Larsen joins staff as nurse practitioner


GREENVILLE — Richmond County native Heather Larsen has joined Gastroenterology East, P.A., and Dr. Jack Cole’s practice an adult gerontology nurse practitioner as of Sept. 1.

Larsen recently graduated summa cum laude with her master’s of nursing from East Carolina University where she specialized as an adult gerontology nurse practitioner. She also received her undergraduate degree as well as a master’s degree in public health from East Carolina.

She has been with the practice for six years and has vast experience in gastrointestinal diseases. The practice said it is looking forward to using her advanced skills to better serve its patients.

Gastroenterology East, P.A. was founded by Dr. Jack Cole, a native of Asheville and Wake Forest graduate. He has been providing care to patients in Pitt County as well as 37 surrounding counties in eastern North Carolina for 26 years.