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CONTENTS
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Why more People are choosing to have


surgery at Viewmont Surgery Center
Colorectal Cancer - The Silent Killer
Meat-Free Meals
Is It Time To Change The Way You
Look At Your Health Care?
General Inpatient Care: A Specialized
Benefit for Hospice Patients
When Tragedy Strikes...Twice
How To Make Informed
Health Care Decisions
Exercise Caution With Herbal Products
Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Which Doctor To See And When
Recognizing The Signs And Symptoms
Of Prostate Cancer

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Why More People are


Choosing to have Surgery at
Viewmont Surgery Center

VSC keeps clinical excellence


and personalized care
affordable, efficient and close
to home with local physicians.
--Kathy Kelly

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For outpatient surgery that


is affordable, efficient and
focused on patient comfort,
trust the physicians and
staff at Viewmont Surgery
Center, Your Outpatient
Surgical Home for Value in
Healthcare.

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At Viewmont Surgery
Center, the reduction in
cost is not the only benefit
that patients receive, said
Kathy Kelly, Administrator at
VSC. Viewmont also offers
high-quality and patientfocused care, advanced
medical technology and
fully-equipped operating
rooms. Plus, a comfortable
environment, the attentive
staff, short wait times
and convenient parking
accommodations add to the
intangible benefits that
Viewmont provides.

Viewmont Surgery Center


is accredited by the
Accreditation Association
for Ambulatory Health Care,
Inc. (AAAHC) and prides itself
on providing low costs; ease
and efficiency in scheduling,
admissions and discharge;
low infection rates and a
patient satisfaction rate at or
above national average.

And more time

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Dr. Seshul is one of several


physicians who perform
surgeries at Viewmont
Surgery Center (VSC).
Recently, he and his partners
have seen increased demand
from patients wanting to have
their procedures done at VSC
due to the multiple benefits
provided for the patient.

VSC is the only ambulatory


service center within 70
miles of Hickory and, with
39 credentialed physicians
specializing in surgical
procedures like oral surgery,
otolaryngology (ENT),
orthopedic surgery, hand
surgery, pain management
and podiatry, is dedicated to
providing the highest quality
of care and offering both
patients and area employers
significant cost savings.

Spend less time recovering,

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Price differences can


vary significantly based on
the type of facility where
you seek care, said Dr.
Merritt Seshul. Since the
government sets the
payment rates for facilities
and private insurers base
their rates from Medicare,
ambulatory surgery centers
cost, on average, 40% less
than hospital outpatient
units.

As a uniquely designed
outpatient surgery center,
VSC keeps clinical excellence
and personalized care
affordable, efficient and close
to home, with local physicians
delivering compassionate,
quality care for decades in
Western North Carolina.

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Significant increases in
health care costs have
lead many consumers to
seek alternatives to large
medical facilities. As a result,
ambulatory surgery centers
like Viewmont Surgery Center
have become increasingly
popular since they utilize
the same physicians and
anesthesiologists as hospitals
but at a fraction of the cost.

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We Offer Services for:


In-House Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
Cardiovascular Illness
Hip or Knee Replacement
Stroke
Heart Failure
Pneumonia
Post-Surgical Recovery
Customized Plan of Care with
up to 3 Hours a Day of Therapy

To learn more about


Viewmont Surgery Center
and services provided, please
call (828) 624-1250 or visit
ViewmontSurgeryCenter.com

Viewmont Surgery Center

7 Days a Week of Rehab Available!


Carolina Rehab Center of Burke


www.CarolinaRehabCenterBurke.com

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Viewmont Surgery Center is keeping clinical excellence and personalized care affordable,
efficient and close to home, with local physicians delivering compassionate, quality care right
here in Western North Carolina.

Talk to your doctor about having your surgery at Viewmont Surgery Center.

Patient Experience

Surgical Specialties

Lower overall patient costs


National patient satisfaction scores in top 5%
Local physicians you recognize and trust
Surgical suites equipped with leading technology
Simplified admission/discharge procedures save time

Orthopedics
Otolaryngology (ENT)
Hand Surgery
Pain Management
Oral Surgery
Podiatry

Viewmont Surgery CenterYour Outpatient Surgical Home for Value in Healthcare.

50 13th Avenue NE Suite 1 Hickory, NC 28601


828-624-1250 www.viewmontsurgerycenter.com

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DRUG NAME

DOSAGE COST (FOR 180 PILLS)

ALENDRONATE (Fosamax)

35 or 70 mg ..................................$29 (6 packs)

DRUG NAME
LISINOPRIL

DOSAGE COST (FOR 180 PILLS)


Any Strength ............................$17

ANASTROZOLE

1mg ..............................................$49

LOSARTAN (Cozaar)

25, 50 or 100 mg ......................$39

ATORVASTATIN (Lipitor)

Any Strength ................................$59

LOVASTATIN (Mevacor)

Any Strength ............................$27

CARVEDILOL (Coreg)

Any Strength ................................$26 (360 pills)

METFORMIN (Glucophage)

Any Strength (not ER) .............$22 (360 pills)

CLONIDINE

0.1 or 0.2 mg ................................$17

METOPROLOL TARTRATE (Lopressor)

25, 50 or 100 mg (not ER) .......$27 (360 pills)

DONEPEZIL (Aricept)

Any Strength ................................$29

MONTELUKAST (Singular)

10mg ........................................$69

ESTRADIOL

Any Strength ................................$27

OMEPRAZOLE (Prilosec)

40mg ........................................$56

FENOFIBRATE

54mg ............................................$99

PAROXETINE (Paxil)

10, 20 or 40 mg ........................$38

FINASTERIDE (Proscar)

5mg ..............................................$49

PRAMIPEXOLE (Mirapex)

Any Strength ............................$29

FLUTICASONE (Flonase)

Nasal Spray ..................................$60 (6 bottles)

RAMIPRIL (Altace)

2.5, 5 or 10 mg .........................$42

GEMFIBROZIL (Lopid)

600mg ..........................................$59 (360 Pills)

SERTRALINE (Zoloft)

25, 50 or 100 mg ......................$32

GLIPIZIDE

5 or 10 mg (NOT XL) ..................$14

SPIRONOLACTONE

25mg ........................................$30

GLYBURIDE

Any Strength ................................$49

TOPIRAMATE (Topamax)

100 and 200 mg........................$39

IBUPROFEN (Motrin)

600 or 800 mg .............................. $17

VENLAFAXINE XR (Effexor XR)

75 and 150 mg..........................$75

VITAMIN D
50,000 IU .................................$17 (12 capsules)
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Hospice medical care


Patient and family support
COPD and CHF programs
Expert symptom control and
pain management
Bereavement services
Catawba Valley Hospice House
3975 Robinson Rd
Newton, NC
Sherrills Ford Hospice House
7473 Sherrills Ford Rd
Sherrills Ford, NC

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Colorectal
Cancer

The
Silent
Killer
Are You at Risk?

If you are 50 or over,


talk to your doctor about
colon cancer screening.

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Colorectal cancer is the second leading
cause of cancer death in both men and
women in the United States. Each year,
more than 140,000 people are diagnosed
with colorectal cancer in the U.S. and
over 50,000 people die from it.
Screening efforts have decreased colon
cancer nearly 30% in our area and
much of this progress is attributable to
colonoscopy.
Colorectal cancer is a silent killer. Once
symptoms occur, advanced disease
is often present, so prevention is key.
Colonoscopy is safe, cost-effective, welltolerated, and can save your life.
Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.
The good news is that 80-90% of
colorectal cancers can be prevented
through regular screening with
colonoscopy. The majority of colorectal
cancers arise from precancerous
growths in the colon called polyps,
which can be found during a screening
exam and removed before they turn
into cancer. Colorectal cancer screening
should be a part of routine health care
for people 50 years of age and over.

and removes precancerous polyps


during the same exam. It is critical that
the exam be of the highest quality,
or else cancers, known as interval
cancers, can unfortunately occur before
the next recommended exam. Studies
clearly show that the best protection
is provided by gastroenterologists who
are skilled at finding precancerous
adenomas, measured as the Adenoma
Detection Rate, or ADR.
Recent studies show convincing
evidence that quality colonoscopy
drastically reduces the risk of death
from colon cancer, but poorly performed
colonoscopy may not. A person at
average risk with normal colonoscopy
results wont need another exam for
10 years. Should a polyp or cancer be
found, follow-up intervals may be more
frequent.
Five Steps to Lower Your Risk of
Colorectal Cancer
1. Get regular colorectal cancer
screenings beginning at age 50. If you
have a personal or family history of
colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps,
or a personal history of another cancer
or inflammatory bowel disease, talk to
your doctor about earlier screening.
Be sure your exam is done by a
gastroenterologist with a proven record
of high ADR (Adenoma Detection Rate).
2. Eat a low-fat diet.
3. Tobacco use increases your risk of
colorectal cancer. If you use tobacco,
quit. If you dont use tobacco, dont start.
4. Exercise for at least 30 minutes three
to four days each week. Even moderate

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exercise such as walking, gardening,


or climbing steps may help reduce
your risk.
5. Reduce weight. Obesity is now a
well-established risk factor for colon
cancer and many other chronic diseases.
If you are 50 or over, or have a family
history of colorectal cancer, talk to your
health care provider about screening.
Screening saves lives. It could save
your life.
Article courtesy of Gastroenterology
Associates, P.A.
Gastroenterology Associates, P.A, is
a specialty medical practice which
provides advanced evaluation of diseases
of the esophagus, stomach, small
intestine, colon, pancreas, biliary system
(gallbladder and bile ducts) and liver.
Gastroenterology Associates, P.A.
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Over 50? Family History?


