Welcome to Catawba Women’s Center

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Founded in 1972, Catawba Women’s Center (CWC) is the provider of choice for obstetrics and gynecology for the majority of women in the Catawba Valley region of western North Carolina. At Catawba Women’s Center, we believe that when it comes to quality care, it’s about choice and providing what is right for you – “Caring for a Lifetime”. Rest assured that all our team does just that. Our qualified staff consists of nine physicians. In addition, we offer Catawba County’s only private midwifery practice, advance practice providers and a staff of experienced and friendly nurses, medical assistants, technologists and administrative staff.

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About Our Practice

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  • Stephanie Chase

  • Scott Chatham

  • Harold Dufour

  • Robert Highland

  • Molly Setzer

  • Lindsey Thornton

  • Nancy Toy

  • Jason Walker

  • Allison Whitton

  • Janet Flowers

  • Jessica Helminen

  • Julia Icard

  • Jacquelyn Miller

  • Carrie Morrow

  • Elisabeth Stump

  • Jessica Webb

  • Kristy Whitesides

    MSN, CNM

We Provide The Following Services

  • Obstetrics & Reproduction
  • Pregnancy Care & Delivery
  • Contraception
  • Ultrasound & Imaging
  • Gynecology & Wellness
  • Annual Exams
  • Menopause

Catawba Women’s Center: Hickory Office

  • Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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    Patient Reviews

    Overall patient rating for Catawba Women’s Center:

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    Dr Thorton takes the time to note details. She asks about my family and uses specifics. She listens and is compassionate. I really appreciate that when I brought up my concerns, she was quick to normalize my reactions and provide solutions. Also, she made recommendations and then scheduled follow up visits. Really one of the best providers I have ever worked with. Your front desk people are terrible. They don't look happy, they don't connect, and most don't make eye contact. I know the labor market is tough, but you should address this. They are the first impression of your business.

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    Dr. Dufour and staff are amazing. They listen and are always available when I need them.

    Breast Exam

    Julia was sweet, professional, knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable!

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    I love Dr. Dufour and his nurse Amber. They are very caring!

    Pre-Operative Evaluation

    He explained everything about the 2 different kinds of tubals very well and the explained why each one has risks and advantages and didn’t try to persuade my decision in any way

    Office Visit / Follow-up

    Fast, friendly.

    Breast Exam

    JESSICA HEILEMAN is a wonderful Registered Nurse Practitioner ... I always want her to exam me - she is professional, asks quetions and takes the time everyone should take with their patients... Thank you!!

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    Carrie is amazing. No long wait times and very personable!

    Gynecological Exams

    Dr. Highland listens and takes the time to educate his patients. I felt validated in my concerns and included in the treatment plan. Pelvic exams put women in a vulnerable and very uncomfortable position. He is gentle and appears to have empathy about this.

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    Dr. Highland is very thorough and personable.