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While the spread of COVID-19 has impacted daily life, it doesn't mean you have to stop seeking out quality health care for non-emergent or ongoing medical needs. FirstHealth of the Carolinas is modifying processes and expanding care options to ensure that we focus on our core purpose: To Care For People. 

Video Visits Available at Family Medicine, Primary Care Clinics

COVID-19 has changed much about everyday life, but FirstHealth of the Carolinas remains committed to quality patient care and safety. At our Primary and Family Medicine clinics, we are ready to serve you when and where you need it.

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.



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.

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.

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.

After Hours Care:

For after hours and weekend care, FirstHealth conveniently offers Convenient Care locations in Whispering Pines, Rockingham and Sanford  and Primary Care in Raeford offers Saturday walk-in clinic (see clinic info below).


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


Family Medicine, Ellerbe
112 E. Ballard St.
Ellerbe NC 28338
(910) 817-4060   fax: (910) 235-7961

Monday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, 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. 


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


*Rural Health Clinic

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