Dr. James Goforth, Dr. Charles McKaraher and Physician Assistant Michael Brashear come to you with a combined 50+ years of experience. The top priority of our physicians and staff is to give each patient the highest quality of urgent care available. We provide extended office hours and we are open 7 days a week. You will have less wait times than an emergency room visit. No appointment is necessary, we welcome walk-ins.
SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDED IN OUR OFFICES:
• Dehydration / IV Fluids Therapy
• Bone Fractures
• Sports Injuries
• Sports Physicals
• Urinary Tract Infection
• Upper Respiratory Infection
• Eye Infection or Minor Injuries
• Skin Infection
• Gastrointestinal Illness
• Onsite X-ray & Laboratory Services
2972 N Center Street • Hickory, NC 28601
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Walk-ins welcome – NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. Now accepting all forms of insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare.
Dr. James Goforth
Dr. Goforth was born and raised in Greenville, SC. He graduated from Clemson University, then went on to attend the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for his Doctor of Medicine degree. He returned to Greenville, SC for an internship residency in Internal Medicine at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He has board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as a Board Certification in Emergency Medicine. He has practiced Emergency Medicine since residency in Charlotte, Mooresville and Hickory hospital based Emergency Departments. He has also practiced Urgent Care medicine for 15 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife, 15 year old son and 10 year old daughter, plus watching their sports and activities. He enjoys jogging with his dog, exercise and sports, plus Christian activities.
Dr. Charles McKaraher
Mike is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University. He attended the Physician Assistant Program at Bowman Gray School of Medicine/Wake Forest. He has been practicing medicine in the Hickory area for 18 years. His first years out of school were spent working in emergency medicine. Mike has spent the last 14 1/2 years at Piedmont Urgent Care (now CVUC Piedmont). He and his wife Heather have a son, Harrison, and a daughter, Madison. Mike and his family live locally and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Mike’s hobbies include anything outdoors.