Wake Emergency Physicians, PA (WEPPA) is an independent, democratic group comprised of over 200 Emergency Medicine specialists. Our providers include over 112 physicians who are either Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine. Of those providers, 9 physicians are sub-specialty boarded in Pediatric Emergency Medicine or dually boarded in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. WEPPA also employs over 88 Advanced Practice Providers (APP’s) who are experienced in Emergency Medicine. WEPPA’s daily operations are managed by a full staff of administrative personnel.
In 2019, WEPPA physicians and APP’s treated over 376,500 patients in the Emergency Departments we staff. This includes caring for 41,270 kids in the Children’s Emergency Department at WakeMed Raleigh.
WEPPA provides emergency medical services throughout the WakeMed Health and Hospital system. There are 7 Emergency Departments within the WakeMed system, including the Raleigh Campus, Children’s Emergency Department (CED), Cary Hospital, North Family Health & Woman’s Hospital, Apex Healthplex, Brier Creek Healthplex and Garner Healthplex. The Emergency Department at WakeMed’s Raleigh Campus is a Level I Trauma Center, a Certified Chest Pain Center, and a Stroke Center. The Raleigh Campus also houses North Carolina’s first autonomous Children’s Emergency Department. In July 2005 WEPPA, in conjunction with WakeMed, opened the state’s first stand-alone Emergency Department at WakeMed North Healthplex in Raleigh, NC. This facility recently became known as, WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital. In February 2008, WEPPA began staffing the region’s second stand-alone Emergency Department at WakeMed Apex Healthplex in Apex, NC. WEPPA expanded outside Wake County in October 2009, by joining forces with Johnston Health. This facility recently became Johnston UNC Health Care/Clayton, and was the third stand-alone Emergency Department in the area. In March 2013, WEPPA began providing services at the Granville Health System in Oxford, NC. In 2019, WEPPA expanded staffing to Johnston UNC Healthcare/Smithfield and to Nash UNC Health Care.
In 2019, WEPPA physicians and APP’s treated over 376,500 patients. This includes caring for 41,270 kids, who were treated in the Children’s Emergency Department on WakeMed’s Raleigh Campus. In addition to patient care, Wake Emergency Physicians, PA is involved with training new healthcare providers throughout their education, residency, and fellowship. In conjunction with the University of North Carolina’s Department of Emergency Medicine, WEPPA shares equal responsibility for providing didactic and clinical teaching for UNC’s Emergency Medicine Residency program. WEPPA, along with UNC and WakeMed, founded the UNC Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program in 2008. Clinically, this program is based almost exclusively from within the WakeMed system. WEPPA provides the program with administrative leadership, and the position of Fellowship Director is held by a WEPPA physician.
Throughout the WakeMed system, WEPPA physicians provide clinical support in emergency medicine for medical students from UNC and other local universities. WakeMed recently became a primary clinical site, with WEPPA providers serving as instructors for APP students from both Campbell University and Wake Forest University.
WEPPA is proud of the exceptional care delivered to their patients each day. Building professional relationships with WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Johnston UNC Health Care Clayton, Johnston UNC Healthcare Smithfield, Nash UNC Health Care and Granville Health System has enabled WEPPA providers the opportunity to practice in outstanding Emergency Departments, while enhancing their ability to deliver unsurpassed emergency care. Working with local universities, gives WEPPA providers the privilege of training new physicians and APP’s in fields of Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The unique integration of clinical and educational components, makes WEPPA an exciting place to practice medicine.