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.  The practice was purchased from Frye in 1993 with Aaron Swisher MD joining the practice in 1998 and Gary Martin MD joining in 2009.  As of 2021 the practice has entered its 70th 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.