Get Screened.
Age is the single most important risk
factor for the disease. Both men and
women are affected equally. Even
people who lead a healthy lifestyle can
still develop polyps and cancer. Once
you are over 50, your lifetime chance
of developing colon cancer is one in
seventeen. In individuals with a family
history of colon cancer and
some other conditions,
screening should begin at age
40. Research has shown that
African-Americans should
begin screening at age 45.
Early detection is important
when treatment can be very
effective.
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Quality Colonoscopy
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Prevention Test
Quality colonoscopy is the
preferred colorectal cancer
screening test because it is
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Valley Nursing Center is a 183-bed skilled nursing


and rehabilitation center located in Taylorsville, North
Carolina.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING QUALITY CARE
AND QUALITY SERVICES.
Our Short Term 20 bed Rehabilitation Unit boasts private
rooms with a private dining room and 2 therapy gyms.
Our facilities, designed with you in mind, have the latest
equipment and technology.
We have recently added NEW advanced therapy
equipment, such as the Biodex Gait Trainer 3, the
Biodex Balance System SD, and the Biodex Unweighing
System.
Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center specializes in
ventilator management, short stay rehabilitation, wound
care, as well as long-term skilled nursing services.

(828) 632-8146

581 NC Hwy 16 South Taylorsville, NC 28681


http://www.valleyrehab.com/

Meatfree
meals
Come late winter, diners may notice more meatfree selections available on restaurant menus.
Thats thanks to the Lenten season that precedes
Easter Sunday. During Lent, Christians traditionally
abstain from eating meat on Fridays. Lent is an
ideal time for men and women looking to get
healthier to include more vegetables, whole grains
and seafood in their diets. Try substituting ground
beef with tofu, and incorporate vegetables where
meat may be used. For example, layer lasagna
with slices of zucchini instead of filling it with
sausage. Plus, eat more fish. Research shows that
fish high in omega-3 fatty acids decreases the
risk of abnormal heartbeats, which can lead to
sudden cardiac death. Omega-3 fatty acids also
decrease triglyceride levels, slow the growth rate of
atherosclerotic plaque and lower blood pressure.
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Is It Time To

Change

The Way You Look


At Your Health Care?
This past year proved to show great recognition to the
Chiropractic profession and how Chiropractic physicians
are making a difference in health care. This recognition
was brought to light by North Carolina Governor Pat
McCrory through a proclamation declaring October
2015 as Chiropractic Month. His proclamation
informed the public about the health care benefits
received from chiropractic physicians, problems in the
health care profession and how chiropractic can help
address those problems.
Governor McCrorys proclamation addresses the
following points:
Doctors of Chiropractic are physician-level providers
who focus on the whole person in their conservative
approach to health care, and have a particular
expertise in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of
neuromusculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
Piedmont Endocrinologys mission is to provide the best possible care and
education for patients with thyroid disease, diabetes, and hormonal abnormalities.
We believe an informed patient is one who takes an active role in their health.
Our Endocrinologists take care
of many conditions, including:

thyroid diseases
metabolic disorders
hormonal imbalances
diabetes
osteoporosis
hypertension
cholesterol (lipid) disorders
certain tumors of the
endocrine organs

New Patient Appointments by Referral Only


Diabetes Education
Accreditation Program

The education of the average Doctor of Chiropractic


(DC) is equal in comparison to allopathic and
osteopathic medical schools.
Doctors of Chiropractic are recognized world-wide
for their pain-relieving, health-enhancing and injuryprevention services.
A 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine
estimated 100 million Americans are affected by chronic
pain, with an estimated annual cost of $560-635 billion.
The increase in chronic pain has led to a
simultaneous increase in opioid use, which is associated
with adverse outcomes (e.g. addiction, overdose and
insufficient pain relief); the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention has classified the overuse of abuse of
prescription pain medications in the United States as
an epidemic.

Dr. Paula G. Reynolds - Chiropractic Physician

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Across from Waldensian Presbyterian Ch.
Serving Burke and Caldwell Counties
Since 1992

311 9th Ave Dr NE | Hickory, NC


828-322-7338 Fax 828-304-6319
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828-874-6292
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Prescription drugs that numb pain may convince a patient
that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or has
healed; this misunderstanding can lead to over-exertion and
a delay in the healing process or even to permanent injury.
The Governors proclamation pointed out many of the
reasons why more and more people are turning to Doctors of
Chiropractic for care for their musculoskeletal issues as their
primary source of care.
One big reason for the shift in public opinion and increased
usage of chiropractic can be attributed to education on the
effectiveness of chiropractic and the growing awareness of
the overuse of opioids in the United States. In addition to
the proclamation made by Governor McCrory, the media has
even more recently started reporting on the prescription pain
medication epidemic.
An article in a December 2015 edition of the Washington Post
reported that over 47,000 people died of prescription opioid
overdose in 2014. In 1999 the number of deaths was under
17,000. The number of deaths keeps spiking every year and
has not shown a decline yet. Additionally, almost 7,000 people
on a daily basis are treated in emergency departments for
using these drugs in a manner other than as directed. The
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opioid prescription The risks are addiction and death,


and the benefits are unproven. The CDC has written a
recommendation for physicians to tackle chronic pain with
other methods. All this time Doctors of Chiropractic have
been available to serve as an alternative drug-free method of
care and many have already taken advantage of their services.
According to a recent Gallup Poll released September 8, 2015,
approximately half of all adults in the United States have seen
a chiropractor, 14% of US adults go to a chiropractor regularly
and more than 33 million adults went to a chiropractor in 2014.
Adults are not the only ones that use a chiropractor. Parents
are taking their children to see a chiropractor for all sorts of
reasons. Those reasons include addressing colic, scoliosis,
injuries, asthma, plus much more, or just to make sure they
are getting a level of attention to stay healthy as their bodies
are growing and developing. Parents also see the advantage
of having their children treated in a manner that does not have
their children taking potentially harmful medications.
Chiropractic is now the 2nd largest health care profession
in the world! The Unifour Chiropractic Alliance (UCA) brings
decades of chiropractic experience to this area. Check out
our website (www.unifourchiropracticalliance.com) to find a
chiropractor to address your health issues.
Unifour Chiropractic Alliance

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Recovering from an injury, surgery or illness?
Find comfort and state-of-the-art rehabilitation
services at Lutheran Homes. The rehabilitation team
will work with your physician to develop a
comprehensive program to promote movement
and function following:
Joint replacement surgery Stroke Fractures
Traumatic injury Other life-changing conditions

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General
Inpatient Care:
A Specialized

Benefit
for Hospice
Patients

What is general inpatient care?


Hospice inpatient care provides patients with an
alternative to going to a local hospital to receive shortterm treatment for symptoms that cannot be controlled
at home. The Medicare benefit for this service is called
General Inpatient Care (GIP).

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Where does GIP care take place?


The Catawba Valley Hospice House and the Sherrills Ford
Hospice House are state-of-the-art facilities fully capable
of treating patients with serious medical needs. There,
patients can expect a wealth of technology, round-theclock care, and a quiet, relaxed environment that allows
the dedicated clinical staff to do everything they can to
ease pain and help the patient feel better again.

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Why is GIP preferable to a hospital in some cases?


