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Meet Our Dedicated Providers at Family First HealthCare Associates

At Family First HealthCare Associates, we take great pride in introducing you to our team of skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals. Our providers are not just medical experts; they are individuals deeply committed to your health and well-being. Let's get to know the faces behind the exceptional care you'll receive:

Dr. Kelli Kelley DNP/FNP-C: Bringing Personalized Care Home

Born and raised in the heart of Lenoir, Dr. Kelli Kelley is a cherished member of our community. Her educational journey took her to UNC-Greensboro for undergraduate training, where she laid the foundation for her remarkable career in healthcare. Dr. Kelley's passion for elevating healthcare led her to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Lenoir-Rhyne University. As a licensed family nurse practitioner, she brings a wealth of experience to our practice.

Dr. Kelley's dedication to her patients is truly remarkable. With a background in cardiac care spanning nine years, she possesses a deep understanding of the intricacies of healthcare. During her graduate studies, she specialized in women's health and dermatology, further enriching her clinical expertise. Her graduate project explored the intersection of strong faith and a high quality of life in women with cardiovascular disease.

When she's not delivering exceptional care, Dr. Kelley cherishes time spent with her beloved family, including her husband and three sons. She finds solace and joy in horseback riding, connecting with the beauty of nature and animals.

Rob Swedlund, Physician Assistant: A Legacy of Excellence

Rob Swedlund is an esteemed primary care provider with a legacy of excellence that spans 30 years of dedicated service in Iredell County. His areas of expertise encompass family care, including primary, chronic, and preventive care management. Additionally, he offers DOT certification exams, ensuring the well-being of commercial drivers.

A veteran of both the United States Air Force and Public Health Services, Rob Swedlund brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to service to our practice. He is the proud father of seven children and a loving grandfather to 14 grandchildren. Rob and his wife, Rachel, call Lenoir home, and he is enthusiastic about welcoming new patients into his care.

Karen Clarke, Family Nurse Practitioner: A Passion for Quality Healthcare

With an impressive 35-year background in healthcare, Karen Clarke is a seasoned Family Nurse Practitioner who has been serving the community of Caldwell County for the past six years. Her passion for healthcare is palpable, and she thrives in the primary care setting, offering her expertise to individuals of all ages, from toddlers to senior adults.

Karen's philosophy centers around the belief that everyone deserves quality healthcare services at an affordable rate. Her comprehensive services encompass a wide range of healthcare needs, including Diabetes Management with continuous glucose monitoring, chronic disease management, wellness exams, birth control counseling, ADHD evaluations, and sports physicals.

Beyond her professional life, Karen finds joy in spending time with her family and friends, traveling with her husband, and embracing the outdoors through activities like planting flowers and walking. She is also an active member of her church and is eager to welcome new patients into her care.

At Family First HealthCare Associates, our providers are not just healthcare professionals; they are dedicated individuals who are committed to your health and well-being. When you entrust us with your healthcare needs, you become part of our extended family, and we are here to support you on your journey toward better health and well-being.

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