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Primary Care

FirstHealth offers a variety of primary care practices to meet the health care needs of your family. FirstHealth practices are happy to accept new patients as well as physician referrals. Call (910) 715-5106 and we can help you find a primary care provider. 

Our family medicine providers can treat all ages – from babies to grandparents, while our internal medicine specialists focus on teen and adult patients. All practices include health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling and patient education. 


We diagnose and treat common acute and chronic health problems and medical conditions including complete medical histories, complete physician examinations, assessment of health status, routine lab testing, immunizations and family planning. To better serve you, the providers at our primary care practices see patients by appointment and also offer same-day appointments for acute illnesses.


After-Hours Care

For after-hours and weekend care, FirstHealth offers Convenient Care locations in Moore, Lee, Randolph, Hoke and Richmond counties. Primary Care in Raeford offers Saturday walk-in clinic (see clinic info below).


Appointment Information

Please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment and check in with the front office receptionist. We also ask that you bring the following items to your office visit:


  • All medications you are currently taking
  • Current insurance information, including your insurance card
  • If you have more than one insurance carrier, please let us know which plan is primary


If you must cancel an appointment, please call at least 24 hours ahead of your scheduled appointment. This will allow other patients to be scheduled for an appointment in your place. 


Payment is expected at the time of service. You may pay by cash, personal check, Visa or MasterCard. Payment plans are available; see the patient accounts representative prior to your appointment for more information. FirstHealth Primary Care will file your primary and secondary insurance. However, all deductibles and co-payments should be paid in full at the time of service.


FirstHealth Primary Care providers accept assignment on all Medicare charges. Patients are responsible for their annual deductible and 20 percent of the allowable charges at the time services are rendered.


Video Visits Available at Family Medicine, Primary Care Clinics

FirstHealth is also expanding care capabilities at its Family Medicine and Primary Care clinics throughout the region. Video visits will allow patients to continue seeing their primary care physician when they need assistance with an acute care or chronic medical issue. Patients can begin the process with a phone call from a nurse and then have a live video chat with their provider. Like a normal office visit, providers who have relationships with established patients will be able to prescribe medications or schedule imaging or diagnostic work.




Office Locations

Family Medicine, Biscoe
104 Professional Drive
Biscoe, NC  27209
(910) 428-1544 fax: (910) 235-7958
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon


Family Medicine, Candor
210 E. Main Street 
Candor, NC  27229
(910) 974-7555 fax: (910) 235-7959
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m-noon
Sharon Saunders, FNP-C; 


Family Medicine, Carthage
304 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC  28327
(910) 947-3000 fax: (910) 235-7939
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thomas R. Leonard, M.D.Kimberly Donze, FNP-C


Family Medicine, Carthage
1001 Monroe Street
Carthage, NC  28327
(910) 947-3521 fax: (910) 947-3529
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Marcia Ballard, FNP-C.Leslie Purvis, FNP-C


Family Medicine, Chatham
200 E Salisbury Street
Pittsboro, NC  27312
(919) 545-0580 fax: (910) 235-7931
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-noon
James Liffrig, M.D. 


Family Medicine, Ellerbe
112 E. Ballard St.
Ellerbe NC 28338
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday:  7 a.m.-noon     
Bo Kopynec, M.D.; Bridget Thompson, PA-C


Family Medicine, Hamlet
1021 W. Hamlet Avenue, Suite 5
Hamlet, NC 28345
(910) 582-5166 fax: (910) 235-7952
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-noon
Charlita Mangrum, M.D.


