Our Team

Our Staff

Dr. Adelman's Raleigh Family Medicine practice is ready to serve you!  Dr. Adelman has practiced family medicine for over 30 years, and is supported by a team of highly qualified medical professionals.

Dr Adelman

Richard D. Adelman, MD

Dr. Adelman is well known and respected in the medical and Raleigh community, having practiced family medicine for over 30 years. After receiving his M.D. degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, he completed his three year residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Adelman is board certificated in Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Rex Hospital, a member of the UNC system, as well as served as Chief of the Department of Medicine at Raleigh Community Hospital. Dr. Adelman organized the first Jewish Health Fair in Raleigh more than twenty years ago. He is currently working on a project to bring health care to underserved populations in Raleigh.

He enjoys many hobbies including boating, bicycling, tennis, running, and hiking. A dedicated athlete, Dr. Adelman has run numerous marathon races including the Boston Marathon, and promotes a healthy lifestyle for his patients.

  • MD from Northwestern Medical School, 1975
  • Residency training, St. Joseph's Hospital, Denver, Chief Resident, 1978
  • Board certified in family practice since 1978
  • Board certified in geriatric medicine since 1989
  • Chief of Medicine, Raleigh Community Hospital
  • Chief of Medicine, Rex Hospital

Donna Ferris Griffin, PA-C

Donna Ferris Griffin is a Physician Assistant who graduated from Trevecca Nazerene University PA program in 1996. After graduating from the PA program, she joined Dr. Adelman's Family Practice where she continues to practice medicine. She practices in all areas of Family Practice but her clinical interests include pediatrics, dermatology, anti-aging skin care and lipid management. Ms. Griffin is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physican Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants. She annually attends the NCAPA medical conference for continuing medical education.

Ms. Griffin is married with two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family including visiting Wilmington, NC, where they play at the local beaches and go boating on the Intercoastal Waterway. She believes that regular exercise is emotionally and physically important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She personally exercises daily and has participated in three half marathons.


Kathleen Janus, FNP-BC

Kathleen Janus earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from Niagara University. She went on to work as an RN in intensive care units for nine years, as well as working in nursing education. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill and earned national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1995. She then worked as a nurse practitioner in the Johnston County Health Department and Raleigh Internal Medicine before joining Dr. Adelman’s practice in 2001.

Our Office

Located on Six Forks Road in Raleigh, our office is equipped to handle essential family medicine needs and designed to be a comfortable place for you and your family to manage your health.  We look forward to seeing you!

See What Our Patients Say

Testimonial 3

We have only seen Dr. Adelman a couple of times. He is very pleasant to speak with and very responsive to all our questions. Our children loved him.

Testimonial 2

.... The whole efficient and jovial visit took one hour, and not a minute was wasted.
I am very grateful for this quick-response, and extremely friendly and professional treatment. Thank you, Richard!

Testimonial 1

My experience with Dr. Adelman was excellent. He spent more time with me than a physician usually does (first visit) and he covered all of my questions and concerns. His manner was friendly and engaging...