Meet Our Team

Highly Trained Providers

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George Loukatos, MD


Staff Physician

Dr. Loukatos has spent the past 18 years working in and managing emergency departments, and has the knowledge and experience necessary to take care of any condition that walks through the door.

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George Loukatos, MD

George Loukatos, MD

Dr. Loukatos has spent the past 18 years working in and managing emergency departments, and has the knowledge and experience necessary to take care of any condition that walks through the door. 

His years of experience have taught him that most patients who end up in the ER can be cared for in the Urgent Care setting, at a fraction of the cost and in a more comfortable environment. It is this experience that sparked the vision for AlphaCare. Dr Loukatos is committed to offering a new option to patients of the Gulf Coast by providing the best possible care in an environment that is fast, friendly, and cost-efficient.

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Kelsey Dutton, FNP


Staff Provider

Kelsey joined AlphaCare in 2023 when we opened our Spanish Fort Alabama location.  She has many years of experience in the Emergency Department, Orthopedics, and Cardiology, as well as General and Industrial Medicine. 

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Shannon Whittington, FNP

Kelsey Dutton, FNP

Kelsey joined AlphaCare in 2023 when we opened our Spanish Fort Alabama location.  She has many years of experience in the Emergency Department, Orthopedics, and Cardiology, as well as General and Industrial Medicine.  She received her nursing degree at the University of South Alabama before going on to obtain her advanced practice degree at the University of Mobile. 

 

Kelsey draws on her extensive background to provide high quality care at both of our Alabama locations, but can primarily be found working at our Spanish Fort Eastern Shore Centre clinic.

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Ashley Guy, PA-C


Staff Provider

A native of Fairhope for the past 30 years, Ashley began her career as a Physician Assistant when she graduated from the University of Southern Alabama’s PA program 23 years ago.

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Ashley Guy, PA-C

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Ashley Guy, PA-C

A native of Fairhope for the past 30 years, Ashley began her career as a Physician Assistant when she graduated from the University of Southern Alabama’s PA program 23 years ago.

 Her practice history includes over a decade in the emergency department as well as several years of orthopedics, cardiology, urology, and dermatology.  

Her vast experience serves as the foundation for the exceptional care she provides as a full-time provider at our Fairhope and Spanish Fort locations.  

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Susan Jakoboski, FNP


Staff Provider

Susan has been practicing in local Emergency Departments for almost 20 years, and brings with her over 7 years of Advanced Practice ER experience. 

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Shannon Whittington, FNP

Susan Jakoboski, FNP

Susan has been practicing in local Emergency Departments for almost 20 years, and brings with her over 7 years of Advanced Practice ER experience.  She obtained her nursing degree from the University of South Alabama and then went on to Troy University to obtain her Advanced Practice degree.  

A life-long native of the Mobile area, Susan draws on her many years of experience to provide the best possible care to her patients at AlphaCare Spanish Fort, where she primarily practices. 

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Jessie Lindsey, FNP


Staff Provider

Jessie joined the AlphaCare team in 2019 when she and her family moved back home to Ocean Springs. She brings with her experience in Urgent Care, Family Medicine, and Cardiology. 

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Jessie Lindsey, FNP

Jessie Lindsey, FNP

Jessie joined the AlphaCare team in 2019 when she and her family moved back home to Ocean Springs. She brings with her experience in Urgent Care, Family Medicine, and Cardiology. 

She is known for her thorough attention to detail and her warm personality, and can be found practicing on a part-time basis at any of our three Mississippi locations.

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Michael Liljegren, PA-C


Staff Provider

Before transitioning to a career in medicine, Michael received his bachelor’s degree at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served our country as a highly decorated lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Michael Liljegren, PA-C

Shannon Whittington, FNP

Michael Liljegren, PA-C

Before transitioning to a career in medicine, Michael received his bachelor’s degree at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served our country as a highly decorated lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard.

He then worked as a paramedic and emergency room technician before attending Physician Assistant school at the University of South Alabama. 

For the past 6 years, Michael has worked in various emergency departments and urgent care centers before joining the AlphaCare team in 2023.  You will find Michael working at both our Fairhope and Spanish Fort locations.

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Melissa Moore, FNP


Staff Provider

Melissa brings over a decade of experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner to her patients at AlphaCare.  Prior to joining AlphaCare in 2022, Melissa worked in the urgent care setting as well as in the occupatinal health and primary care space. 

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Michael Liljegren, PA-C

Shannon Whittington, FNP

Melissa Moore, FNP

Melissa brings over a decade of experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner to her patients at AlphaCare.  Prior to joining AlphaCare in 2022, Melissa worked in the urgent care setting as well as in the occupatinal health and primary care space.

She prides herself on providing empathetic, quality healthcare with a focus on patient assessment and education.  Melissa works at all of our Mississippi locations but practices primarily at AlphaCare Urgent Care Biloxi.

