Nurse Practitioner, medical, chiropractors, physical therapy, care team

Action Medical Center is different because we bring together providers from diverse disciplines to form your care team. Our medical, chiropractic and physical therapy providers will work to find the cause of your pain rather than simply treating your symptoms. We believe your care should always be done in the least invasive possible manner.

We are proud of the dedicated team we have assembled.

Jeff Dowis, MD - Medical Director - Action Medical Center

Jeff Dowis, MD

Dr. Dowis received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences Antigua, followed by an internship at the Medical College of Georgia and a residency at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Dowis is a Major in the US Air Force Reserve and also has a private practice. His specialties are Aerospace and Family Medicine. Dr. Dowis is a native of Georgia who first became a chiropractor before pursuing his medical degree. He believes we have to care for the entire person and not simply throw pills at them and hope they get better and prefers to encourage lifestyle changes to improve health outcomes.

Action Medical Center- Chiropractor- Dr. Eric Jablonski

Eric Jablonski, DC

Dr. Eric Jablonski is also a third generation chiropractor and is Dr. Webb’s brother. The years of growing up chiropractic ultimately led him to follow in the family footsteps. This unique form of personal care taught him a balance of person-ability and professionalism that makes him a rare find in health care. He graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard IL in 1985. In 1986, he married his wife, Candy (now office manager at Webb Chiropractic); they have one daughter together, Kaleigh. Dr. Jablonski was director of the Healthwise Chiropractic Center in Shorewood, Wisconsin until 1995 when he and Candy moved to Augusta. He and his sister have practiced together ever since.

Dr. Jablonski has been an active member of Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church since arriving in Augusta in 1995. He is a past youth group director and council board member there as well as part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network. He was involved in the Helping Hands Reconstruction in Biloxi Mississippi after hurricane Katrina. He is also the men’s group coordinator and a Promise Keeper.

Dr. Jablonski is a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association and the present president of the Augusta district.

 

Action Medical Center- Chiropractor- Dr. Kathryn Webb

Kathryn Webb, DC, PC

Dr. Kathryn Webb is a third generation chiropractor. A graduate of Life College of Chiropractic in Atlanta in 1984, she moved to Augusta to begin her professional career and has been practicing in the same location since that time. Dr. Webb has served on numerous boards, task forces, and committees. She is the previous president of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business and has served on the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Webb is a long time member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. She has served on the board and as president from 2006-2008, as well as receiving the 2008 Chiropractor of the Year Award. She chaired the sub-committee that coordinated the incorporation of chiropractic in the Veterans Administration system in Augusta.

She has served as the southeastern United States delegate to the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (www.ccgpp.org).

 

 

Action Medical Center- Nurse Practitioner- Kathleen Barrett, MS, DNP, FNP-BC, CPRN

Kathleen Anne Barrett, MS, DNP, FNP-BC, CRRN

Kathy is an experienced Nurse Practitioner and Educator, who recently moved from New York to Georgia to expand her career and enjoy the southern hospitality. She holds a doctoral degree from State University of New York at Buffalo, a masters from Pace University, a bachelor degree from Mercy College, and a nursing diploma from The Mount Vernon Hospital School of Nursing. She currently holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, and is a member of the Beta Omicron chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (International Honor Society of Nursing). National certifications include rehabilitation nursing and family nurse practitioner.

Among her many healthcare interests from the past 37 years of nursing, including 18 years working in physical rehabilitation for both adults and children, she is intrigued with chronic pain, depression, substance abuse, and wound care. Kathy is also an American Heart Association BLS instructor, and has recently published research in The Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

On a personal note, interests include hiking, skiing, learning to play golf and sewing. She and her husband of 33 years enjoy spending time with their two sons and grandson whenever possible.

 

 

Action Medical Center- Nurse Practitioner- Elena Prendergast, MSN, FNP-C

Elena Prendergast, MSN, FNP-C

Elena has been a nurse since 2008 having received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Daytona State College. Her clinical experiences include primary care, medical-surgical, interventional radiology, critical care, and hospice. In 2016, she competed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Frontier Nursing University. While in this Masters level program she has been inducted into the Chi Pi chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, graduated from the AACN Student Policy Summit in Washington DC, and is a recipient of the Frontier Nurse Practitioner Leadership Award. She is continuing her education in the Doctoral Nurse Practitioner program at this time. Elena has a passion for improving quality of life by incorporating complementary and alternative medicines.

Originally from New York City, Elena is a former Army Reservist who has lived in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington, DC. She and her husband of 26 years have three grown children and now spend their time spoiling an adult Border Collie/Australian Shepard and a 4 month old Siberian Husky. She has participated in medical missions to the Dominican Republic and also helped with the disaster recovery after the floods in Columbia, SC. When not spoiling the dogs or helping others, she enjoys kayaking, white water rafting and camping.

 

 

Action Medical Center- Physical Therapy- Robyn Budenstein, PT - Georgialina

Robyn S. Budenstein, PT

Robyn has worked as a physical therapist since 1996 in many different settings. She received her physical therapy degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, after working as an electrical engineer at Savannah River Site (SRS) for 7 years. Her engineering skills have provided her with a unique perspective, and logical approach to problem solving which facilitates a focused evaluation of patient complaints, while enabling her to keep the whole patient in mind when planning their course of therapy.

Robyn moved to Augusta in 1986 to work for Dupont at SRS. She met her husband in Augusta and has been married since 1987. They have 4 children who keep them happily busy and entertained. Robyn loves working as a physical therapist, and often finds friends and family seeking her assistance.

 

 

Action Medical Center- Physical Therapy- Janice Lingenfelter, PTA - Georgialina

Janice Lingenfelter, PTA

After sustaining injuries to both knees while participating in high school sports, Janice realized she wanted to pursue a career which would allow her to help others regain mobility just as she was helped herself. She moved to Georgia from Knob Noster, Missouri to complete her education at Athens Technical College and quickly fell in love with the State because of its rich history, the mild winters and the friendly culture she and her husband discovered when they arrived. She received her degree and became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2001 and has since worked in a variety of settings including acute care, skilled nursing facilities and home health. She has experience working with people of all ages with greatly varying rehabilitative needs. During their free time, Janice and her husband enjoy watching movies, camping in their RV and spending time with their two rescue dogs.

 

 

 

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