Medical Staff

Roy "Skip" Parker, PA-C, DFAAPA

Roy "Skip" Parker is a Board Certified Registered Physician Assistant with 43 years of direct patient care experience.  Skip graduated from the Albany-Hudson Valley Physician Assistant Program in 1975. His residency was performed in 1982 with the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Emergency Residency Program.  Skip obtained Board Certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 1980.  In 1993, he returned to the Chicago Medical School at Finch University and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree through the Physician Assistant Program. Skip Parker is recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  Other professional memberships include the Society of Emergency Physician Assistants, the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, and the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants.

Sussete Valdueza, APRN, FNP-BC

Sussete Valdueza is a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  Sussete graduated in 2015 with a Master of Science in Nursing from Barry University.  Sussete is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and holds the credential of Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC) awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dana Whaley, APRN, FNP-BC

Dana Whaley began her nursing career in 1993 when she was awarded her Associate's Degree in Nursing at Gulf Coast Community College.  In 1995, she was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Florida State University, followed by her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in December of 2005.  In 2006, Dana was awarded the credential of Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Betty Kelly Fugate, APRN, FNP-BC

Betty Kelly Fugate is a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  Betty received her BSN from Kentucky State University and her MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Frontier Nursing University. Betty is certified in Family Medicine by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  She served as the nurse consultant for the Kentucky Department of Public Health in the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention program and has a special interest in Women's Health.

Mary Sue Moore, DNP, FNP-C

Mary Sue Moore is a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. She began her nursing career as a Registered Nurse in 1999.  In 2012, she was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) by the University of South Alabama. In 2015, Mary Sue received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and subsequently became certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Mary Sue received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2018.

Stan Whittaker, APRN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner Stan Whittaker is the newest addition to the medical staff at Weems Medical Center East in Carrabelle. Mr. Whittaker has a total of 40 years of experience in the medical field. Whittaker has previous nursing experience at the Calhoun Liberty Hospital, Bay Walk In Clinic and at the Jackson Hospital in Marianna. Additionally, he currently serves as president of the Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners. Whittaker will work part-time with existing Nurse Practitioner Dana Whaley at the Weems Medical Center East location in Carrabelle and possibly in Apalachicola in the future. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 am - 4:30pm for scheduled appointments and walk-ins (closed Noon - 1pm), Saturday from 8am to Noon. Bloodwork and lab draw services are available from 7:30 am- 11:30 am Monday through Friday.

David Newton, MD

David Newton, MD, a family medicine physician with a background in rural medical care, leads the outpatient primary care practice at Weems Memorial Hospital through a cooperative agreement with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Newton is overseeing care at both the Apalachicola and Carrabelle clinics of Weems Memorial Hospital. Previous to Weems, Dr. Newton provided rural medicine care in Ennis, Montana and served as the Ambulance Medical Director, Vice Medical Director and Trauma Director at the local hospital. Dr. Newton, his wife Danielle and their two boys, Henry and Haynes live in Apalachicola.