Welcome to a unique Psychiatric experience

About Down East Psychiatry

Welcome to a unique Psychiatric experience


I have been practicing Psychiatric medication management since 2009 and have decided to open my own practice where we can focus on YOUR well being in the manner that best suits your individual needs, not the needs of insurance companies or giant, "big box" medical groups. I have no staff which means you only deal with me and will never get lost in the chaos of a large practice. 

Most of my practice logistics are handled online, including appointment scheduling and intake forms you may choose to fill out at your leisure before your first appointment. 

Donna Shelton, PA-C


I offer brief counseling and prescription medication management with a focus on emotional and physical wellness. 

I am a 2007 graduate of the Duke University Physician Assistant Program and a 2005 graduate of Elon University with a BA in Psychology. I worked in Radiation Oncology before becoming a Psychiatric PA. 

My areas of experience and interest include General Psychiatry, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Substance Abuse/Dependence and caring for those with serious medical illnesses and for their loved ones.

Join me at the beach or let's meet on the internet!


I cannot wait to see you! Let's meet on a secure website or, we can  hang out in my cozy office. Pull up a chair, put your feet up and relax with a cool drink, or a cup of cocoa, as we embark on your journey to emotional and physical wellness. I'll be there to support you every step of the way with compassion, kindness, and expertise, but without judgement. Let's do this together! 

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Although I am not accepting insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, I am making every effort to keep my fees reasonable. An initial visit and Psychiatric Evaluation is $150; follow up visits are $75. Once we have your treatment regimen established, I will see you every 3-6 months. 


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Down East Psychiatry and Wellness

142 Fairview Dr Ste K, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, US

(252) 675-0193


Wednesdays from 9am to 5pm, or by special appointment. 

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