Attending Physicians

The Laurels of Pender is very pleased that many surgeons and attending physicians follow their patients at our facility.

If your physician does not have admitting privileges, our Medical Director or other attending physician will be happy to oversee your care while you are staying with us. If you have any questions regarding your physician coverage, please don't hesitate to contact us at (910) 259-6007. We can assist you to ensure that you will have physician coverage.

The current list of attending physicians at The Laurels of Pender includes, but is not limited to, the following:

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Holly Layman Bernardini, DO

Medical Director

Holly Layman Bernardini, DO, is a board-certified family medicine physician who recently shifted the focus of her medical practice to patient care in skilled nursing facilities.

A graduate of Washington and Lee University, Dr. Bernardini obtained her medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her family medicine internship at Wellington Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., and her residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Allentown, Pa.

In 2021, Dr. Bernardini was selected as one of North Carolina’s top doctors in the Charlotte region. She has consistently been a lead provider in her care discipline, where she has mentored other physicians and mid-levels while maintaining a patient-centered home practice.

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