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  • Amanda Lee, PA-C Leaving
    Amanda Lee, PA-C Leaving

    Effective June 28, 2019, Amanda Lee, PA-C will be leaving Horizon Family Medicine. She made this decision in order to be able to give more time to her family. Amanda would like to thank you for entrusting her with your […]...

  • Welcome Dr. Andrew Norris
    Welcome Dr. Andrew Norris

    Dr. Andrew (Drew) Norris is our newest addition at Horizon! Dr. Norris grew up in Clayton and completed his undergraduate education at East Carolina University where he graduated with honors in biology and chemistry in 2012. He graduated from medical […]...

  • Courtney Powell, MPAS, PA-C
    Courtney Powell, MPAS, PA-C

    Courtney Powell MPAS, PA-C, has joined the Horizon Family Medicine team and serves patients at our Clayton location. Courtney received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Campbell University and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University […]...

  • Dr. Stan Watson & Amanda Lee, PA-C Awarded
    Dr. Stan Watson & Amanda Lee, PA-C Awarded

    Congratulations to our very own Dr. Stan Watson and Amanda Lee, PA-C for winning the 2019 Johnstonian News Reader’s Choice Awards for Johnston County’s Favorite Physician and Favorite Physician Assistant!!! Congratulations to both of you!! ...

  • Smithfield Office Accepting New Patients
    Smithfield Office Accepting New Patients

    New Patients Welcome to Horizon Family Medicine – Smithfield office location. We are currently accepting new patients with commercial insurances, and we would love to address your healthcare needs. Established Patients If you are already an established patient, we appreciate […]...

  • Get to Know our Physician Assistants
    Get to Know our Physician Assistants

    We asked Jenah Manzano, PA-C and Lindsay Palmeri, FNP-C, of our Smithfield office, to share a bit about themselves so you can get to know them better....

  • Meet Brittany McCall
    Meet Brittany McCall

    You may already have met Brittany at our Clayton office, but we sat down with her recently to get to know her better. She grew up locally and is happy to be working here at home. Here’s a bit more […]...

  • New Practice Software — and how it affects you, our patients
    New Practice Software — and how it affects you, our patients

    Dear HFM Patients, We are in the process of implementing new practice software (including a new portal) to better serve you and to help us to stay current. This is a big task, much like when you get a new […]...

  • Patient Resources
    Patient Resources

    At Horizon Family Medicine, we want to help you achieve your health goals. We know that patients with chronic disease must absorb a lot of health information at their appointments. We also know that processing complex medical information during a […]...

  • Get to know Jessica Heath
    Get to know Jessica Heath

    Jessica Heath, MPAS, PA-C, has joined the Horizon Family Medicine team and will serve patients at our Riverwood location. We are thrilled to have her on board. Jessica, a lifelong resident of North Carolina, earned both her undergraduate degree and […]...

  • Halloween Safety Tips
    Halloween Safety Tips

      Halloween is a fun tradition for kids. Use these tips to make it safe and memorable for all the right reasons! The most common injuries when trick or treating result from being hit by a car or from trips […]...

  • Update to Acute Care Clinic (ACC) hours
    Update to Acute Care Clinic (ACC) hours

    Summer has finally arrived! Lots of folks are enjoying the beach, vacations, and are busy with warm weather activities. With this lessened demand at our ACC clinics, effective July 8, 2017, Horizon will adjust its weekend hours as follows: Clayton ACC: […]...

  • Updated Clinic Hours
    Updated Clinic Hours

        Our weekend clinic hours have changed. Effective this weekend, Clayton will be open on Saturdays for acute care visits from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Smithfield will be open on Sundays for acute care visits from 1 p.m. […]...

  • How to use the patient portal
    How to use the patient portal

          Tips for using the patient portal effectively To get the most benefit from the patient portal, follow these tips: When requesting an appointment through the patient portal, expect at least 24 hours before you get a call back […]...

  • Text message appointment reminders
    Text message appointment reminders

    Dear Patients, Big news! In an effort to improve communication about appointments, Horizon Family Medicine will begin using “text message appointment reminders.” We know many of you (and some of us too) prefer text communication to voice messages. Imagine, no […]...

  • Understanding Osteoporosis
    Understanding Osteoporosis

    More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, a chronic, progressive disease characterized by low bone mass, bone deterioration and bone fragility that results in an increased risk of bone fracture. Up to 50% of women and 20% of men have had […]...

  • Horizon earns PCMH certification
    Horizon earns PCMH certification

    We are thrilled to announce that Horizon Family Medicine is now PCMH certified — which is great news for our patients. What is PCMH certification? PCMH stands for Patient-Centered Medical Home, meaning that health care is focused on patients. To […]...

  • Billing update for patients
    Billing update for patients

    Patients, On June 1, we moved to a different computer, billing and scheduling system in an effort to better serve you. Of course, whenever there are major system changes, there can also be glitches. We know the check-in process was […]...

  • Summer Safety Reminders
    Summer Safety Reminders

    Summer Safety Reminders As we welcome summer beach, pool and lake season this weekend, please take these steps to make it a memorable and enjoyable season. Wear sunscreen every time you go outside. The AAFP recommends a minimum SPF of […]...

  • 3 steps to healthier eating
    3 steps to healthier eating

      Your body is your engine, and food is the fuel to get you through the day. If you don’t eat a healthy diet, odds are your body isn’t running as it should. Do you: suffer from swelling in your […]...

  • 7 Tips for a Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving
    7 Tips for a Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is the one day a year we seem to splurge on calories. Turkey, gravy, pie, cakes, breads and casseroles laden with butter and bacon sure taste great. According to the New England Journal of Medicine (though most of us […]...

  • Important information for our patients
    Important information for our patients

    Important Information for our Valued Patients, At Horizon we highly value the patient-provider relationship that we enjoy with our patients and the trust you place in us by choosing our practice for your medical care. Your best health is our […]...

  • Your flu vaccine questions answered
    Your flu vaccine questions answered

    We know there is the internet is full of information about whether to get a flu vaccine. We believe it is important for overall health and well-being during the lengthy North Carolina flu season. The season officially began on October 1, […]...

  • HFM at Ham & Yam
    HFM at Ham & Yam

      Earlier this month, Horizon Family Medicine participated in the Ham & Yam Festival in Smithfield. The Festival, which celebrated its 31st year, is the largest festival in Johnston County, celebrating our agricultural heritage. It seemed only fitting that as HFM […]...

  • Helping the Easter Bunny in Riverwood
    Helping the Easter Bunny in Riverwood

    Brilliant sunny skies greeted residents of the Riverwood communities at their annual Easter egg hunt. As always, the Easter Bunny was there to greet kids with candy and pose for photos. This year, he brought in a special assistant, our […]...

  • Weekday Walk-in Appointments for Established Patients
    Weekday Walk-in Appointments for Established Patients

    To better meet patient needs, we now offer Acute Care walk-in visits weekdays for established patients at our Smithfield, Four Oaks office. Smithfield takes walk-in appointments from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The Four Oaks office provide walk-in services from 8:30-9:00 a.m.  Our Clayton […]...

  • Acute Care Clinic opens in Smithfield
    Acute Care Clinic opens in Smithfield

    To better serve our patients, the Smithfield location will offer an Acute Care Clinic on Sundays, starting this weekend. Hours: Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Location: 410 Canterbury Road, Smithfield, NC 27577. Click here for directions.    ...