Scott Ellis, M.D.
With his father in the Navy, Dr. Ellis grew up in Jacksonville, NC before moving to Tennessee. There, he received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech. University in Cookeville, TN and his Medical Degree from East Tenn. State University in Johnson City, TN. He trained for two years at the general surgery residency program at Abington Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and then two years at the family medicine residency program at Cabarrus Family Medicine in Charlotte, NC. After completing his training, he continued to practice family medicine in Charlotte before returning to Jacksonville to partner with Onslow Memorial Hospital to open Onslow Primary Care. Dr. Ellis is board certified in Family Medicine and loves every aspect of it! In his personal time, Dr. Ellis enjoys going to church, spending time with family and friends, rooting for his Cleveland Browns, and going to the beach. Dr. Ellis and his wife have three daughters (4yo, 2yo, 6 months old).
Erin Griffin, D.O.
Being born and raised in North Carolina, I am thrilled to join Onslow Primary Care as one of their primary care physicians. I am originally from Sanford, NC and now live in Surf City, NC. I attended UNC Chapel Hill for my undergraduate degree. Go Heels !! There, I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I then took a year off, which I partly spent traveling in Australia. Living in Sydney I began to appreciate my interest in promoting a healthy lifestyle and counseling patients in nutrition. I now incorporate this into my practice and provide weight loss and wellness counseling. For my Doctor of Osteopathic Degree I attended Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, KY; and from there completed residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. While I am not busy working or enjoying the beach I am also very involved in the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association as membership chair. I look forward to establishing myself in Jacksonville, NC and contributing to good patient care in the local area.
Scott A. Playford, M.D.
At Onslow Primary Care, Scott Playford, MD, specializes in sports medicine. Dr. Playford sees patients of all ages for sports-related injuries, providing evaluation and treatment for joint and muscle problems and coordinating surgical services as needed. Dr. Playford treats pain and injuries to muscles, bones and joints, including but not limited to the back, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. His relationship with local orthopedic surgery provider EC Ortho means sports-injury patients have access to the highest quality surgical care in the area.
Dr. Playford is board-certified in family medicine and fellowship-trained with CAQ in sports medicine. A native of Anderson, SC, he is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina, both in Charleston, SC. Dr. Playford completed his family medicine internship and residency at Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, SC, and a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.
In addition to providing services through Onslow Primary Care and Sports Medicine, Dr. Playford also sees patients five days a week at Onslow Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center through its newly expanded sports medicine program. The program expansion signals yet another advance in patient care at OMH and firmly anchors the Rehabilitation Center’s reputation as a place of energy, health, wellness and function.
Allison Devechio, FNP
At Onslow Primary Care, Allison Devechio, FNP, specializes in primary care and sports medicine. A board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP), Devechio assists in providing comprehensive preventive care, as well as the management of acute and chronic medical conditions throughout every stage of your life. Additionally, she cares for patients of all ages with orthopedic and sports-related injuries.
Devechio has more than 10 years’ experience as a nurse practitioner in the emergency department and, most recently, worked with Eastern Carolina Orthopedic Clinic. She completed registered nurse first assistant training at North Carolina A & T State University and Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC.
Passionate about her roles as family nurse practitioner and registered nurse first assistant, Devechio finds the work demanding, but very satisfying. She includes total knee and hip replacement as her favorite surgeries.