Our History


Hildebran Medical Clinic is an independently owned and operated Family Medicine clinic located at the Foothills of the mountains of North Carolina in the town of Hildebran.  The clinic first opened its doors in 1951 and was the office of Lester Coleman MD.  Dr. Coleman work at the clinic for nearly 40 years before retiring and selling his practice to Frye Hospital.  Several years later the practice was purchased from the hospital by Scott Hoffman MD.  He was joined in practice by Aaron Swisher MD in 1998 and by Gary Martin MD in 2009.  In the summer of 2015 Dr. Hoffman branched off from the traditional health care model and joined the national concierge medical group MDVIP.  With the addition of Jennifer Lambert PA-C in late 2016 and the departure of Dr. Hoffman in early 2017 the practice entered its 66th year of providing quality Family Medical care in the Greater Hickory Metro area.

Our Providers
Aaron Swisher, MD
Dr. Swisher is board certified in Family Medicine and has been at Hildebran Medical Clinic since 1998. He trained at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio before joining the practice as his first and only job after residency training.
Gary Martin, MD

Dr. Martin is board certified in Family Medicine and has been at Hildebran Medical Clinic since 2009. He spent 20 years serving our country in the US Navy before joining the practice.

Jennifer Lambert, PA-C

Ms. Lambert joined Hildebran Medical Clinic in 2016 after working 19 years in a primary care setting in her home state of West Virginia.  She is the first female medical provider in the 65+ year history of the clinic.

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Jessica Stevenson, PA-C

Ms. Stevenson joined Hildebran Medical Clinic in 2019 with 2 years experience working in a primary care setting.  She is a native of the Hickory area. 

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Courtney Gouge, PA-C

Ms. Gouge joined Hildebran Medical Clinic in 2017 as a full time employee and now works part time several days a month doing primary care and CDL exams.