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Family Care Center, P.A.

"Quality Health Care for Your Family" 


Family Care Center is committed to providing patients with convenient access to high-quality care. We believe that providing high-quality care is not only about the medical advice that we dispense, but more importantly about the relationships we have with our patients. We continue to strive to be a leader in innovative medical practices and are one of the first clinics in the area to offer online health services to our patients.


Medical Providers


Jeffrey A. Katz, PA-C

Mr. Katz is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York and the physician assistant program offered at Catawba Valley Community College through the physician assistant program of the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. He joined the practice in 1995. He has been in practice since 1979. Mr Katz is a Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA. He currently serves as President-elect on the American Academy of Physician Assistants Board of Directors and also serves as the Medical Director for Carolina AccessCare for Alexander County.



Joel R Inman, MD

Dr. Inman is a graduate of Davidson College and the East Carolina University School of Medicine. He is a native of Alexander County. After serving in the Navy for 2 years, he joined Family Care Center in 1997. He serves as Medical Director for Alexander County EMS.




Jill M. DeVries, MD 

Dr. DeVries is a graduate of Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has practiced medicine since 1999 and joined Family Care Center in October 2005. She has particular interest in women's health and pediatrics.




Mark J. DeVries, MD

Dr. DeVries graduated from Appalachian State University and East Carolina University School of Medicine. He has been in practice since 1997 and joined Family Care Center with his wife in October 2005.




Cody A. Wingler, MD

Dr. Wingler is a graduate from Western Carolina University and East Carolina University School of Medicine. He began his practice in July 2013. He was given the award to the most outstanfding 4th year medical student enetering a Family Medicine Residency.




Hannah F. Hefner, MPAS, PA-C

Ms. Hefner is a recent graduate of Wingate University where she earned her Masters in Physican Assistant Studies. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at Montreat College in 2009. She was the 2014 Vice President to the Wingate University PA Student Society. Her educational experiences included a broad spectrum of both inpatient and outpatient medicine.