still live in the Warwoman community where I grew up with my sister and four brothers. I have a lot of precious childhood memories, especially the picnics in the park at the Smokey Mountains.

Family is the most important thing in my life. I am married with 3 grown daughters, a step-son and seven beautiful grandchildren. I love gardening with my husband and spending time with my family.

My career in healthcare begun in 1986 when I became employed by Dr. Richard Turner at Woodridge Hospital. During that time I continued my education at Truett McConnell College along with courses related to healthcare financial management. I became a member of HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association and later achieved my goal in 1997 to become a CHFP (Certified Healthcare Financial Professional) specializing in patient financial services. While working as a healthcare consultant I took a position with Dr. Kathy Easterling as she began her family practice her in Clayton.

I have had the opportunity to work with many physicians over the years. I specialize in physician credentialing, practice management, patient billing and coding. I am a current member of AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders).

I have been employed with Dr. Flick at Mountain Medical Specialties since June 2013 and really enjoying working here. I love the friendly atmosphere with both the patients and all the staff. I feel we all work as a team to make sure the patients get the care they need.

Sherry Watkins Office Assistant

I am a proud native of Rabun County. I have been married to my loving husband Dale for 16 years. My father died in January 2014 from a stroke. I enjoy taking care of my mother and pray for guidance in helping her with her health issues and daily struggles. I also have 3 sisters and 3 brothers. I have many nieces and nephews but no children of my own.

My husband and I have a fifth wheel camper. We love to travel seeing different parts of the US including all beaches. My goal next is to visit the Grand Canyon. I have been to Niagara Falls and Cancun, Mexico, where I climbed up a pyramid. I love seeing the natural wonders of the world and all things God created especially butterflies and hummingbirds. I enjoy watching and attending Nascar races and GA Bulldog football games and concerts.

I worked in manufacturing until 2006 when Fruit of the Loom closed. I then attended North GA Technical College for Medical Receptionist. I was on the President's List. I worked at Mountain Lakes Medical Center for 7 years in the ER registration and in Medical Records.

I received a warm welcome to become a member of this family in October 2014 as an Office Assistant for claims and billing. Dr. Flick and Dr. Frederickson really take the time to listen, understand the patients' needs and provide great care with the help of all team members. I recently felt warmth of this family when I became sick. Dr. Flick and team members took great care of me. This family atmosphere will put your mind at rest and take care of you physically. I know that recently a nurse found out that our patient did not have wood for heat and she was calling someone at 7:30 a.m. to get him some even at her own expense if need be. She was making sure that he was taken care of and it made me very proud to work here.

Dr. Flick Staff

Debbie Watkins Medical Scribe for Dr. Flick

I was born and raised in Rabun County and grew up in a small community known as Tate City, which is actually in Towns County but you must go about seven miles on a single lane, dead end, dirt road that starts in Rabun and ends in Towns County. I am one of nine children. I am married and have two grown children of my own. I enjoy spending time with my animals, which consist of a Yorkie named Bentley and a miniature donkey named Jack. I also enjoy mowing the grass, deer hunting, fishing, camping, taking the pontoon to the lake, spending time with my family and friends and listening to frogs holler at night.

I consider myself to be a people person that likes to laugh and try to make others laugh. I enjoy helping others and hope that I can make a difference in someone's life.

I have worked in the medical field for about fifteen years. I started in the local hospital and worked there for several years and was then discovered by Dr. Kathy Easterling and worked at her facility which was known as Rabun Medical Center. I started as a receptionist then got a lot of on-the-job training which consists of Medical Assisting. I also did phlebotomy, which I enjoyed.

It's nice working in an office that has a caring physician and an awesome staff that he treats as his own family. I am hoping for this to be my last career move and at the end of every day I hope someone leaves with a smile on their face or a good feeling in their heart because one of us at Mountain Medical Specialties made a difference.

Sherry Watkins Office Assistant

I am a proud native of Rabun County. I have been married to my loving husband Dale for 16 years. My father died in January 2014 from a stroke. I enjoy taking care of my mother and pray for guidance in helping her with her health issues and daily struggles. I also have 3 sisters and 3 brothers. I have many nieces and nephews but no children of my own.

My husband and I have a fifth wheel camper. We love to travel seeing different parts of the US including all beaches. My goal next is to visit the Grand Canyon. I have been to Niagara Falls and Cancun, Mexico, where I climbed up a pyramid. I love seeing the natural wonders of the world and all things God created especially butterflies and hummingbirds. I enjoy watching and attending Nascar races and GA Bulldog football games and concerts.

I worked in manufacturing until 2006 when Fruit of the Loom closed. I then attended North GA Technical College for Medical Receptionist. I was on the President's List. I worked at Mountain Lakes Medical Center for 7 years in the ER registration and in Medical Records.

