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JEFFERSON — Ashe Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Fleetwood Family Medicine will be opening May 10.

Located at 13300-12290 U.S. Highway 221 S in Fleetwood, Fleetwood Family Medicine will offer accessible, high-quality healthcare for all ages, ranging from infant care to adult family medicine.

The new clinic, which is affiliated with Ashe Memorial Hospital, will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and accepts most major insurance plans.

“Rural residents often encounter barriers to healthcare that limit their ability to obtain the care they need,” James Lambert, vice president of professional and support services for Ashe Memorial Hospital, said. “I’m excited that Fleetwood Family Medicine will create access to primary care for the residents of surrounding communities; and those patients will have necessary and appropriate healthcare in a timely manner.”

“We are excited to be opening Fleetwood Family Medicine and providing excellence in primary care to patients in the surrounding communities,” Teresa Armstrong, director of practice management for Ashe Memorial Hospital, said. “We plan to meet the family medicine needs of patients in this underserved area.”

Fleetwood Family Medicine provider Katie Miller, FNP-C, will work alongside patients to ensure their and their family’s needs are met. The new clinic will offer primary care services as well as care for common and complex conditions, ranging from cold and flu, ear infections and gastrointestinal problems to falls, minor burns and lacerations.

In addition to providing primary care services, Miller and her team will also draw labs, perform small medical procedures and handle acute care visits.

“The level of care will remain the same, but this is a new opportunity to serve new patients,” Miller said. “I’m looking forward to being able to provide my patients in a rural community with complete care that embodies their physical, emotional and mental health. This will be a new opportunity for them.”

Fleetwood Family Medicine is now accepting patients. For more information on Fleetwood Family Medicine or to schedule an appointment, call (336) 877-9090.

About Ashe Memorial Hospital

For nearly 80 years, Ashe Memorial Hospital’s dedicated team of board certified physicians, nurses and staff members have provided the highest quality medical care available to the people of Ashe County and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Ashe Memorial Hospital offers a wide variety of emergency, elective, rehabilitation and preventative health services.

Founded in 1941, Ashe Memorial Hospital is a fully accredited 25 bed critical hospital located in Jefferson, N.C. For more information, visit ashememorial.org or call (336) 846-7101.

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