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Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine announces new office and new physician (open house scheduled for Dec. 5)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bolivia, N.C., November 15, 2013– In December, Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine will extend their outreach to the community with a new practice in the medical office building adjacent to Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia, N.C. The new practice welcomes Kenneth Hamby, D.O., who will serve as the lead primary care physician for the facility.

To help introduce the office and Dr. Hamby to the community, Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine will host an open house on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Hamby, tour the new facility and enjoy light refreshments. The new office is located at 584 Hospital Drive, Suite C, in Bolivia.

Dr. Hamby brings a great deal of expertise and knowledge to the community. He received his medical degree from A. T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., and completed his family medicine internship and residency with Ohio University at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. He most recently practiced as an IHS scholar and medical officer at the Pawnee Indian Health Clinic in Pawnee, Okla.

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Hamby served in the United States Army as a combat medic and EMT, worked as an inspector for Gulfstream Aerospace, and held the title of master sergeant in charge of nursing services with the Oklahoma Air National Guard while working with the U.S. Postal Service for more than 14 years.

“I am excited to begin a new chapter at Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine,” said Dr. Hamby. “I look forward to serving the families of Brunswick County.”

Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine in Bolivia will offer a wide range of services for all ages, including care for every member of the family – from children to adults and seniors.  Services will include preventive healthcare; physical exams, including school, sports and employment physicals; women’s health visits; immunizations; and same-day sick appointments.  Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine also has locations in Shallotte and Southport with convenient care services offered on evenings and weekends in Shallotte.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit or call 910-721-4100.