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Patient Focused Care

St. Luke's Hospital patients have access to advanced technology and a healthcare plan
specifically designed for their successful treatment and recovery. From admission until
discharge and beyond, St. Luke's teammates focus on exceptional care, close to home.

Keep up with your personal health information by using My St. Luke's Chart. We've made accessing your health records easy, but your information is still entirely private and confidential. See and manage lab results, perscriptions, billing, immunizations records, surgical history, past procedures, discharge instructions and more.
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Foothills Medical Associates

130 Forest Glen Road, Suite B
Columbus, NC 28722
Office: 828-894-5627
Fax: 828-894-5879

Dr. Jeffrey Viar, DO

Janet Howell, PA

Colden O'Dell, FNP

Evan Drake, PharmD, CCP

Since 1999, Foothills Medical Associates has been dedicated to providing Polk County residents with exceptional care, close to home. Under the direction of Jeffrey Viar, DO, Foothills Medical Associates prides itself on providing patients with highly skilled, dedicated physicians and physician's assistants who focus on personalized attention using the latest procedures to ensure a faster recovery. As primary care practitioners, our providers care for all stages of life, from infants to the elderly.

Members of St. Luke's Physician Network, the Foothills Medical Associates team includes Physician Assistant Janet Howell, Family Nurse Practitioner Colden O'Dell and Pharmacist Evan Drake, complemented by a knowledgeable staff who work with each patient and family throughout the treatment and recovery process.

To provide patients the ability to access their private online healthcare information 24/7, Foothills Medical Associates offers a secure, convenient patient portal, The portal offers patients the ability to view lab results, medications, medical records, secure messaging and other helpful features. My St. Luke's Chart is designed to encourage patients to partner with Foothills Medical Associates to make sure every possible resource is available throughout the treatment process.

Appointment Information

Patients are seen by appointment however, walk-ins are allowed. You may have a short wait, but we'll treat our patients as quickly as possible.

Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. - noon. Please remember to bring insurance information and any appropriate referrals.

New Patient Forms

New Patient Form
Patient Registration Form
Authorization for Release of Health Information Form
Patient Information Form
Financial Policy Form
Acknowledgment Form

Fees and Insurance

We offer several options for payment of professional services. We accept check, cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We participate in several managed care plans, Medicare and Medicaid. For insurance plans in which we participate, we will file your claim. You will be responsible for only the co-pay, co-insurance and/or deductible at your visit. Fees for services rendered are due at the time of service, unless prior arrangements have been made. If necessary, we offer payment plans.

After Hours/Emergency Care

Members of the Foothills team can be reached through the St. Luke's Hospital switchboard: 828-894-3311.

Foothills Medical Associates: Serving Polk County in Proud Partnership with St. Luke's Hospital.
Exceptional Care, Close to Home!