Education: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Arkansas; Medical Degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica West Indies.
Internship/Residency: Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the same institution.
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Patient Care Philosophy: Dr. Shimukowa’s passion is driven by the bonds she builds with her patients over the course of their lives and seeing them healthy. She is the recipient of the Linda Bell Compassionate Patient Care Award from the North Carolina Community AIDS fund.
Clinical Interest: Dr. Shimukowa is the Medical Director of the Positive Life Program at CommWell Health. She is an Infectious Disease Specialist with special interest in HIV and Hepatitis C treatment and prevention.
Interest/Hobbies: Dr. Shimukowa enjoys cooking, traveling and listening to music during her spare time.
Living in Sampson County, I always heard positive things about CommWell Health from employees that worked there and from their patients. All of us who have a full time job know that we spend more time at work than we do with our own families. I always felt positive vibes from CommWell Health. There’s a sense of camaraderie and a family connectedness among the employees. That meant a lot to me, and I wanted to be a part of that. Over the years, I have seen CommWell grow tremendously; I was determined to be a proud CommWell Health colleague that helped the organization soar to greater heights!