Family Medicine, Pinehurst
150 Ivey Lane, Suite B
Pinehurst, NC  28374
(910) 215-5210 fax: (910) 235-7988
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-noon
Ann Marie Richards, M.D. Grace Ball, D.O.;  Melissa Aubin, PA-C;  Crystal Frutchey, PA-C


Family Medicine, Raeford 
313 Teal Drive
Raeford, NC 28376
(910) 904-2350 fax: (910) 235-7963
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Marcus Lowry, M.D.; Michael D. Nissen, FNP; Robert G. Townsend III, D.O.; Tricia Reich, FNP; Zena Kobaissi, PA-C ; Priscilla Locklear, FNP


Family Medicine, Robbins
300 South Middleton Street
Robbins, NC 27325
(910) 948-2911;  fax: (910) 235-7965
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m-noon
William L. Bell, M.D.


Family Medicine, Rockingham
104 Physicians Park Drive 
Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 895-1989 fax: (910) 235-7960
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Jeffrey Kern; PA-CErnie Tamez, PA-C


Family Medicine, Rockingham
921 Long Drive, Suite 101 
Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 417-3850 fax: (910) 235-7964
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Mary Catherine Moree, M.D.; Emily N. Phillips, PA-C;    Joseph Gillham, M.D.;  Samantha Ammons, FNP;  Megan Moore, AGNP;  Jaclyn Bates, PA-C


Family Medicine, Sanford
3110 S. Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC  27332
(919) 842-3570  fax: (910) 235-7930
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Vindya Jeyaretnam, D.O.   Kelli Baker Tillman, FNP-C, APRN


Family Medicine, Seven Lakes
1035-C Seven Lakes Drive
West End NC 27376
(910) 673-0045 fax: (910) 235-7966
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Amina Moghul, D.O.Tilak Pokharel M.D.;  Jolena Allred, DNP, FNP-C  


Family Medicine, Vass
3349 US 1 Highway
Vass, NC  28394
(910) 245-7678 fax: (910) 235-7968
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Janine Hepler, FNP-C:   Angela Walling, FNP-C


Family Medicine, Whispering Pines
7473 - B Hwy 22
Whispering Pines, NC 28327
(910) 215-5115 fax : (910) 235-7969
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Todd Nicholson, PA-C;  Tom Wilkins, PA-C


Internal Medicine, Hamlet
222 West Main Street
Hamlet, NC 28345
(910) 205-0400 Fax: (910) 235-7956
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 8:30-11 a.m.
Luiz Nascimento, M.D.; Diane Brown, ANP


Internal Medicine, Pinehurst
293 Olmsted Blvd., Suite 1, McCormick Building
Pinehurst, NC 28374
(910) 715-8541 Fax: (910) 235-7971
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ronald D. Walters, M.D.;   Brianne Evans, PA-C;   Nancy Smyth, FNP-C


Internal Medicine, Rockingham
809 S. Long Drive, Ste. H
Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 417-4005 Fax: (910) 235-7979
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Gleybis Sanchez Lobaina, M.D.;  Hannah Graham, PA-C


Primary Care, Raeford
Physician Offices & Specialty Center
6322 Fayetteville Road 
Raeford, NC  28376     
(910) 878-6700 fax: (910) 235-7976
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-noon. 
James Mergy, M.D.;  Jamie Dickerhoff, FNP-CAmanda Wendenburg, FNP


Primary Care, Sanford
2919 Beechtree Drive
Sanford, NC  27730    
(919) 897-2256 fax: (910) 235-7957  
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-noon. 
Addison Zhang, M.D.;   Jennifer Roehrs, D.O.;  


Primary Care, Southern Pines
1690 US 1 South
Southern Pines, NC  28387   
(910) 684-5159- fax: (910) 235-7887
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-noon.
Nicole Jackson, D.O.    Michael Williamson, DNP, FNP-C


Primary Care & Cardiology, Troy *
522 Allen St., Suite 101 
Troy, NC 27371
(910) 571-5510 fax: (910) 235-7967
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Gabriel Lopez, M.D. (habla espanol);  Taressa Bryan, FNP


School-Based Health Center - East
1834 S US 220 Alt. Hwy 
Biscoe, NC 27209 
(910) 528-9392

School-Based Health Center - West
129 NC Hwy 109 S 
Mt Gilead, NC 27306 
(910) 572-1979



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