About Our Practice
Advanced Wellness Insititue is a medical office in Columbus, NC. We provide primary care and aesthetic services to patients from all over Western North Carolina.
Lonnie Lassiter, MD
Family Medicine located in Columbus, NC
Dr. Lonnie Lassiter is a board-certified family medicine specialist serving the Columbus, North Carolina area. At an early age, Dr. Lassiter decided to combine a keen desire to help others with a 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 acted 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.
Karen Goodale, PA-C
Karen Goodale, PA-C of Tryon, NC cares for each patient with compassion and integrity. She has experience in a variety of specialties including primary care, orthopedics
Ms. Goodale, originally from Pennsylvania, came to the foothills of North Carolina for the opportunities in medicine but immediately fell in love with the people and the mountains. She loves nature, and by extension, exploration and science. To her, medicine is more than just science.
She believes listening to and understanding the individual, their needs and concerns is just as important. She also believes that strong and healthy communities are formed through supporting the health of the individuals within it.
Ms. Goodale loves spending time with her husband, her two daughters and her two step-sons. She also loves horses, hiking in our beautiful mountains, reading, learning
Meet Our Doctors
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Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Health 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.
Dr. Lassiter went OUT OF HIS WAY, literally, to meet my needs. He came in on his day off to help. Couldn't have been more happy with 1) his service 2) my results!
Better Health Care is Our Mission
SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS ARE FREQUENTLY AVAILABLE.