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Meet Dr.

A board-certified internal medicine physician, Patrick Fillnow is passionate about all aspects of patient care. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2008 and completed his residency at The Medical University of South Carolina in 2011. Over the past ten years,  Patrick has served patients as an Internal Medicine Physician at the Charlotte Medical Clinic of Atrium Health as well as at Novant Health Internal Medicine - Providence. Frustrated by the limitations of traditional healthcare organizations, the focus of big business, billing, and the 7-minute primary care office visit, Patrick made the decision to move to a direct primary care model in order to provide quality, accessible healthcare tailored to the individual, keeping the doctor-patient relationship at the heart of what we do.

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Patrick's approach is warm, attentive, and sincere. He understands the privilege of his patients' trust, and takes great joy in the process of building a relationship and developing a treatment plan that works for you. Within the direct primary care model, he is able to take his time with each patient, listening carefully to your concerns, and humanizing the healthcare process. He believes that direct primary care allows for a return to primary care the way it should be practiced, taking into account the whole person and allowing for trust, empathy, and attention to detail.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Patrick received his undergraduate degree from Furman University where he competed on the college tennis team. He lives locally with his wife, Julia, and their four children.


Nurse Practitioner

My name is Catherine Thurman, FNP-C. I I am a family nurse practitioner.  I joined Sojourn in February of 2023. I obtained my Master’s degree in nursing in December 2021 from Carson-Newman University, in Jefferson City, TN and am board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

I have prior NP experience in obesity management and am eager to transition into direct primary care with Dr. Fillnow.


I believe that the best way to care for patients is to take the time to listen, to work together to develop a plan of care that best suits you, and to build a trusting relationship. Because of this, I am excited to offer 30-60 minute appointments with each patient. I am currently accepting new patients and look forward to hearing from you soon!



Healthcare Virtual Assistant

My name is Joyce delos Santos, RN. I am the Healthcare Virtual Assistant of Dr. Patrick Fillnow and Catherine Thurman. I graduated in 2010 from Metropolitan Medical Center with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and passed the Philippine Nursing Board Exam last 2011.


I am working virtually from the Philippines. Working for Sojourn has been a joy, and I get to spend more time with my daughter. During my free time, I enjoy watching the sunset on our rooftop and going to the beach.


I'm glad to help you with scheduling an appointment, billing, and answering some inquiries via call, text, or email. Feel free to reach out to us.

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