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Meet Wilmington Surgical’s Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Stephanie E. Ivey, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Passed Boards: 2012
Joined WSA: 2006
Board Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Postgraduate Degree: Masters of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Professional Associations/Societies: Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

“After years as a nurse, I wanted to participate in the care of others at a more advanced level. Today, I’m able to combine capabilities and skill as a nurse practitioner with my nursing knowledge and experience in order to be as helpful, useful and effective as possible. I feel I was placed here not merely to care for others but to do it with vigor and dedication.”

I saw Stephanie Ivey FNP on a very busy Monday at the office. She took time to give a thorough exam and ask questions about my surgical recovery, not seeming rushed or stressed in any way. She genuinely cares for her patients and takes the time to listen to you.  A definite asset to the practice!    – Sue J.

Dr. Bebb and Stephanie were wonderful. So welcoming on my first visit.    – Arlene S.

Dr. Bebb and Stephanie were very professional, thorough and personable!    – Juliette C.


John Martin, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Passed Boards: 2019
Joined WSA: 2019
Board Certification: North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Postgraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Wilmington  MSN 2019. Masters of Science, Nursing

Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Greensboro RN-BSN 2013, Carteret Community College Associates Degree Nursing 2009, UNCG BS in Health and Human Performance 2007

Professional Associations/Societies:  Sigma Theta Tau 2019-present, Eta Sigma Gamma 2005-2007

“In an effort to help those around me, my career as a healthcare provider has always been defined by dedication and hard work. Prior to joining Wilmington Surgical, I was fortunate enough to spend 10+ years gaining valuable experience at the bedside of patients – most in critical care. Obtaining my Masters Degree in Nursing gave me an opportunity to extend this dedication even further. Now I am excited to have joined Wilmington Surgical and to be working alongside an exceptional group of highly trained and skilled surgeons. I am enthusiastic about applying our team’s shared knowledge in a meaningful way to help our patients in every way possible.”

John Martin is the BEST! He has been amazing to work with and has been available anytime my wife or I needed him. This has meant the world to us!    – Christopher H.

The service I received was professional yet friendly, from reception staff to the technician, to the PA and physician. All my concerns and questions were answered fully in a way I could understand. The team was top-notch. Highly recommended.    – Priscilla K.

Most happy with care and treatment from John.    – Michael M.


Darren Trafton, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Passed Boards: 1992
Joined WSA: 2005
Board Certification: National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Medical Degree: George Washington University Physician Assistant Program, Washington, DC
Undergraduate Degree: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Postgraduate Degree: Norwalk Hospital Yale University PA Surgical Residency, Norwalk, CT
Professional Associations/Societies: North Carolina Association of Physician Assistants

“Being a PA involves a lot of autonomy but is still based on working closely with physicians as part of a team, especially here at WSA. My training, skill and experience help this team extend the surgeons’ reach and maximize the attention, service and results of their care. My aim is to minimize your stress, provide the highest standard of care and get you back to your life quickly.”

Darren is a pleasure to visit. He is a good listener and helpful with ideas to help my healing.    – Valerie W.

Darren is absolutely a doll. He is very funny and has a way of making you relax.    – Beverly M.

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