Meet Our Providers
W. Randolph Grigg,
Dr. Grigg and Dr. Sheldon Chase established Psychiatric Associates of NC, P.A. to provide compassionate and professional psychiatric care for our community. Currently, Dr. Grigg is seeing patients for Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) and Second Opinion Consultations. Dr. Grigg is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Grigg was graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He interned at The Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT and returned to Chapel Hill for his psychiatric residency. He also was graduated from the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Institute as a psychoanalyst. Dr. Grigg considers that his greatest education has come from his patients.
Dr. Megan Webster hails from Rhode Island, and her undergraduate training was in Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After college, she taught science in Houston, Texas with the Teach For America program and then attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Webster practices general Adult Psychiatry and offers medication management.
Andrew R. Newberg,
Dr. Andrew Newberg is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He and his wife, who live in Durham, made the Triangle area their home in 2008 when he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined Psychiatric Associates of North Carolina in 2011 and works with patients age 18 years and older. He practices general adult psychiatry with clinical interests that include bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, coping with loss and grief, and dealing with life changes and transitions. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His specialty training includes a psychiatry residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a clinical research fellowship with the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the National Institutes of Health. Getting to know his patients holistically and helping them to feel well and do well are aims for every individual. His personal interests include enjoying the nature and food of North Carolina, sports (baseball, football, basketball), and all types of music.
John Fleming is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. He is originally from North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. John completed a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following graduation he participated in an adult psychiatric fellowship, working primarily with couples and individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. He has experience working in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, and utilizes a variety of clinical approaches, including solution-focused, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theory. Particular interests are in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic, and Obsessive-Compulsive), Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and providing guidance and support through major life phases and transitions (attending college, marriage/divorce issues, perinatal/postpartum issues, raising children, care giving, and end of life issues). John has served as a field instructor for the UNC-School of Social Work.
Erin R. Kendlehart,
Erin Kendlehart Adams, MMS, PA-C was born and raised in Gettysburg, PA. She completed a B.A. at The University of Richmond and her Masters in Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her Physician Assistant degree in 2012 she gained a variety of experience working first in Obstetrics and Gynecology before finding her passion in general psychiatry. In addition to her Master’s Degree as a Physician Assistant, she completed her Health & Wellness Coach certification at Georgetown University in 2017. Her additional training in Integrative health coaching has allowed her to incorporate non-pharmaceutical and holistic approaches to mental health treatment.
She sees a variety of patients including adolescents and adults. She is board certified as a Physician Assistant and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is currently accepting new patients and offers many ways of scheduling appointments including telepsychiatry through video conferencing.
Outside of practicing psychiatry, Erin enjoys spending time with her corgi, traveling, reading, and relaxing at the beach.
Carrie earned undergraduate degrees in English and Spanish from the University of Mississippi before pursuing a career in nursing. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2006, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She worked in Emergency Trauma, ICU, and Psychiatric ER before deciding to pursue her Master’s Degree to become a Nurse Practitioner. While in graduate school, she served as a student provider for several medical missions in Guatemala, where she ultimately returned to research her master’s thesis. As a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Carrie has focused her practice in General Psychiatry since 2012. She enjoys seeing adults, adolescents, and children ages 6 and up.
Dr. Payne graduated from the Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1999 and completed a general adult psychiatry residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2003. This was followed by the Duke/GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Psychopharmacology Research Fellowship in 2004 and the Department of Veterans Affairs Special Fellowship Program in Advanced Psychiatry in 2008. She has worked in a variety of settings, including the Durham VA teaching medical students and residents, research institutions, and various locations in the community. Her practice includes, but is not limited to, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychotic disorders using a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to medical school, Dr. Payne obtained a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Richmond in 1983. After this, she lived and worked in Quito, Ecuador for a couple of years, where she developed a fair command of Spanish. In 1985, Dr. Payne returned to Virginia to complete a master’s degree in Statistics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She continues to use her Spanish language skills to communicate with patients in her work as a psychiatrist at Psychiatric Associates of NC.
MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Maria Agiato is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She began her career with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Stevenson University. After raising her children, she continued her education and in 2004 graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Molloy College. Graduating Magna Cum Laude, she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. As a nurse, Maria worked in ICU, Endoscopy, Oncology, Research, and Psychiatry before deciding to pursue a Master’s Degree. While in graduate school, she served as a telephone crisis counselor for multiple hotlines including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Maria is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center and is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the North Carolina Nurses Association. She sees children ages 6 and up, adolescents and adults but has a passion for working with adolescents and young adults. In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and being outdoors.