Meet Our Team

Dr. Brian R. Forrest, M.D.

Dr. Forrest is the Medical Director and Founder of Access Healthcare. Originally from Wake County, he attended UNC Chapel Hill for medical school and specialized in family and community medicine in the residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem where he also completed his internship. He currently serves as Board Chair of the NC Academy of Family Physicians representing over 3200 physicians in NC. His special interests include management of Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cholesterol. Dr. Forrest completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship in Diabetes and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Public Health while At UNC Chapel Hill. He is dedicated to treating patients as whole persons and is sensitive to the importance of mental and spiritual aspects of patients’ overall well being. He has been named the “Best Doctor in the Triangle” by the Independent Weekly newspaper.  He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified-Clinical Hypertension Specialist. “What I try to do with patients is to prevent strokes and heart attacks, which are two of the most important things to accomplish in preventive cardiovascular medicine.” Dr. Forrest is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Heather Mullens

Dr. Mullens is a native of West Virginia, where she graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mullens completed her internship and residency at the Duke/Southern Regional AHEC Family Medicine Residency Program in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Mullens did locum tenens work for Healthcare Partners before joining Access Healthcare. She works most weekends when she is not taking care of her three children. Dr. Mullens has special interests in dermatology, pediatrics, and women’s health. She is currently accepting new patients. She has availability some weekdays mornings and weekends when not taking care of her 3 children.

Dr. Keely Godwin

Dr. Godwin is a native of Montana and received her B.A. in history from Montana State University. She attended the University of Washington, where she received her medical degree. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Tennessee Family Practice Center and Jackson Madison County Hospital in Jackson, TN. In her career, she has participated in the full spectrum of family medicine and continues to be interested in the care of infants, children, teens, as well as adults. She has significant experience with chronic pain patients. She is committed to treating the whole person, and recognizes the connection between families, communities and individual health. When she’s not treating patients, she enjoys knitting and crafting with her young daughter, traveling and enjoying Durham, where she lives with her family. She is currently accepting new patients.

Shelley Kittrell, M.P.A

Shelley has received degrees from UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University with her concentration in financial management and extensive experience in health care administration, contracting, and Medicaid managed care. She is responsible for payroll and accounting operations. She also is a certified instructor in CPR, First Aid, and OSHA bloodborne pathogens.

Susan Bavisotto

Susan has an Associate Degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources and has also had extensive experience in various front office positions. Another native of the area, having lived in Wake County her entire life, she is responsible for patient check-in, answering our phones and assisting with clinical responsibilities. Susan will be the live person you initially talk to every time you call our office and will be able to answer most non-health related questions you have. She has been a part of the Access Healthcare team for over 15 years.

Whitney Kirkman

Whitney is originally from Lexington, NC but currently lives in Siler City. She came to our office as a student for phlebotomy and did her clinical here. After she graduated and became certified we hired her on as phlebotomist and medical assistant. She is the one you will most likely speak with when you call or come into the office. She is responsible for the majority of the clinical responsibilities and can answer most non-health related questions. She loves spending time with her two beautiful children and loving husband.