The staff in our hospice houses are under the direction of a
physician and are on site at each location 24 hours each day.
The team of medical personnel have extensive training and
experience in caring for patients with advanced illness. They
know what needs to be done to allow the patient to rest easy,
recuperate, and return home as quickly as possible.
How soon before the patient can go home?
Each situation and each patient is different, but Hospice staff
do everything possible to treat the most pressing needs and
get the patient feeling better again. GIP care is by nature
short-term, and Hospices goal is similar to yours to allow the
patient to be at home where he or she is most comfortable.
What kinds of things are done during GIP care?
It depends on the symptoms and pain that need to be
controlled. CRH can treat nausea that wont go away, help
when breathing becomes overly difficult, remove excess fluid
that is causing discomfort, and provide constant monitoring
of medications to achieve a proper balance. There are lots of
techniques available to restore quality of life.
Does the family have a voice in the care thats
provided?
Absolutely. No decision is made without input from the patient,
the family, and the hospice team of medical professionals.
Hospice is a health care partner, and its primary interest is the
patients quality of life. At any time, the plan of care can be
reevaluated based on disease progression and outcomes.

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What are the costs of GIP care?


Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance carriers
understand the necessity of GIP care, so they typically cover
the costs. They also dont limit the number of times a patient
can have GIP care, so you dont need to feel that a patient has
to endure pain or symptoms unnecessarily.
Why is Catawba Regional Hospice a good option?
CRH has been providing care for patients with advanced illness
every day since 1979. Its staff dedicate themselves to bringing
relief, delivering compassion, and providing comfort to people
who are suffering. Theyre the ones you want by your side
when youre in distress.
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When Tragedy Strikes . . .

Twice

If you havent lost someone near to


you yet, prepare yourself because it will
happen. We are all destined to lose loved
ones, relatives and friends its simply a
fact of life. If theres a silver lining to this
dark cloud, its the fact that most people
only have to deal with these losses one
at a time. But what if the unthinkable
happens? What if you lose two or more
loved ones in a short time period?
This is exactly what happened to
Charleen Stokes in 2014.
Charleen grew up in Burke County, part
of a family that looked like most families

in the region. Charleen had a mom


and dad, a brother and a sister. Like all
families, they had their ups and downs.
But even at the worst of times, their
love for each other kept the family
moving forward.
Then they hit speed bump number one.
Sister Tasha had been living in California
when she was diagnosed with metastatic
breast cancer at the age of 23. A fighter
to the end, Tasha battled the disease
for 16 years the last 12 years on
chemotherapy. Wanting to be closer
to her family, Tasha moved back to
North Carolina.

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My sister was just amazing,
said Charleen. She was so
strong for so long. To be
honest, I dont think most
people realized how sick
she really was because she
always had a smile on her
face. When people would
ask her how she was doing,
she would tell them she was
hanging in there. I realized
later that she was trying to be
honest but at the same time
not answering the question.
I do know that one of her
biggest concerns was Mom
and Dads feelings. She told
me one time that no parent
should ever have to bury a
child.
Tasha had been home for
only three months when
the family hit speed bump
number two. Charleens mom,

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Joanne, was diagnosed with


stage 4 lung cancer. A lifelong
smoker, her prognosis was 16
months or less.
I dont think Mom realized
what stage 4 meant,
especially in the beginning,
said Charleen. I do know
that mom was afraid at first. I
didnt know what to tell her or
what to do. The whole family
was thrown into this horrible
situation.
Although Tasha only spent
a couple of days in hospice
care, Joanne was in hospice
care for over 4 months.
Without a doubt, Burke
Hospice & Palliative Care was
a Godsend for me and my
family, said Charleen. I call
them Angels in Scrubs. They
didnt just take my Mom into
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NEW LOOK. SAME EXPERTISE.


Its time for a new look as we celebrate twenty years

Specialists in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease.

Caroll Koscheski, MD

John Meier, MD

Gregory Diamonti, MD Gaa Richardson, MD

Frank Wright, MD

Susan Nikrooz, MD

Gastroenterology Associates, P.A.


415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
www.gastro-associates.net 828.328.3300

Simon Allport, MD

Siddharth Sura, MD

Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. was founded in


1996 by Dr. Caroll Koscheski and Dr. John Meier.
Over the years, the practice has grown from two
doctors with three employees to an eight physician
group specializing in the prevention, diagnosis,
treatment and management of digestive and
liver diseases.
As our practice continues to grow, we are
committed to providing our patients with quality
care, expertise and advanced techniques within
our specialty.

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their care they took the whole family. Its so clear that this
wasnt just a job for them its a passion for them. They gave
me, my brother and Dad hope. They knew what we were going
through before we even knew. Throughout this ordeal, I could
always feel the love they poured into everything they did.
Tasha went into the Inpatient Center at Burke Hospice &
Palliative Care in January of 2014. She spent two days in the
facility before she passed.
I didnt realize or wouldnt accept just how sick Tasha was,
said Charleen. Looking back I can see that Tasha was holding
on as hard as she could for Moms sake. We all visited Tasha
at the center, including Mom, on her last day. Maybe Mom
could see it better than the rest of us because she stopped
talking that day. Tasha, being the fighter that she was, waited
until we all left before she would allow herself to succumb to
the disease. Only my brother was there at the end. I know my
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While learning about an ailment is important, there are some
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Online forums could be more harm than help. Many people


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consistency with products that come from nature. Just as
grapes may produce a different tasting wine year after year,
herbs may not always produce the same potency.
There are side effects. Natural doesnt always mean safe.
Keep in mind that illegal drugs like marijuana and opium come
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safe. Even the tobacco in cigarettes is from a naturally growing
plant, and smoking is responsible for the majority of lung
cancer cases every year. Ginseng, ginkgo biloba and even
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more freely. Certain vitamins in high levels can be toxic. Kava
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Herbs are not always regulated. In the United States, herbs
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Herbs and conventional medicines are not always


compatible. While herbal treatment can be used in
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Complications can arise from the interaction between
conventional medicines and herbal medications. Herbs may
reduce or increase the effects of certain medications that
can result in organ damage or even fatality. St. Johns Wort,
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effectiveness of oral contraceptives and also changes the
plasma concentrations of omeprazole, a GERD medication.
Herbal remedies may delay doctor visits, putting men and
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Annual physicals: Gynecologists and family doctors can


conduct physical examinations. Both can order blood lab
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vitamin deficiencies. Heart rate, blood pressure, weight, and
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Colds and coughs: In theory, a gynecologist may be able
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Early signs of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer does not always show signs or symptoms
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that a physician or health care professional can observe
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Physician
Directory 2016
CaTAWBACOUNTY
Acupuncture
Elizabeth Beadle, DC, MA, Dipl, AC

Audiology
Dr. Gordon L. Fletcher, Au.D

CATAWBACOUNTY

Healing For Life


Chiropractic & Acupuncture
2436 N. Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828-325-5850
www.drbeadle.com

Viewmont Audiology
336 10th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4327
www.viewmontaudiology.com

Allergy & Immunology

Viewmont Audiology
336 10th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4327
www.viewmontaudiology.com

Dr. Joseph T. Inglefield, III

American Board of Allergy & Immunology


Unifour Medical Commons on Tate Boulevard
220 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-1275 Hickory
1-800-432-5015
www.hickoryallergy.com

Sarbjeet K. Sran, M.D.

Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology


Allergy & Asthma Associates, P.A.
912 2nd Street NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-327-0600
828-327-3223
www.allergyasthmadoc.com

Alternative Health
Annette Featherstone, LE

Professional Electrolysis
Permanent Hair Removal
Located in Image Studios
A full service salon
3356 Hwy 70 SE
Newton, NC 28658
Cellphone (Call or Text): 740-307-1365
or 828-465-4943
www.electrolysispermanenthairremoval.com

Alison Newton, LC, LCT, LMBT


BA, CT1626, LMBT#8609
Anew Vision Academy
Institute of Skin and Spa Sciences
605 W. 25th Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-994-4100
www.anewvisionacademy.vpweb.com

Dr. Kim Clontz Franklin, Au.D.

Barbara Lockwood, MA, FAAA

22 Years Experience
Barbaras Hearing Service
715 Fairgrove Church Road SE , Suite 102
Conover, NC 28613
828-322-4750
Hear well. Live well.
www.barbarashearing.com

Cardiology
Luke Byrnes, M.D.

Catawba Valley Cardiology


3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2354

Derek Luney, M.D., FACC


Catawba Valley Cardiology
3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2354

Lisa Michel, PA-C

Catawba Valley Cardiology


3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2354

Jeff Neal, DO, Pharm.D.


