Paula Sumner, FNP

Paula Sumner, FNP

Psychiatric Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 68
Paula Sumner, FNP is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in Cary, NC and has been practicing for 37 years. She graduated from University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill in 1981 and specializes in psychiatric nursing (nurse practitioner).Read her story

102 Towerview Ct # 102

Cary, NC 27513

Contact Information

(919) 594-6510

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Health Services
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Paula Sumner's bio

This content was provided by Paula Sumner "Paula Sumner, MSN, FNP-BC, joined Carolina Partners in early 2014. Ms. Sumner earned her MSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed the Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse Certificate program. She has previously worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Durham Regional Hospital Behavioral Health Services where she performed limited primary care services to the inpatient population and limited therapeutic interventions for mental health care. Ms. Sumner is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, and the North Carolina Nurse Association. She treats ages 18 and up in our Chapel Hill, NC, office where she specializes in medication management for anxiety and depression, therapy for people facing surgery, grief/loss, and spiritual counseling."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Paula Sumner "At Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare we have a diverse, talented and experienced group of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, LCSWs and clinicians educated in a multitude of areas, including mental health, nutrition, naturopathic health and general wellness. This gives us the ability to find just the right solution for you.


  • 30 convenient North Carolina locations:
    • Asheville, Cary, Chapel Hill, Concord, Durham, Goldsboro, Hendersonville, Pittsboro, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wilson
  • Over 100 mental health care professionals
  • Attentive and supportive office staff, offering you personalized care
  • Fast appointments (8:30am-5:00pm, M-F)
  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Most health insurance plans are accepted and claims are filed on your behalf

Video appointments are now available for new and current patients who are in need of care urgently. Access our doctors and counselors for a video call from your smartphone or tablet — from home, work, even while traveling."

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1  Specialties

  • Psychiatric Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

0  Board Certifications

Paula Sumner does not have any board certifications listed.

5  Conditions Treated

5  Procedures

  • Counseling for Gay and-or Lesbian Individuals
  • Grief Therapy
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Cleveland State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Medical School | Graduated 1981

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Paula Sumner, FNP
This is a NP who lacks any amount of empathy or concern for her patients. She does not return calls, and she is bordering on negligence with this particular situation. My next call is to the nursing board to file a formal complaint against her.
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Jun 07, 2017
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I have never experienced such apathy from a care provider. I cannot believe that this person is a gatekeeper to wellness. Expect a lot of sighing and head shaking from Paula if you visit her. She doesn't listen. She doesn't care.
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Atlanta, GA – Feb 22, 2017
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