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Melisa Sharpe, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr, Sharpe graduated from Ohio University in 2002 with a M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She went on to attend Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) and earned a Doctorate degree in Audiology. She started First Coast “Mobile” Audiology in 2017 and opened a brick and mortar in 2023 now called First Coast Audiology. Prior to starting FCA she worked for Clay County Schools for 16 years.
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Angie Pardee, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

Angie graduated with a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2010 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is certified in AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Auditory Verbal Education. She has expertise in listening and spoken language therapy, reading therapy, and early intervention.

Angie graduated with a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2010 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is certified in AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Auditory Verbal Education. She has expertise in listening and spoken language therapy, reading therapy, and early intervention.

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Sarah Zak, Au.D.

Audiologist

Dr. Zak received her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology from Louisiana Tech University in 2000 and an M.S. in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University in 2002. She graduated with her doctorate in Audiology in 2009 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Dr. Zak has a passion for pediatric audiology and auditory processing disorders. She has worked for local ENT doctors, St. Johns County Schools and the Cleft Palate Clinic.

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Heather Kitchings

Practice Manager

Heather Kitchings has a nearly 20-year career in medical billing and front office management. Heather spent the first 10 years with a local ENT office overseeing and maintaining patient billing procedures and insurance provider relationships. She then increased her medical knowledge and purview when she joined the University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians where she led a team of 10 for the Anesthesia and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Practice. Heather was excited to seek her next challenge and manage the billing and patient experience for First Coast Mobile Audiology in 2017.

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Patdi McLaughlin

Patdi McLaughlin has lived in the Jacksonville area for the last 20 years where she raised her 3 children. Patdi worked part time while raising her family as the Office Admin for Robot Costumes USA. In 2017 she joined the Medical Field at the Cancer Specialists of North Florida as the Medical Records Technician. Patdi is a great addition to our team and we are so excited to have her! You will most likely get Patdi when you call in and she is sure to put a smile on your face.

On the weekends you will find Patdi enjoying the Great Outdoors. Some of her favorites are Camping, Hunting, Fishing and Combing the Beaches for Sharks Teeth!

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