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Episode 46: Dr. Thomas White (He/Him), Dr. Josh Carpenter (He/Him) & Dr. Brianna Buchanan (She/Her)

Together, they are the team at Hometown Direct Care - Cherryville and Shelby, NC


Direct Primary Care Doctors

The team of Physicians at Hometown Direct Care
Dr. White, Dr. Carpenter & Dr. Buchanan

Dr. Thomas White is a native of Cherryville, NC. He attended Duke University for his undergraduate and medical degrees then went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. In 1988 he returned to Cherryville and established Cherryville Primary Care. In 2015 he opened Hometown Direct Care, the first direct primary care practice in the area, which now offers care in Both Cherryville and Shelby, NC. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Clinical Lipidology. In 2015, he served as the President of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. In 2020, he was selected as the Family Physician of the Year in North Carolina by his peers! He is married to Diana, and they have 2 children — Whitney, a hospice RN, and Daniel, also an MD who is in his fourth year of a surgical residency - and two grandchildren Lawson and Addy.

Dr. Joshua Carpenter is a native of Duncan's Creek in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He attended Burns High School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University before completing his Family Medicine Residency at Cabarrus / NorthEast Medical Center. He is married to Megan, and they have a daughter, Lucy and son Edison. Dr. Carpenter works primarily at the Shelby location, which was opened in August of 2017. He is board-certified in Family Medicine.