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Michele McLeod, FNP


Staff Provider

Michele McLeod has over 30 years of clinical experience. She has served as the lead provider and assistant medical director for a large Urgent Care network, as well as owning and operating her own medical practice.

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Michele McLeod, FNP

Michele McLeod, FNP

Michele McLeod has over 30 years of clinical experience, which includes a background in critical care nursing prior to her career as a nurse practitioner. She has served as the lead provider and assistant medical director for a large Urgent Care network, as well as owning and operating her own medical practice. 

Her areas of expertise include occupational health, women's health, dermatology and wound repair, and health maintenance and wellness. McLeod draws upon this experience to provide complete and compassionate care to her patients at AlphaCare.

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Truong Nguyen


Staff Provider

Truong Nguyen has been practicing in local emergency departments for many years. His experience assures our patients that they are receiving the most competent and compassionate care available.

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Truong Nguyen

Truong Nguyen

Truong Nguyen has been practicing in local emergency departments for many years, first as a staff and charge RN, and then as a Nurse Practitioner. 

His expansive experience in the Emergency Room assures our AlphaCare patients that they are receiving the most competent and compassionate care available. Truong still practices full-time emergency medicine and works part-time at all three AlphaCare locations.

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Lauren Niemeyer, FNP


Staff Provider

Lauren obtained her Advanced Practice degree from the University of South Alabama in 2011.  Since then, she has practiced in Urgent Care, Cardiology, and Aesthetics.  

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Shannon Whittington, FNP

Lauren Niemeyer, FNP

Lauren obtained her Advanced Practice degree from the University of South Alabama in 2011.  Since then, she has practiced in Urgent Care, Cardiology, and Aesthetics.  

Lauren joined the AlphaCare team in 2023 with the addition of our new Alabama locations.  A lifelong native of Fairhope, Lauren takes special pride in caring for the community that she grew up in.

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Nathan Payne, FNP


Staff Provider

Nathan began his career in acute care an emergency department nurse, where he practiced for over 15 years before deciding to pursue his practitioner degree.

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Shannon Whittington, FNP

Nathan Payne, FNP

Nathan began his career in acute care an emergency department nurse, where he practiced for over 15 years before deciding to pursue his practitioner degree.

He graduated from the University of South Mississippi in 2014 and has been practicing as an emergency department, family practice, and hospitalist practitioner since.  Nathan can be found splitting his time between all three Mississippi locations and has quickly become an integral part of the AlphaCare Team.

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Lindsey Parker, FNP


Staff Provider

Lindsey brings her years of experience as both an ER nurse and an ER Nurse Practitioner to AlphaCare. This ER experience is the foundation that allows her to handle her urgent care cases with a high level of expertise.

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Lindsey Parker, FNP

Lindsey Parker, FNP

Lindsey brings her years of experience as both an ER nurse and an ER Nurse Practitioner to AlphaCare. This ER experience is the foundation of the broad knowledge base that allows her to handle her urgent care cases with a high level of expertise.

A long term resident of Ocean Springs, Lindsey enjoys taking care of her neighbors at our Ocean Springs location. She also serves as the Provider Performance Improvement Specialist for AlphaCare and helps ensure that all providers deliver the best possible care to our patients

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Amanda Scorsone - FNP


Staff Provider

Amanda received her Master of Science from Colorado State University after serving in the United States Navy. She joined AlphaCare in November of 2021 and has quickly become a favorite of our patients.

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Amanda Scorsone - FNP

Amanda Scorsone - FNP

Amanda received her Master of Science from Colorado State University after serving in the United States Navy. She spent several years caring for our active duty military, their families, and veterans.

She also independently ran a State Health Department clinic and was the chief operator at a COVID-19 testing site. She joined AlphaCare in November of 2021 and has quickly become a favorite of our patients.

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Lee Stork, PA-C


Staff Provider

With over 17 years of experience as a Physician Assistant, Lee brings a vast knowledge base and honed skills to his practice at AlphaCare. Lee began his medical career in the United States Air Force.

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Lee Stork, PA-C

Lee Stork, PA-C

With over 17 years of experience as a Physician Assistant, Lee brings a vast knowledge base and honed skills to his practice at AlphaCare. Lee began his medical career in the United States Air Force, where he built his career while also serving our country. 

Over the years he has worked in multiple emergency departments as well as for a large orthopedic group. He continues to practice in the ER and also continues to serve our nation in the Mississippi Army National Guard.

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 Shannon Seals, FNP


Staff Provider

Shannon started her patient care career as an emergency department and critical care nurse. She went on to obtain her advanced provider degree in 2010, and has been practicing in the emergency department and urgent care setting since. 

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Shannon Whittington, FNP

 Shannon Seals, FNP

Shannon started her patient care career as an emergency department and critical care nurse. She went on to obtain her advanced provider degree in 2010, and has been practicing in the emergency department and urgent care setting since. 

She draws upon this extensive experience to provide top quality, efficient, and compassionate care to her patients at AlphaCare.