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FirstHealth to Open Convenient Care Office in Whispering Pines

| Date Posted: 6/3/2014

Lisa Cowan, M.D.

Lisa Cowan, M.D.

WHISPERING PINES – FirstHealth of the Carolinas will bring a community health care office to Whispering Pines with the opening of a FirstHealth Convenient Care office there this summer.

The office will open Saturday, July 5,  in the Food Lion Shopping Center at 7473-C Highway 22. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Medical director is Lisa Cowan, M.D., who also serves as medical director of FirstHealth Convenient Care in Raeford and the recently opened FirstHealth Convenient Care in Rockingham.

A board certified specialist in emergency medicine, Dr. Cowan earned her medical degree from the East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, where she also completed her internship and residency.

“We are excited to bring FirstHealth Convenient Care to the Whispering Pines and Rockingham communities,” Dr. Cowan says. “We plan to be an integral part of the FirstHealth health care teams in both communities to enhance patient care for acute/episodic needs and to increase health care accessibility.”

Convenient care is appropriate for such common illnesses as colds, strep throat and sinus infections. The full range of services includes injury treatment, pediatrics, sports physicals, TB skin tests and flu shots.

Appointments will not be necessary at FirstHealth Convenient Care, and anyone will be able to walk in without an appointment at any time during office hours.

For more information about FirstHealth Convenient Care, call (800) 213-3284 or visit

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