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Jordain Hardin


As a life-long resident of Ashe County, Jordain is excited to expand her services as a healthcare provider and serve her fellow persons of the high country as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Jordain received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2011, and her Master of Science in Nursing from East Tennessee State University in 2019. During her Nursing career, she gained experience in long term care, primary care, medical and surgical care, labor and delivery, women’s health, and newborn care. She has been given the pleasure of working in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes County. Collectively, Jordain has 12 years of experience in healthcare.

She is married and has two children. Jordain enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her children, planting flowers, history, and traveling.

Jordain is passionate about providing comprehensive care by performing preventative exams and screenings, treatment of illness, and management of chronic disease. She is excited for the opportunity to serve the residents of the high country and is accepting new patients.

Ashe Family Healthcare is blessed to provide services to our community and we are very excited to have Jordain as part of our team.

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Posted Jun 24, 19 by Derek McClure Under Nurse Practitioners Permalink 1561395364

Derek McClure


Derek is a high country native, and has been working as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in Ashe County since 2003.

Derek holds undergraduate degrees from Appalachian State University (BS, Health Promotion) and Lenoir-Rhyne College (BS, Nursing). He obtained his first graduate degree from East Tennessee State University (MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner) and specializes in rural family care with interests in high complexity case management, diabetes, mental health, and hormone management. Derek completed his Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) through Concordia University Wisconsin in 2015. He utilizes the holistic (all-encompassing) approach as the foundation for care provided, believing preventive health is paramount to the nature of services rendered. As the healthcare industry as a whole is dynamic, staying current and seeking continual education endeavors is important and this has been represented by Derek’s desire to pursue a higher level of education.

“Our mission is to help others want to help themselves. Through education, advanced testing, comprehensive care, and focusing on the human resilience factor, we can facilitate change and improve outcomes in the lives of our patients as well as in our community. Our practice offers advanced assessment and treatment methods thought previously unavailable in primary care,” says Derek. “We take a genuine interest in our patients, our community, and the quality of care we provide.”

Derek is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Posted Oct 26, 14 by Derek McClure Under Nurse Practitioners Permalink 1414354996

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Michael Griffith


Michael is a Family Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) and has more than thirty years of medical experience. Michael retired from the United States Air Force in 2008 after serving nearly twenty-five years as an enlisted man and then as an officer.

Through military service, Michael traveled to many places and attended many colleges and universities – always in pursuit of higher education. He holds two bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska College and has advanced training in family medicine.

Michael is a skilled minor surgeon: removing moles, lumps & bumps, repairing lacerations (big and small); reducing dislocated shoulders, fingers and toes; injecting shoulders, elbows, knees and trigger points; and is especially qualified to care for nearly all your health concerns from rashes to acne, high blood pressure to diabetes, teething babies to post partum depression, allergies to asthma, and from physicals to preventative exams & screenings.

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Posted Sep 10, 15 by Derek McClure Under Physician Assistants Permalink 1441892761