Peak Health Primary Care is powered by Ashley Amato, DNP, FNP-C and Renee Collum, MSN, APRN, FNP-C. Ashley pursued a career in medicine to keep people healthy, help and support patients through challenges and health concerns, and build long lasting meaningful relationships with patients. She loves taking care of patients but knew she couldn't practice medicine the way she envisioned in the typical fee for service model. She was drawn to DPC, as that allows for more personalized care and the ability to spend more time with patients and focus on what really matters.
Renee has been a nurse for 15 years and is passionate about patient driven care. Joining the DPC model allows her to be able to continue providing compassionate care to her patients and collaborate with them so they can make educated decisions about their healthcare. She has clinical interests in preventative and therapeutic medicine along with aesthetics.
Ashley Amato grew up in central New York, relocating to North Carolina in 2004 to begin her career as a registered nurse at Duke University. She attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated as a dual major Family Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and began working in family medicine in 2013. She completed her doctorate degree at East Carolina University in 2018. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, certified yoga instructor, and Honorary Clinical faculty member with Chamberlain University. She has also been awarded the PRC 5 star provider award.
She incorporates evidence based practice with holistic medicine approaches into her daily practice. She strongly believes in the patient-provider relationship and encourages patient autonomy through discussion and education about medical conditions and treatment options, allowing her patients to make the best decision for their health.
Ashley has five children and enjoys attending their sporting events and spending time with her husband outdoors. When she is not in the office, she can be found doing yoga or exercising.
Schedule a 15 minute video meet and greet with Dr. Amato by selecting the following link.
Renee Collum, MSN, FNP-C, is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical interests include preventative and therapeutic medicine, acute and chronic illnesses, anxiety, depression, women’s wellness, pediatrics, cardiovascular health, medical weight loss, and aesthetics. Renee has been a
nurse since 2009 and has worked in various clinical settings, including acute-level care hospitals in adult, neonatal, and pediatric intensive care units, as well as
adult and pediatric surgery. After 15 years of bedside nursing, she returned to school and completed her Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University College of Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Renee is passionate about patient-centered care and advocates for patients
by being a voice in today's healthcare. She is compassionate, detail-oriented, and dedicated to empowering her patients to become self-advocates. Renee believes in educating her patients about disease processes and encouraging them to be partners in their healthcare. She believes that collaborating closely with patients leads to better outcomes and healthier lives.
Outside of work Renee enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
She loves outdoor activities such as walking around her local lakes, hiking, and
skiing the beautiful mountain trails of North Carolina. Renee has a strong faith
and enjoys reading, journaling, and traveling. She appreciates spending time as a special needs volunteer in her local church and community.
"Ashley was very professional and friendly. She explained everything well and made sure she answered all my questions"
"Ashley Amato is an outstanding practioner. She is caring, compassionate, and very helpful. You feel very cared for after seeing her."
"Ashley always takes ample time with me and is very concerned over any and all issues!"
"Ashley is compassionate and respectful and truly listens to me about my health concerns."