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Recent news from Burke Primary Care.

Oct. 28, 2023, 9:03 a.m.

Taking control of diabetes: Primary Care’s role in diabetes management

Original article published in The Paper By TARA MODE / FOR THE PAPER Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects 37 million people in the US. It requires comprehensive management to treat diabetes and prevent health problems caused by uncontrolled diabetes. A Primary Care Provider (PCP) such as doctors, nurse ... Continue Reading
Oct. 14, 2023, 9:03 a.m.

Why family medicine is a key to staying healthy, living well

Original article published in The Paper By NICOLE CLAUNCH / FOR THE PAPER Regular check-ups and family medicine play a crucial role in maintaining good health. By prioritizing regular check-ups, individuals can identify and address health concerns before they become serious issues. In this blog, we will explore the significance ... Continue Reading
Sept. 23, 2023, midnight

Understanding the role of a primary care physician in your healthcare journey

Original article published in The Paper By Dr. LAURA GRATTON / FOR THE PAPER Your healthcare journey is a lifelong process that requires a trusted partner to guide you along the way. A primary care physician (PCP) plays a crucial role in ensuring your overall well-being. Whether you're seeking preventive ... Continue Reading
Sept. 11, 2023, 11:28 a.m.

Burke Primary Care welcomes Morganton Native Dr. Stephen Smith

Original Article in The PaperBILL POTEAT / FOR THE PAPER During his early years of medical school, Morganton native Dr. Stephen Smith, the son of Dr. Keith Smith, was asked by a friend inwhat direction he thought his career was headed.  The young med student didn’t know exactly what course ... Continue Reading
July 19, 2023, 12:19 p.m.


Morganton, NC (July, 17, 2023) – Nicole Claunch has joined Burke Primary Care as a Certified Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). With 11 years' experience as an RN, four years' practicing internal medicine, and one year in infusion, Nicole brings her depth of knowledge and experience to Burke Primary Care to practice ... Continue Reading