Catawba Valley Cardiology
3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2354

PHYSICIANS DIRECTORY l 2016 FOOTHILLS

Catawba Valley Cardiology


3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2354

Sara Paul, DNP, FNP


Catawba Valley Cardiology
3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2354

James Ritter, M.D., FACC, FSCAI


Catawba Valley Cardiology
3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2354

Wesley N. Reid, PA-C

Hickory Cardiology Associates


1771 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-4804
Fax: 828-324-7256
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Mindy Watson, PA-C

Hickory Cardiology Associates


1771 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-4804
Fax: 828-324-7256
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Thomas M. Wiley, M.D., FACC

Catawba Valley Cardiology


3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2354

Hickory Cardiology Associates


1771 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-4804
Fax: 828-324-7256
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Justin D. Ellis, PA-C

Ghassan Alkoutami, M.D., FACC

Hickory Cardiology Associates


1771 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-4804
Fax: 828-324-7256
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


2660 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-261-0009
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Brian P. Hearon, M.D., FACC, FCCP, FSCAI

S. Andrew Call, PA-C

Hickory Cardiology Associates


1771 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-4804
Fax: 828-324-7256
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


2660 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-261-0009
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Steven M. Isserman, M.D., FACC

Kevin McMahon, PA-C

Brian Steg, M.D., FACC

Hickory Cardiology Associates


1771 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-4804
Fax: 828-324-7256
www.HickoryCardiology.com

R. Norman McDonald, M.D., FACC

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


2660 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-261-0009
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

John A. Morrison, M.D., FACC

Hickory Cardiology Associates


1771 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-4804
Fax: 828-324-7256
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


2660 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-261-0009
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Sanjay K. Patel, M.D., FACC

Phillip A. Paspa, M.D., FACC

Hickory Cardiology Associates


1771 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-4804
Fax: 828-324-7256
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


2660 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-261-0009
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

CATAWBACOUNTY

Whitney Patterson, NP

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Vincent J. Patrone, M.D., FACC

Michelle H. Woods, PA-C

Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat, M.D., FACC

Dentistry

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


2660 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-261-0009
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


2660 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-261-0009
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Richard D. Schultz, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
2660 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-261-0009
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

CATAWBACOUNTY

Chiropractic
Elizabeth Beadle, DC, MA, Dipl, AC
Healing For Life
Chiropractic & Acupuncture
2436 N. Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828-325-5850
www.drbeadle.com

Daniel Connor Hilton, DC

Hilton Family Chiropractic Clinic


715 Fairgrove Church Rd SE, Suite 101
Conover, NC 28613
828-328-2371
d.connorhiltondc@gmail.com

Endocrinology
A. Rodman Barber, M.D.
Piedmont Endocrinology
311 9th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-7338
Fax: 828-304-6319
www.piedendo.com

Venkatarama S. Donepudi, M.D.


Piedmont Endocrinology
311 9th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-7338
Fax: 828-304-6319
www.piedendo.com

Ian J. Orozco, M.D.

Piedmont Endocrinology
311 9th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-7338
Fax: 828-304-6319
www.piedendo.com

Piedmont Endocrinology
311 9th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-7338
Fax: 828-304-6319
www.piedendo.com

J. Mark Helton, DDS, PA


General Dentistry
2540 15th Street NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-325-0844
www.heltondentistry.com

Family Practice
Julia Alexander, PA-C

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Southeast Catawba
6127 South Hwy 16
Denver, NC 28037
704-483-0340

Maureene Andrews, PA-C


Catawba Valley Family Medicine
Viewmont
221 13th Avenue Place NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-1699

Amanda Bailey, DO

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Claremont
2890 South Lookout Street
Claremont, NC 28610
828-459-7324

Cammy Benton, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


South Hickory
1985 Startown Road, Suite 102
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-4745

Gregory Brooks, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Sandy Ridge
2820 16th Street NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-304-0840

Michael Burton, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Medical Arts
24 2nd Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2231

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Andrew Chesson, M.D.

Christi Lucas, FNP

Joy Duckworth, NP-C

Michael Lutz, PA

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Taylorsville
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-7076

James Jim Fox, PA-C

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Catawba
200 Rosenwald School Street
Catawba, NC 28609
828-241-2377

Robert Glenn, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Medical Arts
24 2nd Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2231

Benjamin Goodman, M.D.


Catawba Valley Family Medicine
Sandy Ridge
2820 16th Street NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-304-0840

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Mountain View
2712 S NC Hwy 127
Hickory, NC 28602
828-330-0511

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


West Mountain View
1940 Briarwood Drive, Suite A
Hickory, NC 28602
828-294-1116

Penny Matlock, FNP-C

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


West Mountain View
1940 Briarwood Drive, Suite A
Hickory, NC 28602
828-294-1116

Keith McManus, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Maiden
137 Island Ford Road
Maiden, NC 28650
828-428-2446

Steven Merrill, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Taylorsville
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-7076

Gale Hamilton-Brandon, M.D.

Tonya Millsaps, PA-C

Brian Kauth, M.D.

Jacques Txuj Ci Moua, M.D.

Jason Kihneman, M.D.

Deji Okuboye, DO

Baxter Leonard, M.D.

Shital Patel, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Northeast Hickory
2386 Springs Road NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-256-2112

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Northeast Hickory
2386 Springs Road NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-256-2112

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


West Mountain View
1940 Briarwood Drive, Suite A
Hickory, NC 28602
828-294-1116

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Medical Arts
24 2nd Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2231

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Taylorsville
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-7076

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Northeast Hickory
2386 Springs Road NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-256-2112

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Taylorsville
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-7076

Catawba Valley Family Care


105-B South Main Avenue
Newton, NC 28658
828-464-7770

CATAWBACOUNTY

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Maiden
137 Island Ford Road
Maiden, NC 28650
828-428-2446

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Scott Polster, M.D.

Christopher Witke, M.D.

Cindy Pressler, PA-C

Alan G. Forshey, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Medical Arts
24 2nd Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2231

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Maiden
137 Island Ford Road
Maiden, NC 28650
828-428-2446

Jennifer Ramos, FNP-C

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Northeast Hickory
2386 Springs Road NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-256-2112

Elizabeth Restino, M.D.

CATAWBACOUNTY

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Southeast Catawba
6127 South Hwy 16
Denver, NC 28037
704-483-0340

Steven Sanderson, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


North Hickory
212 29th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-326-0658

Teresa Stump, DO

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Maiden
137 Island Ford Road
Maiden, NC 28650
828-428-2446

Shane Summers, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Viewmont
221 13th Avenue Place NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-1699

Paul Sykes, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


South Hickory
1985 Startown Road, Suite 102
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-4745

Trina Tridico, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Medical Arts
24 2nd Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2231

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Mountain View
2712 S NC Hwy 127
Hickory, NC 28602
828-330-0511

Newton Family Physicians, P.A.


767 West 1st Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-465-3928
Fax: 828-465-3118
www.newtonfamilyphysicians.com

Bartholomew J. Lopina, M.D.


Newton Family Physicians, P.A.
767 West 1st Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-465-3928
Fax: 828-465-3118
www.newtonfamilyphysicians.com

Tonya P. Manus, FNP

Newton Family Physicians, P.A.


767 West 1st Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-465-3928
Fax: 828-465-3118
www.newtonfamilyphysicians.com

Marie Moretz, FNP

Newton Family Physicians, P.A.


767 West 1st Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-465-3928
Fax: 828-465-3118
www.newtonfamilyphysicians.com

David E. Peltzer, M.D.

Newton Family Physicians, P.A.


767 West 1st Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-465-3928
Fax: 828-465-3118
www.newtonfamilyphysicians.com

Kari J. Puett, FNP

Newton Family Physicians, P.A.


767 West 1st Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-465-3928
Fax: 828-465-3118
www.newtonfamilyphysicians.com

Shannon M. Sherfey, M.D.

Newton Family Physicians, P.A.


767 West 1st Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-465-3928
Fax: 828-465-3118
www.newtonfamilyphysicians.com

PHYSICIANS DIRECTORY l 2016 FOOTHILLS

Alan W. Story, M.D.

Mary Britton, M.D.

John K. Earl, M.D.

Gastroenterology

Michael L. Fisher, M.D.

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Hickory Family Practice Associates


52 12th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2941
www.HickoryFamilyPractice.com

Hickory Family Practice Associates


52 12th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2941
www.HickoryFamilyPractice.com

Katherine A. Hemby, M.D., FAAFP


Hickory Family Practice Associates
52 12th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2941
www.HickoryFamilyPractice.com

Sharmeen Hossain, D.O.

Hickory Family Practice Associates


52 12th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2941
www.HickoryFamilyPractice.com

Patrick J. Morgante, DO, FAAFP


Hickory Family Practice Associates
52 12th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-2941
www.HickoryFamilyPractice.com

Steven A. Gold, M.D., M.P.H.

FryeCare Family Physicians


915 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 186
Hickory, NC 28602
828-449-8458
www.FryeCareFamilyPhysicians.com

Simon Allport, M.D.

Gregory Diamonti, M.D., FACG


Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Caroll Koscheski, M.D., FACG


Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

John Meier, M.D., FACG

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Susan Nikrooz, M.D.

Graystone Family Healthcare


3511 Graystone Place
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-9355
www.GraystoneHealth.com

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Thomas F. Laney, Jr., M.D.

Gaa Richardson, M.D.

Graystone Family Healthcare


3511 Graystone Place
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-9355
www.GraystoneHealth.com

Mai Vang, PA-C

Graystone Family Healthcare


3511 Graystone Place
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-9355
www.GraystoneHealth.com

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Siddharth Sura, M.D., MPH


Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

CATAWBACOUNTY

Newton Family Physicians, P.A.


767 West 1st Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-465-3928
Fax: 828-465-3118
www.newtonfamilyphysicians.com

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Frank Wright, M.D., FACG

Allison Whitton, M.D.

Gynecology

Azra Ayubi, M.D.

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Robert Boyd, M.D.

Board Certified - Gynecology


Catawba Womens Center
1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-4140
www.catawbawomenscenter.com

Stephanie Chase, M.D.

CATAWBACOUNTY

Board Certified - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Catawba Womens Center
1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-4140
www.catawbawomenscenter.com

Scott Chatham, M.D.

Board Certified - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Catawba Womens Center
1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-4140
www.catawbawomenscenter.com

Harold Dufour, M.D.

Board Certified - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Catawba Womens Center
1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-4140
www.catawbawomenscenter.com

Robert Highland, M.D.

Board Certified - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Catawba Womens Center
1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-4140
www.catawbawomenscenter.com

Nancy Toy, M.D.

Board Certified - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Catawba Womens Center
1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-4140
www.catawbawomenscenter.com

Jason Walker, M.D.

Board Certified - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Catawba Womens Center
1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-4140
www.catawbawomenscenter.com

Board Certified - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Catawba Womens Center
1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-4140
www.catawbawomenscenter.com

Piedmont OBGYN
210 13th Avenue Place NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-3017
www.piedmontobgyn.com

Beth Blair, WHNP

Piedmont OBGYN
210 13th Avenue Place NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-3017
www.piedmontobgyn.com

J. Robert Goins, M.D.


Piedmont OBGYN
210 13th Avenue Place NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-3017
www.piedmontobgyn.com

Ryan N. Richardson, M.D.


Piedmont OBGYN
210 13th Avenue Place NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-3017
www.piedmontobgyn.com

Nancy Sciara, OGNP

Piedmont OBGYN
210 13th Avenue Place NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-3017
www.piedmontobgyn.com

F. Alice Bishopric, M.D.

The Womans Clinic


1781 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-328-2901
www.the-womans-clinic.com

Melinda Daves, WHNP-BC


The Womans Clinic
1781 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-328-2901
www.the-womans-clinic.com

Steven R. Merta, M.D.

The Womans Clinic


1781 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-328-2901
www.the-womans-clinic.com

PHYSICIANS DIRECTORY l 2016 FOOTHILLS

L. Kimball Royster, PA-C

Virginia Duany Jimenez, DO

Hearing Instrument
Specialists

David Lowry, M.D.

Donna M. Young BC-HIS, ACA


Board Certified Hearing Instrument
Sciences, Audioprosthologist
Best Value Hearing Care Centers
302 4th Street SW
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-9323 Hickory
828-754-2754 Lenoir
828-438-9685 Morganton
www.bestvaluehearing.com

Assistant Medical Director


Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Part-time Physician
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Karim Nazer, M.D.

Hospice / Palliative Care

Assistant Medical Director


Catawba Regional Hospice
7473 Sherrills Ford Road
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Patricia Bortnick, NP-C

Sally Nicks, M.D.

Nurse Practitioner
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

Melissa Braunsteiner, M.D.


Part-time Physician
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

Megan Frasure, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

Part-time Physician
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Khawaja Rehman, M.D.

Part-time Physician
Catawba Regional Hospice
7473 Sherrills Ford Road
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

William Thompson, M.D.

Nurse Practitioner
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

Medical Director
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Michael Cotton, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Kelly Stockton-Drum, NP-C

Chief Medical Officer


Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Phillip Greene, M.D.

Part-time Physician
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Elizabeth D. Cressy, M.D.


Viewmont Internal Medicine
1375 4th Street Drive NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-1213

Michael M. Hirsch, M.D., FACP


Viewmont Internal Medicine
1375 4th Street Drive NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-1213

CATAWBACOUNTY

The Womans Clinic


1781 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28602
828-328-2901
www.the-womans-clinic.com

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Lawrence Carter, M.D. - MDVIP


Internal Medicine
Adult Internal Medicine
21 18th Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-855-9560
We aim for excellence in healthcare.

Martin Chatelain, M.D.

Board Certified - Internal Medicine


Adult Internal Medicine
21 18th Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-267-2246
We aim for excellence in healthcare.

Brian J. Devin, PA-C

Swisher Internal Medicine


30 13th Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-0100
Fax: 828-324-0101
Where Quality Care is Our Primary Care.
www.swishermedicine.com

CATAWBACOUNTY

Melissa S. Fowler, PA-C

Swisher Internal Medicine


30 13th Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-0100
Fax: 828-324-0101
Where Quality Care is Our Primary Care.
www.swishermedicine.com

Jenette T. Swisher, M.D.

Swisher Internal Medicine


Board Certified - Internal Medicine
30 13th Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-0100
Fax: 828-324-0101
Where Quality Care is Our Primary Care.
www.swishermedicine.com

Haley Brown, A-GNP-C

Parkway Internal Medicine


Adult Internal Medicine
5045 Hickory Boulevard
Hickory, NC 28601
828-212-1020
www.parkwayinternalmedicine.com

Tayna Dyer, FNP-C

Parkway Internal Medicine


Adult Internal Medicine
5045 Hickory Boulevard
Hickory, NC 28601
828-212-1020
www.parkwayinternalmedicine.com

Brad Lawrence, PA-C

Parkway Internal Medicine


Adult Internal Medicine
5045 Hickory Boulevard
Hickory, NC 28601
828-212-1020
www.parkwayinternalmedicine.com

Mariely Castellanos, M.D.

FryeCare Internal Medicine - Hickory


915 Tate Boulevard, Suite 186
Hickory, NC 28602
828-303-2131
fryecareinternalmedicine.com

Marc F. Fedder, M.D., FACP

FryeCare Internal Medicine - Hickory


915 Tate Boulevard, Suite 186
Hickory, NC 28602
828-303-2131
fryecareinternalmedicine.com

Occupational Medicine
Allen R. Edwards, M.D.
Hart Industrial Clinic
2850 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-326-7000
Fax: 828-322-7663
www.HartindustrialClinic.com

David A. Schwenk, PA-C


Hart Industrial Clinic
2850 Tate Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-326-7000
Fax: 828-322-7663
www.HartindustrialClinic.com

Opthamology
Brian C. Adair, M.D.

Board Certified
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

Joseph E. Allen, M.D.

Board Certified
Comprehensive Opthamology
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

Catherine C. Betor, M.D.

Board Certified
Pediatric Specialist
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

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Richard I. Chang, M.D.

John G. Tye, M.D.

Roderick N. Hargrove, M.D., FACS

Randal J. Williams, M.D.

Board Certified
Oculoplastic Facial & Reconstructive Surgery
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com
www.eyesfacebody.com

Board Certified
Comprehensive Opthamology
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

Board Certified
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

James W. Harris, Jr, M.D.

T. Reginald Williams, M.D.

Board Certified
Glaucoma Specialist
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

Board Certified
Retina Specialist
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

Ann K. Joslyn, M.D.

Optometry

Board Certified
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

Patrick J. Kelty, M.D.

Board Certified
Retina Specialist
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

Ralph E. Oursler III, M.D.

Board Certified
Lasik/Refractive Specialist
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

Robert A. Bisanar, O.D.

Oakwood Vision Services


305 3rd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-5052
www.oakwoodvisionservices.com

Oral Surgery
Chris Brown, BS Dent., DDS
Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

Bryan R. Neuwirth, DDS, M.D.


Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

CATAWBACOUNTY

Board Certified
Cornea Specialist & Comprehensive Care
Graystone Eye
2424 Century Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2050
Hickory - Lincolnton - Lenoir - Boone - Linville
www.graystone-eye.com

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David J. Darab, DDS, MS


Drs. Darab, Richardson & Hill
3452 Graystone Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-1667
701 S. Laurel Street, Suite 2
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-732-7477
1306 Davie Avenue
Statesville, NC 28677
704-873-6988
www.omsdrs.com

Paul E. Richardson, DDS


Drs. Darab, Richardson & Hill
3452 Graystone Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-1667
701 S. Laurel Street, Suite 2
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-732-7477
1306 Davie Avenue
Statesville, NC 28677
704-873-6988
www.omsdrs.com

CATAWBACOUNTY

Orthodontics
Russell Martin, DDS, MS

Small and Martin Orthodontics


935 Fourth Street Drive Northeast
Hickory, NC 28601-3950
828-322-1250
www.smallortho.com

David Small, DDS, MS

Small and Martin Orthodontics


935 Fourth Street Drive Northeast
Hickory, NC 28601-3950
828-322-1250
www.smallortho.com

Orthopaedics
William M. Geideman, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Foot & Ankle


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
1668 NC Hwy. 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-624-1655 Taylorsville
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Russell V. Gilchrist, D.O.

