Welcome to Neighborhood Clinic

Our Clinic

Neighborhood Clinic is dedicated to optimizing the quality of healthcare through an integrative approach to health and wellness. We focus on family care, skin care, walk-in care and women’s care.

Our goal is to model and advance a standard of integrative health care. We achieve this goal through our four core values: integration, compassion, expertise and time. Each and every professional that provides services at our clinic – from nurses and doctors to technicians and administrative staff, are dedicated to your good health and wellness. We do our best at the clinic so you live a full and healthy life, and spend as little time as possible at the clinic.

Here for You

We are here to give you the best possible services, so you leave healthier than you arrived, and with more options for good health. We work collaboratively and cooperatively to ensure you get the very best services, whatever your needs.

Our Staff

Dr. Rodrigo Samodal, MD

Dr. Rodrigo Samodal, MD

Board Certifications: North Carolina Medical Board, American Board of Family Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine
Clinical Interests: Dermatology ; Skin Cancer Screening

Dr. Rod Samodal recently relocated to Cary area to be closer to his family. He is originally a native of San Diego until his move to Pennsylvania where he attended residency and completed his specialty in Family Medicine. Dr. Samodal is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. He is licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, New York and Pennsylvania. He has limited special interests in Rheumatology, Dermatology, and Adolescent Depression and Anxieties. He has published several articles on Immunomodulation of RA and has submitted his research in national conferences. He earned his Masters of Science in Health Care Management at Kings College, Wilkes Barr, Pa. and has recently been inducted as a Member of the Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

In addition to Primary Care, he has developed and expanded services to include Urgent Care, Women’s Health, Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine and Skin Clinic.Dr. Samodal readily serves his community.

He also serves currently as the Medical Director of the local School District. He has been an active Scout Master of the local Boy Scout Troop and mentored 15 Eagle Scouts under his stewardship. He has been awarded the Scout Master of the year and recently been elected as a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the regional Boy Scouts of America, Five Rivers Council. He has been nominated as a recipient of the Jefferson Award for community services.

At a personal level, Dr. Samodal enjoys oil painting and playing tennis. He shares his time helping young people develop their skills and art talents. This is his work-life balance. Periodically, he travels back to the Philippines in support of medical missions at impoverished areas. He has a passion in serving his community as he does for his family. His philosophy is to live life in sharing and in giving as an integral part of the community. He strongly believes in patient centered care and holds all those involved accountable. This is reflected in the philosophy of the Neighborhood Urgent Care and Family Clinic.

Dr. Derrick Hoover, MD

Dr. Derrick Hoover, MD

Board Certifications: North Carolina Medical Board, American Board of Family Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine

Dr. Derrick Hoover is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and is a Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, further he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. (“The Degree of Fellow recognizes AAFP members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to family medicine, by their advancement of health care to the American people, and by their professional development through medical education and research.”) He is licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina and New York. Dr. Hoover completed Residency in Family Medicine at Genesys Regional Medical Center/Michigan State University.

He was recognized by vitals in 2016 and was awarded the 2016 Vitals Patient Choice Award as well as the Vitals Patient’s Choice Award. He was also recognized by American Registry in 2017 as one of “America’s Most Honored Professional – top 10%”.

He has special interest in diabetes, comprehensive/preventative care, skin biopsies/cryotherapy and population health. He also evaluates and treats
Hepatitis C.

Dr. Thamotharampillai Sivaraj, MD

Dr. Thamotharampillai Sivaraj, MD

Board Certifications: North Carolina Medical Board, American Board of Family Medicine Specialty: Internal Medicine

Dr. Thamotharampillai Sivaraj is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Physicians.

Brianna Dillon, PA-C

Brianna Dillon, PA-C, grew up in Garner, NC, and currently resides in Raleigh. She graduated from NCSU in 2011 with a B.S. in Biology. She then received a Master of Physician Assistant Practice from Campbell University in 2015. Since graduating, she has worked in Family Medicine for nearly 3 years in Irwin and Holly Springs, North Carolina. Brianna is married; she and her husband enjoy traveling, hiking, and playing with their dog, Zoe.

Michelle Stroup, FNP-BC

Michelle Stroup

Michelle Stroup, FNP-BC began her medical career in laboratory services in Southern Ohio in 2002. After discovering her love for patient care, she decided to continue her education within the nursing field. Michelle obtained her Associates degree from Southern State Community College in Hillsboro, Ohio; Bachelor of Science Degree from Gardner-Webb University in Bowling Springs, NC; and her Masters of Science Degree from Simmons University in Boston, MA.

Michelle worked much of her nursing career at Wake Med Health and Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center in Raleigh and Cary, NC. Michelle’s clinical experience includes Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Surgery/Trauma, Oncology, and Critical Care. While carving her career as a Registered Nurse she held a specialty certification in Hematology/Oncology from Duke University.

She is now an ANCC, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Women’s, Children’s, and Adult/Geriatric services. Her specialty is Family Medicine. This specialty is designed to serve each patient throughout their lifespan. She is eager to treat patients throughout her local community treating a broad spectrum of acute and chronic disease processes. She looks forward to meeting and working with new patients daily.

Hours

FAMILY CARE

Mon – Fri:  – 
Saturday:  – 
Sunday: Closed

URGENT CARE

Mon – Fri:  – 
Saturday:  – 
Sunday: Closed

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