About Student Health Services

Kennesaw State University’s Student Health Services is operated by WellStar Medical Group. WellStar Medical Group now includes more than 225 locations with over 1000 medical providers representing 30 specialties. The roots of WellStar Medical Group started in 1994, when WellStar Health System launched WellStar Physicians Group with a goal of creating a truly integrated health system where hospital-employed physicians work together with System leaders towards common goals.


 

  • Megan Bowles, MD

    Medical Director, Internal Medicine

    Dr Megan Bowles is a board certified internal medicine.

    Dr. Bowles completed her internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she served as a chief resident her final year. She earned both her Medical Degree and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgetown University.

    Prior to serving as the Medical Director here at KSU Student Health, Dr Bowles enjoyed five years at the Vanderbilt University Student Health Clinic where she developed a true passion for college health. Dr. Bowles enjoys the diversity of the patient population in the campus setting. She is an advocate for campus partnerships to improve overall student health and wellness.

    Dr. Bowles is a member of the American College Health Association and American College of Physicians.

    Dr Bowles is married with three children. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis and cooking. 

    • Omari Hodge, MD

      Family Medicine

      Dr. Omari Hodge is a board certified family medicine physician.

      Dr. Hodge’s residency was in family medicine at Self Regional Hospital in South Carolina. Dr. Hodge earned his Medical Degree at Morehouse School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of West Georgia.

      As a primary care physician, Dr. Hodge deals with a wide array of health issues and concerns. Long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), wound management and mental health are some of the common issues that he manages daily in the clinics. He serves as an attending physician to the many medical students and residents that rotate through the clinic for training.

      Dr. Hodge is a current member of Christian Medical Dental Association and enjoys travelling, mission work and spending time with his wife and four children.

      • Emma Guice

        Nurse Practitioner

        Emma Guice is a board certified family nurse practitioner.

        She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She received her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Kennesaw State University and Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama.

        Prior to joining student health, Emma worked as a critical care staff nurse. In addition to her time in the student health clinic, Emma has served in the WellStar School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor. She enjoys mentoring students and educating future nurses.

        In her free time, she enjoys watching sports, playing tennis, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

        • Jade Lam

          Nurse Practitioner

          Jade Lam is a board certified adult and women’s health nurse practitioner.

          She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Emory University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida.

          Jade is a member of American College Health Association and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is passionate about health promotion, disease prevention, and contraception.

          In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, Zumba, and spending time with family and friends.

          • Caroline O'Donnell

            Nurse Practitioner

            Caroline is a board certified adult nurse practitioner.

            She earned her adult nurse practitioner certificate from Emory University. She received both her Master of Science and Bachelor degrees from the Medical College of Georgia.

            Her practice experience is broad having practiced in a variety of private, public and academic health care settings. She has participated in and been a member of numerous professional organizations throughout her career. Currently, she is a member of the American College of Health Association.

            Her personal interests are varied and include cooking new and unusual foods, going to the symphony, staying physically active, traveling, watching Sci-Fi movies and most of all spending time with her husband, family and friends.

            • Porsche Patil

              Nurse Practitioner

              Porsche is a board certified adult nurse practitioner.

              She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from York College of Pennsylvania.

              She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has a passion for healthcare and working with college students.

              She has a husband and three small children at home. She enjoys cooking Indian food and desserts, exercising, spending time with family and friends, and watching movies.

              • Iliana Vermillion

                Nurse Practitioner

                Iliana is a board certified family nurse practitioner.

                She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Georgia and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State University.

                She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Association and the Sigma Theta Tau Honor’s Society of Nursing. Her graduate thesis, Electronic Cigarettes: A Literature Review was published and appeared in the ADVANCE journal for Nurse Practitioners.

                Iliana lives in Marietta, Georgia. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with family and friends

                 

                 

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                  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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                • Our Services

                  Student Health Services provides comprehensive primary care on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. Our clinical team is comprised of board certified physicians and advanced practice providers.
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                • Locations

                  There are three locations to service you: In Kennesaw we are located at University Village and House 3215 on Campus Loop Road; in Marietta we are located in the Recreation and Wellness Center. Learn More>
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