Northern Family Medicine – Rural Hall

Northern Family Medicine – Rural Hall operates as a department of Northern Hospital of Surry County.  The practice continues under the leadership of Dr. Lori Cordial, who merged her existing practice with Northern Hospital in June of this year. The transition has been quite seamless and has positive benefits for current and new patients.

Meet the Staff:

Dr. Lori Cordial has been practicing family medicine since 1997.  A North Carolina native, she grew up in Walnut Cove and graduated from Salem College, Wake Forest University, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine.  “I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was five years old,” explained Dr. Cordial.

Cathy Fanning, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, will be joining the practice on October 1, 2018.

Kitty Tate serves as the Office Manager for the practice.  You may meet her in the hallway or at the front desk, always ready to answer your questions.

Robin Darnell is the Office Supervisor and oversees the day-to-day activities.

Jacqueline Breedan and Michelle Speas are responsible for the clerical and administrative aspects of the practice.

Michael Long is the Referral Specialist for those patients needing specialist care.

Samantha Jones is a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Nurse Practitioners are Erica Wilson, specializing in pediatrics, and Cathy Arney, focusing on family medicine.

Carolyn Smith and Kristina Natalie are Medical Assistants.

Maria Holder is a Certified Medical Assistant.

Kathryn Epperson is the Lab Technician.

Services Provided at Northern Family Medicine – Rural Hall:

As a family practice, patients can expect an array of general medical services, including annual physicals, sports/school physicals, and DOT physicals.  Periodic re-checks for medication refills are standard to ensure the patient’s medicine remains appropriate and is working properly to benefit the patient.

Weight loss is a concern of many.  A weight loss program is available at the Rural Hall practice via Northern Hospital, which includes education, meal planning, and B-12 injections and HCG injections if needed.

Basic mole and skin tag removal can also be scheduled.

Joint injections as part of arthritis, tendinitis, or bursitis treatment program (injected in the knees or elbows) are provided.

No one wants broken bones, but if it happens, Northern Family Medicine – Rural Hall can provide the attention you need – from diagnosis to casting.  Physical therapy is often an important step to recovery from a break and is also available at the clinic.

Pediatric care is offered from birth and onward.

A full-service lab is also on-site to run any needed tests.  Drug screenings are performed on a routine basis.  If for some reason a test cannot be conducted at the facility, Northern Hospital will conduct the tests.

Patient care begins with birth and continues until transition into an assisted living facility.

And, more service options are pending.  Be on the lookout for radiology, a pharmacy on-site, and more specialized clinical options.

With appointments scheduled to fit patients’ busy lives and new services coming on-board, Northern Family Medicine – Rural Hall is well positioned to provide for your individual and family needs. “Individualized, full patient care is important,” shared Dr. Cordial.  “As I work with my patients, my philosophy has always been to think about how I would like to be treated.  Providing our full attention to each patient is how we operate our practice.  Each patient is unique with their own particular needs.”

Northern Family Medicine is conveniently located just inside the Northridge Industrial Park at 648 Almondridge Drive, Rural Hall. For appointments or general information, call 336.969.1185.  Their office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Extended weekday hours, as well as Saturday hours, are anticipated in the near future to allow patients more convenience in scheduling appointments.  Visit their website ( for additional information.  New patients are welcome!



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