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Rhonda Davis, APRN, CNP
Rhonda H. Davis, APRN, CNP, came to The Pearl Clinic in 2014, with 25 years of practical clinical experience in nursing and dietetics. Rhonda received her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Bowling Green State University in 1988. A few years later, she was accepted to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and obtained her BS in Nursing in 1992. Rhonda worked as a Registered Nurse in a Medical-Surgical Unit at Church Hospital in Baltimore, MD; the Intensive Care Unit at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD; the Emergency Room at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE; and the Beebe Walk-In Care Center in Millville, DE. In 2001 she returned to the nutrition field as a Consulting Dietician specializing in the unique needs of geriatric clients in nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers. As the owner of Twilight Nutritional Consultants LLC, Rhonda’s dual qualifications as both a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietician enabled her to efficiently and effectively manage the nutritional needs of her clients. In 2014, Rhonda completed the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program through Wilmington University. She currently works as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at The Pearl Clinic in Millsboro, DE.
Katie Berna, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Ms. Berna is a doctorally prepared Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in health care. Katie enjoys working in primary care because she feels passionate about helping others to be at their best through teaching patients how to prevent chronic illness and how to improve overall health. Katie has additional experience working in obesity management and in adolescent health. She is a member of the Obesity Management Association (OMA) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Katie is accepting new patients at the Pearl Clinic from adolescence through geriatrics.
Sherin Ibrahim Howett, DO
As the founder of The Pearl Clinic, it's my mission to provide the community with excellent primary and sub-specialty health care in a personalized fashion. I strive to create an environment where you, as a patient, will feel valued, respected and appreciated. You can always expect honesty, integrity and dedication from me and my staff to ensure that your health and needs are addressed. I am committed to actively listening to your concerns and offering the most appropriate medical advice and encouraging you to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett's Professional Path
I started my journey into medicine after high school by attending a 7-year accelerated program and graduating from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) in 2003. As an Osteopath, I believe in the philosophy that focuses on the body as a whole, instead of individual unrelated parts. Taking the road less traveled, I decided to complete an Osteopathic Rotating Internship at St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in Manhattan. In a hospital without residents, I learned to be efficient with my time, delegate authority and deal with the stress of being solely responsible for another's life. From there, I went on to do an Internal Medicine Residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in NJ. My time in residency gave me the opportunity to learn evidence based medical practice, look at long-term goals of my patients and expand my fund of knowledge. I was also fortunate enough to have worked with Dr. Marc Benton, who introduced me to the field of Sleep Medicine. With his encouragement, I applied and successfully completed my Sleep Medicine Fellowship training at Clinilabs, Inc. in Manhattan in 2008. I just completed a 2-year surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan this past June 2010. The ICU allowed me to be meticulous about details, manage chaos and address end of life issues with patients and families.