Lonnie Lassiter, MD

Family Medicine located in Columbus, NC

Dr. Lonnie Lassiter is a family physician serving the Columbus, North Carolina area. At an early age, Dr. Lassiter decided to combine his keen desire to help others with his passion for science; these traits led him into medicine. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Dr. Lassiter completed his medical training at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

He served as Chief Resident during his residency training at Florida Hospitals Residency in Orlando, Florida. In addition to his medical education, Dr. Lassiter completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Yale University. His strong desire to help others led him to a two-month medical mission in Bomet, Kenya, during his medical school training. The experience made him very aware of the value a physician can bring to a community.

To Dr. Lassiter, healthcare is a partnership between the patient and doctor. Trained in conventional medicine, Dr. Lassiter feels strongly one of his major functions is lifestyle coaching, teaching about proper nutrition, and helping patients maintain correct body chemistry. A holistic approach, Dr. Lassiter believes, helps make medical treatment more effective and promotes overall wellness. A major tenet of Dr. Lassiter’s philosophy is to provide patients with knowledge so they can be active participants in their care. In his quest to provide technologically-advanced treatments and comprehensive care, he quickly realized a new approach to wound care was badly needed in the Columbus area. He now has more than fifteen years of experience in treating complex chronic wounds like diabetic and venous foot ulcers, as well as traumatic wounds. His interest in aesthetics and nutrition led him into the fields of skin care and comprehensive patient care.


Professional & Friendly Staff

Our staff is trained to care for patients.  We pride ourselves in caring for the individual patient.


Same Day Appointments

We do our best to accomodate same day appointments for our primary care patients.  Calling earlier in the day, helps us meet same-day appointment requests.


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Aesthetic Services

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Primary Care

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Weight Loss

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Client Testimonials

“Great experience! The super sweet and knowledgeable staff made me feel very comfortable and welcome. Very happy with the results of my PCA peel and Botox. Looking forward to my next visit!”

Miller B.

“Dr Lassiter and all his staff was VERY friendly and knowledgeable. I love that I have found somewhere to get my skin treatments and skin care so close to home. I will definitely be a long time customer!”

Leigh Ann H.

“Karen always provides great care and listens to what’s going on in my world while doing so. Makes me feel more taken care of during my visit to know she’s caring about my life, not just what I’m being seen for.”

Anna C.


Pepper Steak

Ingredients 1 lb. sirloin steak, cut into thin strips 2 tbsp. olive oil 12 mini sweet peppers, thinly sliced 3 scallions sliced diagonally, with the green and white parts separated 2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced 4 cloves garlic, minced Ingredients for the marinade ¼ cup...

Garden Fresh Pesto Pizza

Makes:  4 servings Yield:  One 13- to 15-inch pizza Prep:   45 mins Bake:   15 mins to 19 mins Cool:   5 mins Ingredients 1 12 – 14 – inch Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (frozen or homemade) 1/3 cup Kale Pesto (recipe follows) or purchased basil pesto 1 cup shredded...

Tomato Salad with a Kick

Serve a slice of summer with a tomato and cucumber salad. The vinaigrette is made with salty soy sauce, but before serving, sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt to add texture to the fresh tomatoes Ingredients 1 pound tomatoes, thinly sliced crosswise 1/2 cup thinly...

Summer Strawberry Salsa

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 15 minutes 8 servings Ingredients: 2 cups chopped strawberries 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots or red onion 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped juice of 1 lime...

Grilled Peaches with Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Ingredients 2 ¼ cups (lightly packed) fresh raspberries (13 ounces) 3 tablespoons of water 2 tablespoons of Stevia (or 3 tablespoons of raw sugar) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 ½ tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar 6 medium-sized,...

Primary Care Services

At Advanced Wellness Institute, one of our specialties is patient-centered, family-oriented primary care services and wound care to help maintain the health and wellness of you and your family. Located in Columbus, North Carolina, Advanced Wellness Institute is led...

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2881 NC 108 Hwy East Columbus, NC 28722