Dr. Shannon Dowler is Associate Chief of Quality for the Ambulatory Mission Medical Associates practices across 18 Western North Carolina counties. She serves as the Chairperson for the Physician Advisory Group, which advises DMA on clinical policies for the Medicaid program. Nationally, she serves on the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission on the Health of the Public and Science and is a liaison to the American College of OB-GYN Adolescent Health Committee. In her avocation she enjoys an Alter-Ego, Rap Dkta, and has attained international acclaim most recently with her Rap Video, STD’s Never Get Old, an educational video about sexually transmitted infections in the elderly.