Catawba Valley Family Medicine
– Viewmont

Catawba Valley Family Medicine – Viewmont
1205 North Center Street | Hickory, NC 28601

Phone: (828) 732-5800
Fax: (828) 732-5801

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 5pm

After-Hours Care: Click Here

Dr. Shane Summers, Dr. Puja Myne, and Nurse Practitioners Michelle “Mimi” Starnes, Annette Gwaltney welcome you to their Family Medicine practice. The top priority of our providers and staff is helping you and your loved ones prevent illness and maintain physical and emotional well-being by providing medical care and recommending healthy lifestyle choices. Our practice manages acute and chronic illnesses, treats acute injuries, performs minor office surgeries and, when necessary, refers you to an appropriate specialist. Just think of your family medicine provider as your first line of defense in guarding your most valuable possession of all: your health.


  • NOW OFFERING: Telehealth Visits. Click Here for information about scheduling a telehealth visit.
  • Cryotherapy (removal of moles, skin tags, etc.)
  • Dermatological Surgery
  • Adult, Well Child & Sports Physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Diabetes Care
  • EKG (Electrocardiogram)
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • In-house Labs and Spirometry
  • Women’s Care (PAP & breast exams)
  • Laser Fat Reduction

CVFM – Viewmont utilizes an Advanced Care Team model. Advanced Care team members support the Primary Care Provider in efforts to deliver effective patient centered care. ​

  • RN Health Navigator (RN): Suzanna, Kelly, Lindsay, Katrina, Carrie, Nou, Mai, Heather
  • Pulmonary Health Navigator (RT): Mandi
  • Administrative Care Coordinator: Karen S., Tamara, Tammy, Andrea, Karen R., May, Danielle
  • Quality Review/Audit Analyst: Ryan
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Breanna

After-Hours Physician
To speak with a Catawba Valley Medical Group provider afterhours, please call: 828.324.0258. This service provides direct access to the on-call provider, not a triage phone line, to increase access to care and is intended for medical questions or concerns. Please call 911 if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Weekend After-Hours Care:
The convenience of extended office hours is provided by Catawba Valley Urgent Care - Maiden to all Catawba Valley Medical Group patients on Saturdays 9am – 1pm. Click here for more information.

Patient Portal:
Click here to access the Catawba Valley Medical Group Patient Portal where you will have the ability to access notifications, specific results, medical information and appointment details directly from your Healthcare Provider. Patients Age 13-17 will not have access to the Patient Portal effective 10/1/2022.

Electronic Patient Survey:
After your office visit, you will receive a Patient Satisfaction Survey via email. Please take time to complete the survey. We value your feedback.

Primary Care Patient Registration Packet

Primary Care Patient Registration Packet SPANISH

Online Appointment Scheduling
Book your Appointment (with participating Providers) Online.

If you are a new patient who has never been seen at this practice, do not use the online appointment option. New patients must call this clinic at (828) 732-5800 to set up an appointment.

  1. Choose the "Book An Appointment" button below
  2. Choose primary care provider
  3. Select location
  4. Select your provider name
  5. Answer question: Have you seen this provider before?
  6. Select your appointment time and enter patient and visit details
  7. Complete the Phone Verification Process. To do this, you must enter a valid phone number in order to verify your appointment via text message or automated call back. Your appointment is not verified until you receive a text or automated call containing a verification code and have entered that code on your online form. Be sure to keep your appointment form open in your browser until you have entered this code. If you do not immediately receive a text or automated call or have any questions, call (828) 732-5800
  8. Click the orange "Book Now" button to complete the process of booking your appointment.

Ready to get started? Click the button below to book your appointment online.

Remember: if you are a new patient who has never been seen at this practice, do not use the online appointment option. New patients must call this clinic at (828) 732-5800 to set up an appointment.

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Our Providers

Shane Summers, MD

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After receiving his medical degree from Ohio State University Medical School, Dr. Summers completed his family practice residency at St. Margaret’s Memorial Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then his family practice residency program at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. He is board certified in Family Medicine. He has practiced in the Hickory area since 1994.

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Puja Myne, MD

Puja Myne, MD, is originally from Rhode Island and received her Bachelor in Science from Providence College. After completing her medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, she completed her residency in Janesville, WI. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Mimi Starnes, FNP-C


Mimi Starnes is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. Mimi graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Lenoir Rhyne University in 1997. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing Administration from Clarkson College in Omaha, NE in 2001 and received her Family Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Certificate from University of Massachusetts in Boston in 2014.

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Annette Gwaltney, FNP-C

Annette Gwaltney is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Annette completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Lenior Rhyne University. Annette was a member of the inaugural doctorate program at Lenior Rhyne University, graduating in May 2021 with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a family practice focus. She enjoys traveling, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends. Annette lives in the Hickory area and she is grateful for the opportunity to be a provider at the CVFM-Viewmont office where dedication to the health and well-being of the community is a priority.

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