Shari Harmon (far left): Clinical Supervisor
Mary Patterson (mid left): Office Assistant
Thomas Rhyne White, MD (center left): Family Physician
Joshua T. Carpenter, MD (center right): Family Physician
Kristin Beam (mid right): Office Manager
Amanda Harris (far right): Clinical Assistant
Lutricia Bennett FNP-C: (not pictured)
Imagine being able to see a new family doctor without waiting for weeks. Imagine seeing a doctor that allows 30 minutes to 1 hour per appointment. Imagine knowing exactly what your care costs are, without any hidden or surprise fees.
At HomeTown Direct Care, you don’t have to imagine, because this is the reality. Our Direct Primary Care model allows for quick scheduling, more relaxed and thorough office visits, and simple pricing. Meanwhile, our dedicated and experienced staff will help to ensure that your care is meeting our high standards.
Thomas White, MD
A native of Cherryville, Dr. White attended Duke University for his undergraduate and medical degrees. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. In 1988 he returned to Cherryville and established Cherryville Primary Care. In 2015 he opened Hometown Direct Care, the first direct primary care practice in this area. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Clinical Lipidology. In 2015, he served as the President of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. He is married to Diana, and they have 2 children — Whitney, an RN, and Daniel, also an MD and in surgery training - and one grandson, Lawson.
Joshua Carpenter, MD
Dr. Josh Carpenter is a native of Duncan's Creek in Rutherford County. He attended Burns High School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University before completing his Family Medicine Residency at Cabarrus / NorthEast Medical Center. He is married to Megan, and they have a daughter, Lucy. Dr. Carpenter works primarily at the Shelby location, which was opened in August of 2017. He is board-certified in Family Medicine.