Orthopedic Specialist / Spine Non-Operative


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-5172 Hickory
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Peter T. Hurley, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Sports Medicine


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Jeremy C. Johnson, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Sports Medicine


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Mark R. McGinnis, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Hand


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
1668 NC Hwy. 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
828-624-1655 Taylorsville
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Jason P. Norcross, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Hip & Knee


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
1668 NC Hwy. 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-624-1655 Taylorsville
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Jeffrey A. Knapp, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Spine


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-5172 Hickory
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Brian A. Krenzel, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Hip & Knee


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

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William M. Pekman, M.D.

Ralph J. Maxy, M.D.

Kinjal Parikh, D.O.

Patrick M. OBrien, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Spine Non-Operative


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-5172 Hickory
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Donald A. Campbell, M.D.

General Orthopaedics / Sports Medicine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
829 West 25th Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-464-3771 Newton
www.carolinaortho.com

Alfred E. Geissele, M.D.

Disorders of the Spine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
829 West 25th Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-464-3771 Newton
www.carolinaortho.com

Justin B. Jones, M.D.

General Orthopaedics / Total Joints /


Sports Medicine
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
829 West 25th Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-464-3771 Newton
www.carolinaortho.com

Timothy H. Kirkland, M.D.


General Orthopaedics
Disorders of the Hand
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
829 West 25th Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-464-3771 Newton
www.carolinaortho.com

Disorders of the Spine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
www.carolinaortho.com

General Orthopaedics / Sports Medicine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
829 West 25th Street
Newton, NC 28658
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-464-3771 Newton
www.carolinaortho.com

Stephen J. Sladicka, M.D.

General Orthopaedics / Sports Medicine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-635-8430 Taylorsville
www.carolinaortho.com

Pain Management
Michael P. Bunch, M.D.

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

CATAWBACOUNTY

Orthopedic Specialist / Hand & Elbow


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

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W. Luke Robinson, M.D.

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
www.carolinaortho.com

J. Barry Sanderlin, M.D.

CATAWBACOUNTY

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

Mark A. Tiffany, M.D.

Pain Management / Anesthesiology


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

Pediatric Care
W. Mark Barrett, M.D., FAAP
Catawba Pediatric Associates, PA
Unifour Medical Commons
240 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2550

Barbara Barringer, RN, CPNP


Catawba Pediatric Associates, PA
Unifour Medical Commons
240 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2550

Kelly B. Bridgeman, M.D., FAAP


Catawba Pediatric Associates, PA
Unifour Medical Commons
240 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2550

Jerry K. Froedge, M.D., FAAP


Catawba Pediatric Associates, PA
Unifour Medical Commons
240 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2550

Kiran C. Harrill, M.D., FAAP


Catawba Pediatric Associates, PA
Unifour Medical Commons
240 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2550

Joy S. Lowry, M.D., FAAP

Catawba Pediatric Associates, PA


Unifour Medical Commons
240 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2550

Seth A. Abel, PA-C

The ChildHealth Center, PA


1455 25th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4453
Fax: 828-324-9295
www.thechildhealthcenter.com

Misty S. Cline, FNP-C

The ChildHealth Center, PA


1455 25th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4453
Fax: 828-324-9295
www.thechildhealthcenter.com

Angela M. Frierson, M.D.


The ChildHealth Center, PA
1455 25th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4453
Fax: 828-324-9295
www.thechildhealthcenter.com

Tatyana V. Golub, M.D.

The ChildHealth Center, PA


1455 25th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4453
Fax: 828-324-9295
www.thechildhealthcenter.com

Bethany C. Hollar, FNP-C


The ChildHealth Center, PA
1455 25th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4453
Fax: 828-324-9295
www.thechildhealthcenter.com

Laura J. Luckadoo, M.D.

The ChildHealth Center, PA


1455 25th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4453
Fax: 828-324-9295
www.thechildhealthcenter.com

Denise E. Niehues, PA-C


The ChildHealth Center, PA
1455 25th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4453
Fax: 828-324-9295
www.thechildhealthcenter.com

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The ChildHealth Center, PA


1455 25th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4453
Fax: 828-324-9295
www.thechildhealthcenter.com

Pharmacy
Don Johnston, R.Ph.
Medical Center Pharmacy
126 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-7717

Podiatry
Robert Kukla, DPM

Carolina Food & Ankle


1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 203
Hickory, NC 28602
Also Seeing Patients in Taylorsville
828-304-0400
www.toedocs.com
Compassionate, Comprehensive Medical
& Surgical Care of the Foot & Ankle

Seth Weaver, DPM

Mike Long, R.Ph.

Medical Center Pharmacy


126 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-7717

Carolina Food & Ankle


1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 203
Hickory, NC 28602
Also Seeing Patients in Taylorsville
828-304-0400
www.toedocs.com
Compassionate, Comprehensive Medical
& Surgical Care of the Foot & Ankle

Bill Means, R.Ph.

Todd Williams, DPM

Medical Center Pharmacy


126 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-7717

Patrick Netherland, Pharm D.


Medical Center Pharmacy
126 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-7717

Carolina Food & Ankle


1501 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 203
Hickory, NC 28602
Also Seeing Patients in Taylorsville
828-304-0400
www.toedocs.com
Compassionate, Comprehensive Medical
& Surgical Care of the Foot & Ankle

Psychiatry

Josh Waters, Pharm D.

James T. Barker, M.D.

Bowman Drug
126 1st Avenue South
Conover, NC 28613
828-464-1354
www.bowmandrug.com

Board Certified - Psychiatry / Internal


Medicine
Hickory Psychiatric Center
24 Second Avenue NE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-9900

Plastic Surgery

Thomas K. McKean, M.D., PhD

Joseph E. Fewell, Jr., M.D.


Hickory Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery Center
50 13th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-8380
www.hickoryplasticsurgery.com

Steven Siliciano, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Hickory Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery Center
50 13th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-8380
www.hickoryplasticsurgery.com

Board Certified - Psychiatry


Hickory Psychiatric Center
24 Second Avenue NE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-9900

Jay Synn, M.D.

Board Certified - Psychiatry


Hickory Psychiatric Center
24 Second Avenue NE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-9900

David K. Sipple, PA-C

Hickory Psychiatric Center


24 Second Avenue NE, Suite 201
Hickory, NC 28601
828-324-9900

CATAWBACOUNTY

Kenneth V. Summer, M.D.

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Pulmonology
Peter Alford, M.D.

Catawba Valley Pulomonology


3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2660

William Erwin, M.D.

Catawba Valley Pulomonology


3521 Graystone Place SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-326-2660

Cassaundra Hefner, DNP, FNP-BC


FryeCare Lung Center
915 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 182
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2005
Fax: 828-322-2159
www.fryecarelungcenter.com

Richard Lupton, M.D.

CATAWBACOUNTY

FryeCare Lung Center


915 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 182
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2005
Fax: 828-322-2159
www.fryecarelungcenter.com

Franklin McGuire, M.D.

FryeCare Lung Center


915 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 182
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-2005
Fax: 828-322-2159
www.fryecarelungcenter.com

Elizabeth Owens, PA-C

FryeCare Pulmonology
3246 6th Avenue SE, Suite 200
Hickory, NC 28602
828-326-2660
www.fryecarelungcenter.com

Sleep Disorders
Sever Surdulescu, M.D.

Board Certified in Sleep Medicine


Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care
Piedmont Sleep Center
1070 Lenior Rhyne Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC
302 Mulberry Street SW
Lenior, NC
828-322-3111
Fax: 828-322-3160
www.piedmontsleepcenter.com
Sleep Studies, Consultations & CPAP Studies

Urgent Care
Mike Brashear, PA-C

Catawba Valley Urgent Care - Piedmont


2972 N. Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828-431-4955

James Goforth, M.D.

Catawba Valley Urgent Care - Piedmont


2972 N. Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828-431-4955

Charles McKaraher, M.D.

Catawba Valley Urgent Care - Piedmont


2972 N. Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828-431-4955

Erin R. Brabandt, PA-C

FryeCare Urgent Care - Conover


1105 Fairgrove Church Road SE
Conover, NC 28613
828-267-0551
828-267-0351
www.FryeCareUrgentCare.com

Vascular Surgery
Lindsay Bools, M.D.

