Meet Our Team at Access Health Radio
Brian R. Forrest,MD- Host/executive Producer
Dr. Forrest is the Medical Director and Founder of Access Healthcare. Originally from Wake County, he attended UNC Chapel Hill for medical school and specialized in family and community medicine in the residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem where he also completed his internship. His special interests include management of Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cholesterol. Dr. Forrest completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship in Diabetes and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Public Health while At UNC Chapel Hill. He is dedicated to treating patients as whole persons and is sensitive to the importance of mental and spiritual aspects of patients’ overall well being. He has been named the “Best Doctor in the Triangle” by the Independent Weekly newspaper. He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified-Clinical Hypertension Specialist. “What I try to do with patients is to prevent strokes and heart attacks, which are two of the most important things to accomplish in preventive cardiovascular medicine.” Dr. Forrest is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill and ECU medical school. http://wptf.com/access-health/
Mike Davis- Producer/Director
Certified Radio Marketing Professional with experience as a host, anchor, reporter and producer. Background includes over 10 years in radio and television along with experience in sports broadcasting, and public address announcing for multiple tracks including NASCAR-sanctioned Southern National Motorsports Park. Proficient in using various editing software such as FinalCut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition and others. Also, competent in using social media platforms, including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Susan Bavisotto-Website/Listener Liaison
Susan has an Associate Degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources and has also had extensive experience in various front office positions. Another native of the area, having lived in Wake County her entire life, she is responsible uploading content to the website and assisting with filtering health questions to Dr.Forrest. . Susan will be the live person you initially talk to every time you call our office and will be able to answer most non-health related questions you have. She has been a part of the Access Healthcare team for 16 years. She enjoys spending time with her 2 sons.
Shelley Kittrell,M.P.A- Content Development
Shelley has received degrees from UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University with her concentration in financial management and extensive experience in health care administration, contracting, and Medicaid managed care. She also is a certified instructor in CPR, First Aid, and OSHA bloodborne pathogens. Shelley assists with website content for the Access Health Radio . Enjoys spending time with her 3 kids and traveling.