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At Family 1st Healthcare Associates, our team of experienced healthcare professionals is committed to delivering exceptional care with a personalized touch. We understand that building a trusting relationship with your healthcare provider is essential for your well-being. Allow us to introduce you to the compassionate and skilled individuals who are here to serve you:

Get to Know Our Providers

Dr. Kelli Kelley is excited to bring personalized care to Lenoir! Born and raised in Lenoir, Kelli attended UNC-Greensboro for her undergraduate training. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Lenoir-Rhyne University and is a licensed family nurse practitioner. During her graduate studies, Dr. Kelley's subspecialties included women's health and dermatology to add to her clinical experience of nine years of cardiac care. Her graduate project involved women with cardiovascular disease and the positive connection between strong faith and a high quality of life. She enjoys spending time with her large family, her husband, 3 sons, as well as horseback riding.

Dr. Kelli Kelly


Rob Swedlund is an experienced primary care provider who has earned a well-deserved reputation previously providing care in Iredell County for 30 years. His specialties include family care including primary, chronic, and preventive care management. He also provides DOT certification exams. 

Rob is a father of 7 children and 14 grandchildren. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and Public Health Services. He resides in Lenoir with his wife Rachel. He is currently accepting new patients. 

Robert Swedlund

Physician Assistant 

Karen Clarke brings with her 35 years of health care experience; working as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the past 6 years in Caldwell County. Karen is passionate about the services she offers and loves working in the primary care setting providing care for individuals of all ages from toddlers to senior adults. She believes everyone deserves quality health care services at an affordable rate. Some services Karen offers includes but is not limited to Diabetes Management with continuous glucose monitoring, chronic disease management, wellness exams, birth control counseling, ADHD evaluations, and sports physicals. Karen lives in Caldwell County and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling with her husband, being outdoors planting flowers and walking, as well as being active in her church. She is currently accepting new patients.

Karen W. Clarke

Family Nurse Practitioner  

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