Dr. Forshey was born in Caldwell, Ohio; he is part of a large family (12
children). He is married to Barb, his wife of 37 years. They have three
grown children Nathan, Desmond and Drew and they are currently spoiling
their six grandchildren.
Dr. Forshey obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from Ohio State University
and he completed his residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus,
Ohio. He worked as an emergency physician in 1981 and then moved to Newton,
North Carolina in 1982 to open a family medicine clinic. 30 years later
he is still living in and serving this community.
Currently he is on active staff with Catawba Valley Medical Center. He
served as chief of staff in 2003 and has continued to serve as a Trustee
and on various other committees. He is Board Certified through the American
Board of Family Physicians and is member of the American Academy of Family
Physicians and the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and North
Carolina Medical Society as well as the Catawba County Medical Society.
Dr. Forshey takes care of newborns to seniors. He is especially interested
in improving lifestyles for all ages and is now caring for third generations
of families. He does minor office surgeries and enjoys all the aspects
of disease management.
He is an avid gardener, he enjoys playing golf, running and traveling to
see his grandchildren.