Our History & Mission
Hazelwood Family Medicine is a medical practice serving the needs of adults and adolescents throughout Western North Carolina. George W. Brown, MD, our founder practiced medicine for over 50 years before his death in 2014. In 2002, Dr. Brown’s son, Michael A. Brown, MD joined his father in serving our patients. We also have two Nurse Practitioners, Elizabeth Carmichael and Janet James. Together they bring a wonderful combination of knowledge and caring in order to serve your individualized needs.
We want to help individuals add years to their lives by empowering them to take control of their health. We provide aggressive, compassionate care to patients in a timely manner. Our health professionals are dedicated to helping people realize their potential with their health, lifestyle and attitude. We want to help you be healthy and strong. Not only do we provide superior care, we also provide options to change your lifestyle to help you achieve your optimum health. We are your partner in health and your resource for the information you need to make your best health choices.
Family practice is the medical specialty which provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family practice encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.
Whether you are a current patient, or are looking for a primary care provider, we invite you to learn more about our practice. We hope that you find helpful information here and enjoy using the new features that our website offers. If you need additional information about our practice, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help.
It is our mission is to provide complete health care to the entire family through preventive maintenance care. Preventive Medicine is the most effective way to reduce the high cost of medical care. Hazelwood Family Medicine is committed in providing comprehensive medical care to people of all ages. It is designed to meet individualized needs of all families in our community.
Blue Quality Physician’s Program
Hazelwood Family Medicine has applied and received a Level 3 certification with Blue Cross Blue Shield known as the Blue Quality Physician’s Program (BQPP). This program recognizes practices and providers that demonstrate the ability to provide high quality medical services to their patients. As part of our application process, we’ve outlined some of the ways we’re helping to improve healthcare for all of our patients.
Advanced Health Care Team
Hazelwood Family Medicine’s Advanced Care Team supports the PCP in efforts to deliver effective patient centered care. An Advanced Care Team includes specialists that coordinate and work together to ensure the highest quality of care is provided throughout our practice. Advanced Care Team members are available for ALL patients in the practice, regardless of insurance.
Our Advanced Care Team members include: