About Our Practice

Advanced Wellness Insititue is a medical office in Columbus, NC.  We provide health coaching, aesthetic, weight loss, hormone replacement and body sculpting services to patients from all over Western North Carolina.

Meet our Doctors

Lonnie Lassiter, MD

Medical Practice located in Columbus, NC

Dr. Lonnie Lassiter is a board-certified medical doctor 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.

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.

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 and nephrology. Ms. Goodale has extensive training in dermatology and weight management.

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 and riding motorcycles.

Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Health Care

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

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2881 NC 108 Hwy East Columbus, NC 28722