What Is Restor Diabetes Center?
About Our Clinic
Restor Diabetes Center focuses primarily on patients with metabolic disorders, such as Type 1, Type 2, prediabetes, and insulin resistance.
Our physician-directed metabolic restoration program provides patient care with individualized care plans. This care plan is to restore, regenerate, and repair the damage caused by metabolic failure.
Restor Diabetes Center understands diagnosing metabolic failure and treating metabolic disorders can be challenging. Our new groundbreaking treatment provides physicians with the right tools to help patients gain their lives back.
The Restor Metabolix Athens Team
Meet Your Practitioners
Meet Your Practitioners
Jerel Harris is a certified Nurse Practitioner with five years’ experience in wound care, vascular disease, cardiac disease, and other chronic medical conditions. Today, Jerel’s primary focus is on diabetic hormone infusions. Over the past two years, he has performed over 2,000 infusions.
Jerel originally attended Macon State College, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Jerel then decided to further his education at Walden University, where he completed his Masters of Science in Nursing degree with a focus on Adult Gerontology Acute Care. He is currently preparing to complete his Doctoral Degree in Nursing.
Chandler Davis is a Registered Dietitian with undergraduate degrees in dietetics and consumer foods from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree from Samford University. Chandler has firsthand experience with diabetes through growing up with a mom with type 1 diabetes. This experience has encouraged Chandler to become a Certified Diabetes Educator that she is actively pursuing at this time. Chandler offers nutrition counseling and nutrition education services.
Lead Office Staff
Samantha Carson, NP
Chief Operating Officer
Samantha (Sam) Carson is excited to take on her new role as the Chief Operating Officer of Restor Metabolix of Asheville. Sam brings a unique combination of over a decade of experience in business and management and six years of experience in medicine.
Prior to entering the medical field, Sam began her career as the Administrative Assistant to the District Manager of Fred’s Department Store chain and ended as the Manager of Charlotte Russe. Sam graduated from Nursing School in 2017 and immediately began working with patients in a DaVita Dialysis center. She then completed her training as a Registered Nurse First Assist and began working with the surgeons of Asheville Orthopedic Associates in 2018. Later that year, Sam began working with Dr. Starr in his Hand Surgery practice. She completed her Master of Science of Nursing degree and continued to work with Dr. Starr as his Nurse Practitioner.
Sam has cared for diabetic patients from the beginning of her nursing career and jumped at the opportunity to help open the first Restor Metabolix clinic in North Carolina. In addition to her duties as the Lead Nurse Practitioner and COO, Sam serves as a consultant to the larger corporate Restor Metabolix. She has been instrumental in developing our Electronic Health Record and is actively working on perfecting the protocols of this novel therapy.
Sam was born and raised in Western North Carolina. Sam enjoys spending time with her husband and their three dogs when not at work. They both enjoy hunting, fishing, taking cruises, and sitting by the fire with a good book.
Lead Clinical Assistant
Jesse Westbrook is thrilled to be the Lead Clinical Medical Assistant at Restor Metabolix. A native of Charleston, SC, Jesse graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 2019 with a degree in Public Health. Her interest in medicine grew from her work as a Student Athletic Trainer for football and tennis teams.
After college, Jesse worked as a Field Service Representative with ACO Medical Supply. In 2020, she began working as the Medical Assist for Dr. Starr at Asheville Orthopedic Associates. During this time, Jesse continued her education, first completing her training as a Clinical Medical Assistant and later as a Phlebotomist. Her passion for the patients was evident from the first day; as a result, she was Sam Carson’s and Dr. Starr’s first choice to lead the Clinical Medical Assistants at Restor Metabolix of Asheville.
Jesse enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs outside of the office. They love to travel across the country and spend time with family and friends.
Don't Take Our Word For It
Type 2 Diabetic - 27 years
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