Brian Lanier, MD

Founder and President

Dr. Lanier is a proud son of Maple Hill, Pender County, NC, where his family has been for generations.  After studying music at UNCW, he graduated from NC State University with a business degree.  He joined the Marines shortly after the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and his experiences in Iraq and other far-flung regions of the world inspired him to become a physician.  After leaving active duty in 2007, he spent more time at NC State preparing for medical school and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2014.  He is married and has three sons.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Family Medicine

Medical School:
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
- John and Kit Latimer Excellence Fund Scholar, 2010-2014

North Carolina State University


Kristin Kirkland, MD, MPH

Family Physician

Dr. Kirkland is originally from Wichita, KS, where she attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She received a Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public. Her special interests within Public Health include Human Trafficking prevention, intervention, and treatment. She moved to Wilmington in 2018 to attend the Family Medicine Residency Program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She and her husband have two fur babies, Scout and Shark, and love exploring the beach and all that Wilmington has to offer. They attend The Bridge church and enjoy travel, scuba diving, and spending time with friends and family.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Family Medicine

Medical School:
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Undergraduate: :
Kansas State University

About Promina Health

We provide care the way it used to be…where doctors knew their patients and their families, and took great care of them all.

How is this possible? We spend zero time chasing down insurance payments, and all of our time getting to know our patients, listening, and intervening early.

Patients save time and money, and get far better care. See all of the services our patients enjoy.


We do it for our patients! Going to the doctor shouldn’t be complicated, frustrating and exorbitantly expensive. By cutting out third-parties, we keep costs affordable and transparent, while eliminating the other frustrations of health care such as spending more time in the waiting room than with your doctor, receiving surprise medical bills months after your visit, and not being able to reach your doctor when you have a question.

The Direct Primary Care Model allows us to practice medicine in accordance with our values, and to fulfill our mission:

To make a difference in the lives of individuals and businesses by providing them health care in an extraordinary, valuable way through the development of strong personal relationships.