Catawba Valley Vascular Surgery


1899 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 2108
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-9105

Christopher Griggs, DO

Catawba Valley Vascular Surgery


1899 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 2108
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-9105

Todd Piercy, M.D.

FryeCare Vascular Services


415 N. Center Street, Suite 203
Hickory, NC 28601
828-323-8281
Fax: 828-323-8322
www.FryeCareVascular.com

Weight Loss / Cosmetic


Haley Brown, A-GNP-C
NexSlim Medical Weight Loss
5045 Hickory Boulevard
Hickory, NC 28601
828-212-1023
www.nexslim.com
nexslim.hickory@yahoo.com

Tanya Dyer, FNP-C

NexSlim Medical Weight Loss


5045 Hickory Boulevard
Hickory, NC 28601
828-212-1023
www.nexslim.com
nexslim.hickory@yahoo.com

Brad Lawrence, PA-C

NexSlim Medical Weight Loss


5045 Hickory Boulevard
Hickory, NC 28601
828-212-1023
www.nexslim.com
nexslim.hickory@yahoo.com

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E. Bruce Jones, M.D.
1190 Drexel Road
Drexel, NC 28690
828-438-1930

Dr. Joseph T. Inglefield, III

American Baord of Allergy & Immunology


Unifour Medical Commons on Tate Boulevard
220 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-1275 Hickory
1-800-432-5015
www.hickoryallergy.com

Audiology
Dr. Gordon L. Fletcher, Au.D
Viewmont Audiology
336 10th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4327
www.viewmontaudiology.com

Dr. Kim Clontz Franklin, Au.D.


Viewmont Audiology
336 10th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
828-322-4327
www.viewmontaudiology.com

Paul Gamewell, M.A., CCC-A


1190 Drexel Road
Drexel, NC 28690
828-438-1930

Cardiology
Daniel V. Alexander, DO, FACC
Piedmont Cardiology Associates
721-B Malcom Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-893-0097
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Ghassan Alkoutami, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
721-B Malcom Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-893-0097
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

S. Andrew Call, PA-C

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


721-B Malcom Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-893-0097
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Kevin McMahon, PA-C

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


721-B Malcom Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-893-0097
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

John A. Morrison, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
721-B Malcom Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-893-0097
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Phillip A. Paspa, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
721-B Malcom Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-893-0097
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Vincent J. Patrone, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
721-B Malcom Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-893-0097
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
721-B Malcom Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-893-0097
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Richard D. Schultz, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
721-B Malcom Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-893-0097
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Ryan V. Miller, M.D., FACC

Hickory Cardiology Associates


137 B & C West Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-430-9050
Fax: 828-430-8809
www.HickoryCardiology.com

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W. Curtis Pearcy, M.D., FACC


Hickory Cardiology Associates
137 B & C West Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-430-9050
Fax: 828430-8809
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Chiropractic
Daniel Connor Hilton, DC

Hilton Family Chiropractic Clinic


715 Fairgrove Church Rd SE, Suite 101
Conover, NC 28613
828-328-2371
d.connorhiltondc@gmail.com

Ear, Nose & Throat


E. Bruce Jones, M.D.
1190 Drexel Road
Drexel, NC 28690
828-438-1930

Gastroenterology
BURKECOUNTY

Simon Allport, M.D.

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Gregory Diamonti, M.D., FACG


Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Caroll Koscheski, M.D., FACG


Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

John Meier, M.D., FACG

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Susan Nikrooz, M.D.

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Gaa Richardson, M.D.

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Siddharth Sura, M.D., MPH


Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Frank Wright, M.D., FACG

Board Certified
Gastroenterology Associates, PA
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601
828-328-3300
www.gastro-associates.net

Hearing Instrument
Specialists

Donna M. Young BC-HIS, ACA


Board Certified Hearing Instrument
Sciences, Audioprosthologist
Best Value Hearing Care Centers
423 S King Street
Morganton, NC 28680
828-438-9685 Morganton
828-322-9323 Hickory
828-754-2754 Lenoir
www.bestvaluehearing.com

Hospice / Palliative Care


Patricia Bortnick, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

Tisha Fisher, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

Kelly Stockton-Drum, NP-C


Nurse Practitioner
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

Virginia Duany Jimenez, DO


Assistant Medical Director
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

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Medical Director
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Oral Surgery

Chris Brown, BS Dent., DDS


Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

Bryan R. Neuwirth, DDS, M.D.


Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

Amy Brooks DDS, M.D., PhD, PLLC


320 South Green Street
Morganton, NC 28655
828-438-1010
www.DrBrooksNC.com

Orthodontics
Russell Martin, DDS, MS
Small and Martin Orthodontics
401 South Green Street
Morganton, NC 28655-3528
828-433-1242
www.smallortho.com

David Small, DDS, MS

Small and Martin Orthodontics


401 South Green Street
Morganton, NC 28655-3528
828-433-1242
www.smallortho.com

Orthopaedics
Mark S. Brazinski, M.D.

General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-6500 Morganton
www.carolinaortho.com

Christopher T. Daley, M.D.

General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
841 Malcolm Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-874-3379 Rutherford College/
Valdese
www.carolinaortho.com

Ralph J. Maxy, M.D.

Disorders of the Spine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
www.carolinaortho.com

Earl W. Walker, Jr., M.D.

General Orthopaedics
Disorders of the Foot and Ankle
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
841 Malcolm Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-874-3379 Rutherford College/
Valdese
www.carolinaortho.com

Jason D. Zook, M.D.

Disorders of the Spine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
841 Malcolm Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-874-3379 Rutherford College/
Valdese
www.carolinaortho.com

Pain Management
Michael P. Bunch, M.D.

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

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William Thompson, M.D.

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W. Luke Robinson, M.D.

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
www.carolinaortho.com

J. Barry Sanderlin, M.D.

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

Podiatry
Todd Williams, DPM

Carolina Food & Ankle


303 South Green Street, Suite 102
Morganton, NC 28655
Also Seeing Patients in Hickory
828-304-0400
www.toedocs.com
Compassionate, Comprehensive Medical
& Surgical Care of the Foot & Ankle

Seth Weaver, DPM

Carolina Food & Ankle


303 South Green Street, Suite 102
Morganton, NC 28655
Also Seeing Patients in Hickory
828-304-0400
www.toedocs.com
Compassionate, Comprehensive Medical
& Surgical Care of the Foot & Ankle

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Allergy & Immunology


E. Bruce Jones, M.D.
1190 Drexel Road
Drexel, NC 28690
828-438-1930

Audiology
Paul Gamewell, M.A., CCC-A
1190 Drexel Road
Drexel, NC 28690
828-438-1930

Ear, Nose & Throat


E. Bruce Jones, M.D.
1190 Drexel Road
Drexel, NC 28690
828-438-1930

Hospice / Palliative Care


Virginia Duany Jimenez, DO
Assistant Medical Director
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Tisha Fisher, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

William Thompson, M.D.

Medical Director
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Oral Surgery
Chris Brown, BS Dent., DDS
Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

Bryan R. Neuwirth, DDS, M.D.


Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

Orthopaedics

Mark S. Brazinski, M.D.

General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-437-6500 Morganton
www.carolinaortho.com

Christopher T. Daley, M.D.

General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
841 Malcolm Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-874-3379 Rutherford College/
Valdese
www.carolinaortho.com

Ralph J. Maxy, M.D.

Disorders of the Spine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
www.carolinaortho.com

Earl W. Walker, Jr., M.D.

General Orthopaedics
Disorders of the Foot and Ankle
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
841 Malcolm Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-874-3379 Rutherford College/
Valdese
www.carolinaortho.com

Jason D. Zook, M.D.

Disorders of the Spine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
841 Malcolm Boulevard
Rutherford College, NC 28671
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-874-3379 Rutherford College/
Valdese
www.carolinaortho.com

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Pain Management
Michael P. Bunch, M.D.

