Tonia Whitley Gray, FNP-C, a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with Destiny Total Healthcare, PLLC

Get to know Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Tonia Whitley Gray, who serves patients in Burgaw, North Carolina.

Tonia is a certified family nurse practitioner at Destiny Total Healthcare, PLLC. Practicing family medicine, she enjoys the difference she makes in the community and would not have changed her path for anything in the world.

Her goals are to truly serve the community, to not turn anyone away due to their ability to pay, and to educate people about living healthy lives. Education is a part of her business plan, too. She recently started — and is a participant in —a weight management clinic that incorporates a group walk.

Destiny Total Healthcare, PLLC is an independent primary care office located near Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw, North Carolina. It is a small office with one provider, who strives on treating all patients like family. 

Enjoying helping others, Tonia chose a career in nursing because she felt it was the most optimal way to do that. Graduating with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2001, she went on to obtain both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and her Master of Science in Nursing Education  from University of Phoenix.  She then continued and pursued a Post-Master’s degree (Family Nurse Practitioner Program) from the South University Online Program in 2020.

Beginning as a CNA, she became a LPN, ADN, BSN, MSN-Ed, and now works as a FNP. She has worked in the emergency department for the last 20 years with the later 16 years being a travel nurse. She traveled to California, New Mexico, Maryland, and Virginia and has worked many places in North Carolina before opening her own private practice in Burgaw.

Motivated at the start of each day by her patients, Tonia recognizes that they are all so appreciative of everything she does for them. She attributes her success to her mother and father who were always supportive in anything she chose to do. 

In order to stay up to date in her field, she remains an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

A Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) is an advanced practice registered nurse who holds certification and works autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, to deliver family-focused care. Given the rather broad nature of the “family” patient population focus, FNPs offer a wide range of healthcare services that revolve around the family unit; from health promotion and disease prevention to direct care and counseling across the lifespan.

On a more personal note, Tonia was born in Queens, New York. Her favorite place to vacation is in Jamaica. 

Learn More about Tonia Whitley Gray:

Through her online profile, or through Destiny Total Healthcare, PLLC, 

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