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Family 1st Healthcare Associates is accepting new patients!

Family Nurse Practitioner Karen Clarke's speciality is diabetes management as well as Woman's Health Services


Physician Assistant Robert Swedlund, specializes in complex medical management as well as joint disorders.

Call 828-239-9400 to schedule today! 


602 Morganton Blvd SW, Lenoir 28645
828-239-9400- Phone, 833-449-4125-Fax

What makes us special?

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Doctor Examining Patient
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Utilizes Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

 Our providers not only diagnosis problems and treat those problems, but they also incorporate that treatment and that response into their family, their culture, their daily lives and their community.

Unaffiliated from hospital systems

Provides the ability to have high quality and personalized care in Western North Carolina without the pressure of industrialized medicine/conveyor belt approach.

Local Business

We are able to provide health care for our local community while giving back to our community through school sponsorships, sport sponsorships, scholarships, donations, resources, etc.

Our team of professionals are  prepared to meet all your family's healthcare needs

Family Medicine 


Meet Garth

Garth is a vital part of our staff providing tail wagging, comfort to our patients.  A service trained lab/retriever mix who knows over 40 commands, Garth loves to show off.

Our Patient Reviews

Dr. Kelley is the best doctor I have had in most my life. She really seem to care for your patient. She listens and looks for ways to help the patient without pharmaceuticals as long as the patient is willing to work with her.

Debora P.

Really enjoy the way they interact with us, as patients yes but also as people. Not just a number being processed. Dr Swedlund takes the time to listen, ask questions and then recommend solutions. Just what my family wants in healthcare.

T. Moza

I cannot begin to tell you how great this place is. Not only is Dr. Kelli Kelley the absolute best but her staff members are just as wonderful. Dr. Kelley listens to you and actually cares about you as a person, not just a client. You don't find many doctors that will take the time to talk to you and get to know you personally and to me that's a game changer. So, if you want someone who genuinely cares, give her a try. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. I'm very thankful and blessed I found these wonderful people.

K. Fisher


Meet Bin.  Our newest addition to Family 1st Healthcare, Bin is able to assist our patients with making and changing your appointments.  Bin will also expedite your messages to the correct staff  member to meet your needs.


"Not just high quality, but personalized"

Family 1st Healthcare Associates offers a wide range of services by highly trained and experienced medical professionals with extensive backgrounds and certifications.  We believe in educating and advising our patients and their family members every step of the way. It’s an approach that keeps our patients happier and healthier. Please see some of the services we offer below, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

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In Home Visits

Contact Us

828-239-9400 (phone)

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