Mr. Gary Toppin, PA-C

A native of Elizabeth City, NC, Mr. Toppin graduated from North Carolina State University earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. He then worked for Cisco Systems as a software engineer and volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician during his free time. He also developed an interest in scuba diving and obtained his Dive Control Specialist certification.

While volunteering as an EMT in Durham Gary became increasing more interested in medicine and decided to change careers to become a healthcare provider. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where he earned a Master of Physician Assistant degree.

Mr. Toppin has been working primarily in emergency room environments, specializing in emergency medicine, and has decided to focus on family medicine and urgent care.

His medical interests are in all aspects of family practice and urgent care with special interests in wilderness medicine and men’s health. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Gary lives in Kure Beach with his wife and their two active daughters. They are members of Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and volunteers at Carolina Beach Elementary School. He enjoys the outdoors and when not in the office he is often on the beach, PISA soccer fields, in the pool, running, or biking with his family.