• Welcome back! I look forward to a great year of serving the students. My goal is to help them feel safe and comfortable in the clinic; while taking care of their needs.

    Please be diligent about reminding your children to wash their hands often.  Also, to cough or sneeze into their sleeve. Please show your small ones how to "blow" their noses.

    We also see a lot on stomach trouble in the clinic; most of which can be eliminated with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and plenty of water. Daily exercise is also very important and really helps the GI system work properly. Remember the old saying: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

    I have been a nurse for 13 years and enjoy serving the children of Surry County. I live in Smithfield with my husband of 28 years and my daughter is in her 2nd year at Longwood University and my son is a graduate from Liberty University. I am a member of Bacon's Castle Baptist Church. I currently serve as Chairman of the local task force for the American Cancer Society.

    Nurse Nancy Cowan