Sparrow Medical Group Charlotte 123 adds nurse practitioner

Published: November 15, 2021

CHARLOTTE, MI – Certified Nurse Practitioner Stacey Hinton, FNP-C, has joined the Sparrow Medical Group Charlotte 123 practice, adding to the long-standing excellent patient care provided by Kimberly Friar, M.D., Scot Randall, D.O., and Summer Clay PA-C.

Hinton is a familiar face in Charlotte, having served as the primary provider at the former Cherry Health – Eaton Community Health Center for a number of years, and is eager to continue caring for the community. A Detroit-area native, Hinton now lives in Lansing with her husband and two sons, ages 10 and 15.

“SMG Charlotte is the perfect location for me to practice,” says Hinton. “I love the camaraderie of the caregivers here and the ‘small town’ feel of Charlotte.”

SMG Charlotte 123 is located at 123 Lansing St. in Charlotte, just west of I-69 between North Cochran Avenue and Lansing Street.

“Stacey is going to bring great skill to the practice and to our community, with broad experience ranging from chronic care management to mental health,” says Tammy Merritt, Director of Physician Practices.

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Stacey Hinton, SMG Charlotte 123 Certified Nurse Practitioner

Says Dr. Friar: “Stacey is going to be a wonderful addition to our SMG Charlotte 123 practice. She instantly fit in here, and we are excited to have her join our team.”

Hinton began her career as a nurse, working at Sparrow Health System in Lansing for 13 years. She also moonlights at Sparrow Urgent Care/FastCare locations and will soon lend her skills to Sparrow Eaton Urgent Care.

“I believe in a holistic approach, with a focus on self-care,” Hinton says. “I would often see people coming into the hospital when I worked as a nurse with preventable problems that diet and exercise could help with. When I became a nurse practitioner I committed to reinforcing prevention at every turn.”

Hinton says she has patients from birth to 93 and is eager to see more. She strives to be the most supportive provider possible for all patients, guiding them in a proactive lifestyle and approach to their health.

Those looking for a primary care provider or interested in getting an appointment with Hinton may contact SMG Charlotte 123 at 517.543.0600. The practice accepts most major insurances and currently operates 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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