Dr. Jonathan Goodnight has served as medical director for the Alexander County Health Department and assistant medical director for Alexander County EMS.
Taylorsville native joins medical staff at Family Care Center
Special to SVLfreenews.com
Family Care Center of Taylorsville is pleased to welcome Dr. Jonathan Goodnight to the practice. Goodnight is a native of Taylorsville and returned to his home community after completing his medical training and family practice residency at East Tennessee State University, where he won multiple awards for teaching.
Goodnight is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians as well as the National Association of EMS Physicians. He has served as medical director for the Alexander County Health Department, assistant medical director for Alexander County EMS and is active in training and emergency response for EMS personnel.
Goodnight has deep family roots in Taylorsville. His father and grandfather both worked as mechanics in town and operated a family-owned garage. His mother retired following a long career as a school teacher in the community. Goodnight says lessons from his family have helped to shape his approach to medicine.
"I think of myself as a combination of a coach and a mechanic," Goodnight said. "Some ailments need to be fixed by the mechanic with special parts and tools, like medication, while others can be addressed by the patient with my guidance as a coach."
The Family Care Center of Taylorsville, located at 1668 Highway 16 South, is part of the Iredell Physician Network and Iredell Health System. Providers offer comprehensive care for the entire family, including preventive care and in-office procedures like joint injections, treatment for minor skin repairs and more. The clinic also offers bone density testing, has an in-house laboratory, and helps to educate patients on disease prevention.
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; and the Iredell Physician Network. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only non-profit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247-beds; more than 1,500 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. Iredell Memorial was also recently named as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hips and Knees, as well as Maternity Care, by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org