Special to Iredell Free News

Nurse Practitioner Allison Clay has joined the staff at Family Care Center of Taylorsville and as a provider for Iredell Health System’s industrial clinics.

Allison Clay

Clay is a certified family nurse practitioner with more than eight years of registered nursing experience in an intensive care unit. She believes health education is the most important aspect of a healthcare provider’s daily practice, providing her patients with evidence-based education so that they may live a healthy life.

“My goal is to empower my patients to take control of their health,” said Clay. “Together, we can create a healthcare plan that assists in managing their medical conditions and accomplishing their wellness goals.”

Clay earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Hinds Community College in Jackson, Mississippi, before completing her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. She obtained her master’s in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Southern Mississippi.

She received her certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the North Carolina Nurses Association.

Clay recently moved to Hickory, from Jackson, Miss. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors. She is married with two children and especially loves hiking and kayaking in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Family Care Center of Taylorsville at 828–632–9736.

About Iredell Health System

Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,700 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.

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