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

J. Barry Sanderlin, M.D.

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

W. Luke Robinson, M.D.

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
www.carolinaortho.com

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E. Bruce Jones, M.D.
1190 Drexel Road
Drexel, NC 28690
828-438-1930

Dr. Joseph T. Inglefield, III

American Baord of Allergy & Immunology


Unifour Medical Commons on Tate Boulevard
220 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-1275 Hickory
1-800-432-5015
www.hickoryallergy.com

Audiology
Paul Gamewell, M.A., CCC-A
1190 Drexel Road
Drexel, NC 28690
828-438-1930

Cardiology
Daniel V. Alexander, DO, FACC
Piedmont Cardiology Associates
602 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-1919
Fax: 828-754-2320
www.piedmontcardio.com

Ghassan Alkoutami, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
602 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-1919
Fax: 828-754-2320
www.piedmontcardio.com

S. Andrew Call, PA-C

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


602 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-1919
Fax: 828-754-2320
www.piedmontcardio.com

Kevin McMahon, PA-C

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


602 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-1919
Fax: 828-754-2320
www.piedmontcardio.com

John A. Morrison, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
602 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-1919
Fax: 828-754-2320
www.piedmontcardio.com

Phillip A. Paspa, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
602 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-1919
Fax: 828-754-2320
www.piedmontcardio.com

Vincent J. Patrone, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
602 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-1919
Fax: 828-754-2320
www.piedmontcardio.com

Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
602 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-1919
Fax: 828-754-2320
www.piedmontcardio.com

Richard D. Schultz, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
602 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-1919
Fax: 828-754-2320
www.piedmontcardio.com

Leverne S. Fox, Jr. M.D., FACC

Hickory Cardiology Associates


315 Wilkesboro Boulevard, Suite 1B & 2B
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-3988
Fax: 828-754-7832
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Steven M. Isserman, M.D., FACC


Hickory Cardiology Associates
315 Wilkesboro Boulevard, Suite 1B & 2B
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-3988
Fax: 828-754-7832
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Ryan V. Miller, M.D., FACC

Hickory Cardiology Associates


315 Wilkesboro Boulevard, Suite 1B & 2B
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-3988
Fax: 828-754-7832
www.HickoryCardiology.com

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W. Curtis Pearcy, M.D., FACC

Hickory Cardiology Associates


315 Wilkesboro Boulevard, Suite 1B & 2B
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-3988
Fax: 828-754-7832
www.HickoryCardiology.com

Ear, Nose & Throat


E. Bruce Jones, M.D.
1190 Drexel Road
Drexel, NC 28690
828-438-1930

Hearing Instrument
Specialists

Donna M. Young BC-HIS, ACA

CALDWELLCOUNTY

Board Certified Hearing Instrument


Sciences, Audioprosthologist
Best Value Hearing Care Centers
116 - D Pennton Avenue SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-2754 (Lenoir)
828-322-9323 (Hickory)
828-438-9685 (Morganton)
www.bestvaluehearing.com

Hospice / Palliative Care


Patricia Bortnick, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

Virginia Duany Jimenez, DO


Assistant Medical Director
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

William Thompson, M.D.

Medical Director
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Oral Surgery
Chris Brown, BS Dent., DDS
Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

Bryan R. Neuwirth, DDS, M.D.


Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

Orthopaedics
William M. Geideman, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Foot & Ankle


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
1668 NC Hwy. 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-624-1655 Taylorsville
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Peter T. Hurley, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Sports Medicine


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Brian A. Krenzel, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Hip & Knee


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Jeremy C. Johnson, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Sports Medicine


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Mark R. McGinnis, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Hand


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
1668 NC Hwy. 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
828-624-1655 Taylorsville
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

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William M. Pekman, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Hand & Elbow


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Matthew D. Hannibal, M.D.


Disorders of the Spine
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 201-B
Boone, NC 28607
828-758-7091 Lenoir
828-832-1189 Boone
www.carolinaortho.com

Jeffrey P. Keverline, M.D.

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Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

Mark A. Tiffany, M.D.

Pain Management / Anesthesiology


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

James E. Stanislaw, M.D.


General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

Newton
Family
Physicians, P.A.

Pain Management
Michael P. Bunch, M.D.

Pain Management / Physical Medicine


& Rehabilitation
Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
232 Sharon Avenue NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-437-6500 Morganton
828-758-7091 Lenoir
www.carolinaortho.com

NEWTON FAMILY
PHYSICIANS

www.newtonfamilyphysicians.com
OFFICE LOCATION: 767 West 1st Street, Newton

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Allergy & Immunology
Dr. Joseph T. Inglefield, III

American Baord of Allergy & Immunology


Unifour Medical Commons on Tate Boulevard
220 18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-1275 Hickory
1-800-432-5015
www.hickoryallergy.com

Cardiology
Daniel V. Alexander, DO, FACC
Piedmont Cardiology Associates
1668 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-635-3155
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

aLEXANDERCOUNTY

Ghassan Alkoutami, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
1668 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-635-3155
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

S. Andrew Call, PA-C

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


1668 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-635-3155
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Kevin McMahon, PA-C

Piedmont Cardiology Associates


1668 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-635-3155
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

John A. Morrison, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
1668 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-635-3155
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Phillip A. Paspa, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
1668 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-635-3155
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Vincent J. Patrone, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
1668 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-635-3155
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
1668 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-635-3155
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Richard D. Schultz, M.D., FACC


Piedmont Cardiology Associates
1668 NC Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-635-3155
Fax: 828-261-0799
www.piedmontcardio.com

Chiropractic
Daniel Connor Hilton, DC

Hilton Family Chiropractic Clinic


715 Fairgrove Church Rd SE, Suite 101
Conover, NC 28613
828-328-2371
d.connorhiltondc@gmail.com

Family Practice
Joy Duckworth, NP-C

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Taylorsville
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-7076

Steven Merrill, M.D.

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Taylorsville
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-7076

Tonya Millsaps, PA-C

Catawba Valley Family Medicine


Taylorsville
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-7076

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Catawba Valley Family Medicine
Taylorsville
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-7076

Hearing Instrument
Specialists

Donna M. Young BC-HIS, ACA

Board Certified Hearing Instrument


Sciences, Audioprosthologist
Best Value Hearing Care Centers
Alexander County Senior Center
730 7th St. SW
Taylorsville, NC 28681
302 4th Street SW
(Hickory) 828-322-9323
851 N. Center Street
(Statesville) 704-878-2320
116 - D Pennton Ave SW
(Lenoir) 828-754-2754

Hospice / Palliative Care


Megan Frasure, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Life Transitions
828-464-9459
www.YourLifeTransitions.org

Virginia Duany Jimenez, DO


Assistant Medical Director
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

William Thompson, M.D.

Medical Director
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
828-466-0466
www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Oral Surgery
Chris Brown, BS Dent., DDS
Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

Bryan R. Neuwirth, DDS, M.D.


Brown & Neuwirth
Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Center
261-18th Street Circle SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-7867 Hickory
828-433-4499 Morganton

David J. Darab, DDS, MS


Drs. Darab, Richardson & Hill
3452 Graystone Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-1667
701 S. Laurel Street, Suite 2
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-732-7477
1306 Davie Avenue
Statesville, NC 28677
704-873-6988
www.omsdrs.com

O. Jerry Hill, Jr., DDS

Drs. Darab, Richardson & Hill


1306 Davie Avenue
Statesville, NC 28677
704-873-6988
www.omsdrs.com

Paul E. Richardson, DDS


Drs. Darab, Richardson & Hill
3452 Graystone Place SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-322-1667
701 S. Laurel Street, Suite 2
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-732-7477
1306 Davie Avenue
Statesville, NC 28677
704-873-6988
www.omsdrs.com

Orthopaedics
William M. Geideman, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Foot & Ankle


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
1668 NC Hwy. 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-624-1655 Taylorsville
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Mark R. McGinnis, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Hand


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
3060 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
1668 NC Hwy. 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-728-7123 Hudson
828-624-1655 Taylorsville
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

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Deji Okuboye, DO

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Jason P. Norcross, M.D.

Orthopedic Specialist / Hip & Knee


Ortho Carolina
214 18th Street, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
1668 NC Hwy. 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-322-5172 Hickory
828-624-1655 Taylorsville
www.orthocarolina.com/hickory

Stephen J. Sladicka, M.D.

General Orthopaedics / Sports Medicine


Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602
50 Macedonia Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-324-2800 Hickory
828-635-8430 Taylorsville
www.carolinaortho.com

Podiatry

LIFETRANSITIONS
treating the person, not just an illness

We help
manage
chronic

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Robert Kukla, DPM

Carolina Food & Ankle


1668 Hwy 16 South
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-304-0400
www.toedocs.com
Compassionate, Comprehensive Medical
& Surgical Care of the Foot & Ankle

illnesses
that limit
daily
activities.

Life Transitions cares for patients with


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828.464.9459
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spotlight on health

Hickory

Morganton

Why is it important
Your Community Hospital
has received
Magnet recognition?

The Magnet program recognizes excellence in a hospitals nursing program, and is the
highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Catawba
Valley Medical Center became only the 32nd
recognition in 2001. Now, with four consecutive Magnet recognitions each time showing
continued improvement and innovation in our nursing practice Catawba was only the
23rd hospital to do so (a group made up of less than 1% of U.S. hospitals). Magnet recognition

higher patient satisfaction, availability of help, and lower mortality rates.
Were very proud of our Magnet recognition, but our community should be just as proud
its one of the many ways were working to improve the health of our community.

828/326-3000
www.catawbavalleymedical.org

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