Swain Family Care at Swain Community Hospital offering pediatric walk-in clinic

May 3, 2016

Bryson City, N.C. – Swain Family Care is pleased to announce a walk-in clinic for pediatric patients 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday at the practice, located inside Swain Community Hospital, at 45 Plateau St. on Hospital Hill.

The walk-in clinic is for established patients and no appointment is needed.

Dr. Brooke Budde is a pediatrician who has cared for patients from Swain, Jackson, Graham and Macon counties and the surrounding area for years. Dr. Budde practices alongside Tammy Johnston, MD, David Johnston, MD, and Vicki McCormack, PA at Swain Family Care. Dr. Johnston and Dr. Johnston care for pediatric patients in addition to adults of all ages. Dr. Budde also sees patients on Fridays at Harris Pediatric Care in Sylva with Charles Toledo, MD, Nick Jernigan, MD, and Joshua Alweiss, MD.

Swain Family Care is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached at (828) 488-4205.

About Harris Regional Hospital & Swain Community Hospital

Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving Western North Carolina with more than 100 physicians practicing in locations throughout a multi-county region, including Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin, an outpatient facility in Macon County.

Swain Community Hospital, established in 1950, is a Critical Access Hospital serving a multi-county region with primary care, emergency medicine and subspecialty care including a pain clinic and a transitional care unit. Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital began an affiliation in 1997 and joined Duke LifePoint Healthcare in 2014.

About Duke LifePoint Healthcare

Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint's experience in community-based hospital management and Duke's world-renowned leadership in clinical service, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.