Howertons welcome new practitioner

By: By Kristy D. Carter -

Patient care is of the upmost importance for Drs. Shawn and Amy Howerton. In an effort to provide the best treatment for those patients, Howerton Family Medicine has brought a new practitioner on board.

Jeanine Janis, FNP, will be working with the Howertons at their family care practice in Roseboro. For the last few years, the Howertons have not been able to accept any new patients, but Janis will open the option for new patients to come in under her care.

“I am blessed with the opportunity to work with and learn from two amazing physicians here in Roseboro,” Janis said. “I am very excited to be working in an area that is so welcoming and receptive to having me as part of the community.”

According to Dr. Shawn Howerton, the addition of Janis to their staff allows for more access to a physician and medical resources without having to leave town.

“We strive to provide personalized, high quality care for our patients, and with the addition of Ms. Janis our current patients and the community will have another resource for their care,” Howerton said. “This will allow us to offer greater appointment availability, which will in turn reduce the rates of urgent care visits.”

According to Janis, she spent many vacations in the Asheville area during her childhood and fell in love with North Carolina. After completing her degree, she decided to take a leap of faith and move to where she always says she felt a sense of belonging.

“My philosophy on patient care is multifaceted,” Janis explained. “I believe that every patient is a person first, and should not be defined by their disease. I look at the whole clinical picture and what is realistic for each individual and their situation. I treat each patient like they are my own family, and do my best to provide the best care possible. At the end of the day, I am here to help in any way I can, and look forward to meeting many new faces around town and at Howerton Family Medicine.”


By Kristy D. Carter

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