FryeCare Hickory Family Practice Associates

Our Team

Payton Fennell, DO

Board-Certified in Sports Medicine 

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As a fellowship trained sports medicine physician, Dr. Fennell creates a bridge between family medicine and orthopedics. He offers a wide range of services to patients of all ages from splinting and casting to specialized treatment for athletes with diabetes, asthma and hypertension. As he grew up wrestling and playing football in a small town in New Jersey, he developed a passion for helping injured athletes return to play quickly and safely. Dr. Fennell’s training also enables him to help patients with repetitive motion injuries return to work pain free. Dr. Fennell is a team physician for Lenoir-Rhyne University and Fred T. Foard High School and is a member of the American Medical Association for Sports Medicine.

Education

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Services

  • Treatment of sports injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury/concussion

Michael L. Fisher, MD

Board-Certified in Family Medicine

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Dr. Fisher is board-certified in Family Medicine and has been practicing in the foothills area for 14 years. He chose Family Practice because it enables him to work with patients of all ages, treating a wide range of conditions. Family is very important to Dr. Fisher, and he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. One of their favorite things to do together is to explore the outdoors, and they are always on the lookout for new places to hike and camp.

Education

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Methodist Hospital – Indiana University  

Services

  • Urgent Care
  • Preventive Health Exams: Annual, employment, and sports physicals
  • Dermatology: Identifying and removing some skin cancers
  • Well Women Care: Gynecology and hormone treatments
  • Care for Chronic Conditions: Obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, and allergies
  • Infant & Child Care: Newborn care, well child visits, immunizations
  • Blood Testing: Screening for diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney, thyroid or prostate disease

Katherine A. Hemby, MD, FAAFP

Board Certified in Family Medicine

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Before medical school in the Netherland Antilles, Katherine received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Chemistry at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Hemby is committed to serving you and your family with healthcare excellence. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, pilates, scuba diving, and cooking.

Education

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherland Antilles
Residency: Southwest Georgia Family Medicine

Services

  • Urgent Care
  • Preventive Health Exams: Annual, employment, and sports physicals
  • Dermatology: Identifying and removing some skin cancers
  • Well Women Care: Gynecology and hormone treatments
  • Care For Chronic Conditions: obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, and allergies
  • Infant & Child Care: newborn care, well child visits, immunizations
  • Blood Testing: screening for diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney, thyroid or prostate disease

Sharmeen Hossain, DO

Board Certified in Osteopathic Medicine and Family Medicine

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Dr. Hossain is a board-certified family practice physician with special interests in Osteopathic Medicine and women’s health. She is focused on building strong, lasting relationships with her patients, and offers a wide array of advanced medical services. When she is not treating patients, Dr. Hossain enjoys traveling, cooking, photography, and plays several musical instruments including the piano and drums.

Education

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Residency: Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Services

  • Urgent Care
  • Preventive Health Exams: Annual, employment, and sports physicals
  • Dermatology: Identifying and removing some skin cancers
  • Well Women Care: Gynecology and hormone treatments
  • Care For Chronic Conditions: obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, and allergies
  • Infant & Child Care: newborn care, well child visits, immunizations
  • Blood Testing: screening for diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney, thyroid or prostate disease

Patrick J. Morgante, DO, FAAFP
 

Board Certified in Osteopathic Medicine

Education

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Naval Hospital Pensacola

Services

  • Preventive Health Exams: Annual, employment, and sports physicals
  • Dermatology: Identifying and removing some skin cancers
  • Well Women Care: Gynecology and hormone treatments
  • Care For Chronic Conditions: obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, and allergies
  • Infant & Child Care: newborn care, well child visits, immunizations
  • Blood Testing: screening for diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney, thyroid or prostate disease

Deanna L. Vaughn, FNP

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Deanna L. Vaughn, FNP, provides comprehensive care to our community.

Education

Master's Degree: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Services

  • Women's health
  • Preventive Health Exams: Annual, employment, and sports physicals
  • Removal/biopsy of skin lesions, tumors and cysts
  • Care For Chronic Conditions: obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, and allergies
  • Infant & Child Care: newborn care, well child visits, immunizations
  • Blood Testing: screening for diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney, thyroid or prostate disease
  • Acute illness, infections and injuries
  • Cancer screening