I received a warm welcome to become a member of this family in October 2014 as an Office Assistant for claims and billing. Dr. Flick and Dr. Frederickson really take the time to listen, understand the patients' needs and provide great care with the help of all team members. I recently felt warmth of this family when I became sick. Dr. Flick and team members took great care of me. This family atmosphere will put your mind at rest and take care of you physically. I know that recently a nurse found out that our patient did not have wood for heat and she was calling someone at 7:30 a.m. to get him some even at her own expense if need be. She was making sure that he was taken care of and it made me very proud to work here.

Dr. Frederickson Staff

Makinzy Long Medical Assistant 

My husband and I were both born and raised in this beautiful county. We have been together for almost four years now. We recently got married on April 26, 2014. We will begin our lives together in Rabun County where we will begin a family of our own in the future. We have three dogs and a cat that we consider as our children at the moment.

My passion is helping children out in the community. My husband and I have both started preparing to get approved for foster parenting to help the county kids live the life they deserve. I have been raised with horses and farm animals which is a big thing to my family. We trail ride and just have fun having each other's company. I also love hanging out at the lake with my friends and family. I am all about family and that is what comes first in my life.

I have a pretty big family, three sisters and one brother ranging from three days old to seventeen. I have three sets of grandparents and one set of great grandparents. My mother is my best friend and my step dad and dad are my rock.

I have been in the medical field for a year and a half now. I have loved every single minute of it. I have learned so much since beginning my journey that school does not even touch. I love all my patients and treat them just like a family member. I love to have a good time when patients come in and love to see smiling faces from my patients.

Wellness PEMF Staff

Arthur CataldoArthur Cataldo  Frequency Therapist

Arthur Cataldo, ABD, LMBT, has been a Missouri-licensed clinical psychologist, is a certified hypnotherapist, a professional member of the Association for Past Life Research and Therapies, a North Carolina and Georgia-licensed massage and bodywork therapist, and has been nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork. He is also a teacher and practitioner of hands-on healing, a Traditional Reiki Master Teacher, a Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, and the discoverer and Master Teacher of the Amanohuna System of Energy Healing. Arthur directed the Center for Transformation on Sanibel Island, Florida where he taught intuitive development. He has presented seminars internationally, and has practiced and taught past life therapy and healing for over 30 years.

As a psychologist, I became acutely aware of the interdependence of the mind and body.  One can’t heal one without addressing the other.  My focus has shifted more and more to healing the body first to provide a solid foundation for emotional and spiritual development.  While working with hands-on modalities I also used my voice to tone or sing whatever sounds felt appropriate for that client at that time.  I was amazed how the body responds to sound and specific frequencies.  That was my introduction to specific frequency healing.  My training with Dr Carolyn McMakin in Frequency Specific Microcurrent deepened my understanding and appreciation for frequency healing.  I now get to see amazing results every day in our clinic with pulsed magnetic frequencies, pulsed plasma and pulsed light.

 

Marcus Cutrone Frequency Therapist, Certified Natural Health Consultant

Marcus Cutrone has been involved in fitness for the past 30 years. He has a Personal Trainer Certification from the nationally acclaimed - International Sports Science Association. Marcus is also a Certified Natural Health Consultant for MMS, as well as a Yoga-fit Yoga instructor at Your Time Fitness.

In the past 18 months, Marcus has administered over 1000 Frequency Specific Microcurrent treatments. Medication is not the answer. The new medicine will be the non-evasive Pulsed Magnetic Frequency treatments and devices available at Mountain Medical Specialties for pain and stress management. The frequency treatments seem to support issues from Acme to Wounds and anything in between. This is a very exciting endeavor for us to help people heal themselves.

Marcus has lived in Clayton since 2007. He’s married to Sylvia Cutrone, one of the top massage therapists in Rabun County.

Christy Shelton LPN

I attended nursing school at North Georgia Technical College and graduated with my LPN in 1989. I knew early on that my purpose in life was to help people in need. I came to work at Mountain Medical Specialties with Dr. Frederickson in early January 2016. The doctors and staff here are amazing! We love our patients and we love working together! Dr. Frederickson and Dr. Flick truly care for their patients and spend time listening and caring for the​m.​

I am a lifelong resident of Rabun County and love the beautiful mountains and waterfalls that surround me. One of my favorite pass​ ​times is hiking to hidden waterfalls in the area.

I married my husband David in 1989. He has an antique furniture restoration and refinishing business at our home. I love to see old pieces of furniture restored back to life by his hands. We have two amazing children. Valerie is 23 and is working towards growing her new photography business after graduating in commercial photography at North Georgia Technical College in 2013 and Jake is 21 and is a full time college student pursuing a bachelors degree in business marketing.

Andrew Hadley Web Design & IT Support

I grew up in the small town of Fairburn, GA, on the outskirts of Atlanta. I graduated from Creekside Highschool class of 2000. After highschool, I studied towards a B.A. at Georgia State University. I worked several years for UPS Teleservices performing technical support for their Worldship customers. While there I got my A+ certification from Comptia and studied for the Network+ and Security+ certifications. Currently, I am developing and maintaining websites using Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress. In addition, I am providing email support, video editing using Camtasia, and various other IT related jobs as needed.