Our Providers

Connie L. Brooks – Fernandez MD

Connie Brooks-Fernandez, MD MPH is a native or Lumberton, NC. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western Carolina University. She later received her Master of Public Health (MPH) at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Medical Degree at East Carolina School of Medicine. Her Internship and Residency was done at Florida Hospital South in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Brooks-Fernandez has been Board Certified for greater than 15 years. She has worked with various organizations but has been in private practice since 2007 when she founded New Hope Family Practice. She is married to Gabriel Fernandez, MD who is also her business partner and she has 2 daughters. Her interest are Women’s Health, Diabetes, Prevention and minor surgical procedures.

Dr. Brooks-Fernandez is active in her local church and serves on the Board for The Carolina College and Biblical Studies.

Gabriel I. Fernandez MD

Dr. Fernandez received his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe Medical School in Puerto Rico in 1990. He completed his Family Practice Residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994. He has been Board Certified for over 20 years. He has practiced in North Carolina since 1999 and joined New Hope Family Practice in 2011. He enjoys all facets of family medicine and his areas of interest include sports medicine, adolescent and Hispanic health.

Dr. Fernandez is married to Dr. Connie Brooks-Fernandez. He has 2 daughters. He is an active member at Crossview Alliance Church and volunteers regularly with Village Christian Academy and their senior student mission trips.

Chassity Sullivan PA-C

Chasity Sullivan PA-C completed her bachelor’s degree at Appalachian State University and her masters in Physician Assistant studies at Methodist University. She serves as Resident Director at The Friendship House of Fayetteville, an inclusive, faith based living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is also involved with her church serving in community outreach and as a wisdom christology intervention team member.

Kayla Rueblinger PA-C

My name is Kayla Rueblinger. I am a Physician Assistant and graduated from Methodist University with my master’s in Medical Science. I’m originally from New Jersey but moved to Apex, North Carolina in 2006. I went to North Carolina State University in Raleigh where I received my Bachelors of Science in Human Biology with a minor in Psychology. I now call Fayetteville, North Carolina home with my two beagle puppies who love exploring all the great trails and parks that North Carolina has to offer. When I’m not working I also like to work out and am trying to get into running. One day I’m hoping to run a half marathon and full marathon. I hope this tidbit let’s you know a little bit about me and I look forward to learning more about my patients and giving them the care they deserve.