New physician Dr. Lindsay Herbert joins Mission Community Medicine Old Fort

Press release

From Mission Health:

OLD FORT, N.C. (July 29, 2013) – Mission Community Medicine Old Fort, an affiliate of McDowell Hospital, welcomes Lindsay Herbert, DO, as the newest physician at the practice.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Herbert as part of the team at Community Medicine Old Fort,” said Lynn Boggs, President and CEO of McDowell Hospital. “Dr. Herbert has focused experience in geriatrics, medical missions, osteopathic manipulation, preventive care, and women’s health. Her ability in these areas and her passion for patient-centered care give her a comprehensive perspective on caregiving and ensure that the patients of western North Carolina will be in excellent hands.”

Prior to joining Community Medicine Old Fort, Dr. Herbert completed her residency at the Georgia Health Sciences University Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. During that time, she also worked as a physician at MedNow Urgent Care in Evans, GA. She earned her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, GA, and her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“I am thrilled to join Community Medicine Old Fort and to begin working with the patients in this region,” said Dr. Herbert. “I believe that education is essential for patients to optimize their health, and part of my job as a doctor is to teach people the preventive measures they need to improve and maintain their health.”
In her free time, Dr. Herbert enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and pets.

Please join us as we meet and greet Dr. Herbert on Thursday, August 1 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the community room of the Community Medicine Old Fort practice. This event is open to the community.

Community Medicine Old Fort is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 32 East Main Street. To schedule an appointment, please call (828) 659-5777.

About McDowell Hospital
McDowell Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, not-for-profit hospital located in Marion, N.C. Established in 1908, the hospital is licensed for 65 beds and has about 440 employees, including 120 RNs. The hospital is supported by practice service lines that include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Currently five of its primary care practices have been recognized by CMS as Rural Health Clinics, and McDowell Hospital is developing an expanded primary care network for western North Carolina. McDowell Hospital is part of Mission Health, named in 2012 and 2013 as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition. For more information, please visit

About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.
Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub- specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 730 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 9,500 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-


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