April 27, 2022
HICKORY, NC (April 27, 2022) – FryeCare Physicians Network recently welcomed the following health care providers to their new medical practices: Nick Slager, FNP, and Twilla Walker, NP. Same-day appointments and online scheduling are available.
Nick Slager, FNP, family nurse practitioner, is accepting new patients at FryeCare Generations Family, located at 2801 16th St. NE in Hickory. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 828-324-0359, or online at www.FryeCarePhysicians.com.
Slager specializes in primary care for every member of the family. He offers annual physicals, preventive health, treatment for minor conditions and injuries, and management of chronic conditions including diabetes and hypertension.
He completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing at Western North Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Slager has also served in the military since 1996, including as platoon leader, company commander and medical-surgical nurse for the Army National Guard.
Twilla Walker, NP, nurse practitioner, is accepting new patients at FryeCare Cardiology, located at 2660 Tate Blvd. SE, in Hickory. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 828-261-0009, or online at www.FryeCarePhysicians.com.
Walker specializes in general cardiology for adults. She offers testing and treatment for coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and peripheral artery disease. Walker also assists in identification of arrhythmias.
She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Walker completed graduate school at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.
FryeCare Physicians Network offers preventive, diagnostic and treatment services in a compassionate environment—close to home. The network includes more than 70 experienced providers in a range of specialties, including cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, family and internal medicine, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and vascular surgery. Learn more at www.FryeCarePhysicians.com.
About Frye Regional Medical Center
A part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Frye Regional Medical Center has served the health and medical needs of the residents of the Catawba Valley region since 1911 with a commitment to delivering high quality and compassionate care with a focus on patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. In 2020, the hospital made more than $5.2 million in capital investments; donated more than $79 million in services to those in need; and added 55 employed, affiliated and telehealth providers.
Frye Regional Medical Center includes a 355-bed acute care hospital—home to the Frye Brain Center, Cancer Center, Heart Center, Lung Center, Orthopedics, General and Vascular Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss, and Women’s Center with a Level III NICU.
The hospital also features a 32-bed Emergency Department, 29-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, 15-bed Surgical Suite and Inpatient/Outpatient Imaging. Frye Regional’s South Campus is home to an 81-bed Behavioral Health Hospital. The health system also offers regional access to more than 70 primary care and specialty care providers through the FryeCare Physicians Network. Learn more at www.MyFryeRegional.com.