Welcome to Catawba Valley Family Medicine – Graystone
Our providers, Dr. Thomas Laney, Dr. Steven Gold and Family Nurse Practitioner Brenda Byrd welcome you to their family medicine practice. The top priority of the physicians and staff is helping you and your loved ones prevent illness and maintain physical and emotional well-being by providing medical care and recommending healthy lifestyle choices. Our practice manages acute and chronic illnesses, treats acute injuries, performs minor office surgeries and, when necessary, refers you to an appropriate specialist. Just think of your family medicine physician as your first line of defense in guarding your most valuable possession of all: your health.
Minor Surgeries (warts, toenail removal, skin biopsy, drainage of abscesses & skin cancer removal)
Adult & Well Child Physicals
Catawba Valley Family Medicine – Graystone
3511 Graystone Place | Conover, NC 28613
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm
After-Hours Physician: 828.324.0258
Dr. Steven A Gold
Dr. Steven Gold has served as a family physician for over 35 years. A graduate of the University of Toronto medical school and the Sunnybrook Family Medicine residency, Dr. Gold spent the first half of his family medicine career practicing outside of Toronto, Canada; the second half practicing in Catawba County, North Carolina. He founded the Graystone Family Healthcare clinic in the year 2000. Joined in 2002 by Dr. Thomas Laney, the practices has served over 10,000 patients. Dr. Gold has been American board certified in family medicine since 1998. In the midst of his medical career, he obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University, and served several years as a regional health officer in the province of Ontario, Canada. Dr. Gold is a strong advocate of healing and achieving better health through evidence-based nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle changes. He and his wife of over 40 years, Bonnie, have three grown children. Dr. Gold’s hobbies include nature photography, gardening, swimming and scuba diving.
Dr. Thomas F. Laney
Dr. Laney is a Caldwell County native. A 1999 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Thomas Laney earned his Doctor of Medicine attending medical school as a recipient of the UNC Medical Alumni Award/Scholarship, a four-year full academic scholarship. He then received clinical honors during his third and fourth years of medical school, after which he completed his Family Medicine residency at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 2002. From 1987 to 1991 he served in the US Navy as a Corpsman and served as combat medic with the USMC. He is a veteran of the first Gulf war. He has been working at Graystone Family Healthcare in Conover since 2003. He enjoys the full scope and variety that family medicine provides. He especially enjoys caring for multi-generational families and being part of their family. Dr. Laney and his wife Ingrid of 15 years, reside in Hickory with their 3 daughters. He enjoys spending his time with family, soccer games, gardening and being outdoors. He is active in his church and currently serving as a deacon.
Brenda Byrd, Family Nurse Practitioner
Brenda Byrd is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY, graduating with high distinction honors. She comes to Catawba Valley Family Medicine – Graystone from McRoberts, Kentucky where she worked at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her previous experience includes serving 7 counties in Kentucky as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus on Women’s Health at Kentucky River District Health Department and as a nursing educator for Wise County Career and Technical Center in Wise, Virginia.