DeSantis Family Practice
    • Welcome To

      DeSantis Family Practice

      Our waiting room is currently closed.

      Please remain in your car and call the front desk upon arrival for further instructions.

      Thank you for your interest in DeSantis Family Practice. If you are an existing patient, we welcome you back, and if you are a prospective patient, we encourage you to explore the site further and contact us directly to make an appointment.

      Our Mission

      We at DeSantis Family Practice are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care for you and your family in a friendly and professional atmosphere. Our practice uniquely merges the most modern advances of family medicine with our high resolution digital X-Ray, state-of-the art laboratory, and electronic medical records in one of Hickory’s largest historical landmark buildings which was built in 1927.

      We will care for your entire family, from newborns through geriatrics, allowing for convenience and continuity of care, whether we are keeping you healthy or getting you well. Thanks for your trust and confidence with one of the most important decisions you make for yourself and your family.

    Regarding COVID-19:

    At DeSantis Family Practice, we are keeping up to date with the constant changes and challenges with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As you are well aware of, updates and changes with regards to who to test for COVID, the number of patients in our community and state testing positive for COVID, and local, state and federal laws, along with CDC guidelines, are constantly changing.  As these changes take place, we will adjust to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

    Procedures we have implemented below are following the newest guidelines.  As the guidelines change, we likely will need to adjust these procedures, and will post these changes as soon as possible. 

    In order to reduce the spread an exposure of this virus, anyone with possible COVID-19 and mild symptoms (fever and cough) are asked to stay home and self-isolate for at least 7 days from the onset of symptoms and until you are symptom-free for 72 hours.


    In order to limit time spent in close contact with other people, we have closed our waiting room.  Once you have arrived in our parking lot, please stay in your vehicle.  We will call you on your cell phone, and a staff member will meet you at the door and escort you to the elevator or stairwell, whatever is your choice.


    If your appointment is for an illness or sick visit, we will take a screening temperature, and if your temperature is 100 or greater, will initiate flu testing upon your arrival to your room.  Further testing for possible COVID-19 will be based on up to date guidelines by the CDC.


    We will be offering virtual visits during regular office hours via telemedicine for many types of appointments during the pandemic.  Please call our office to schedule a telemedicine visit.  You just need to have access to a computer or a smart phone.  Your insurance should cover this visit like any other visit during the pandemic only.  Per your insurance it will apply the same deductible and / or co-pay, which will be billed later.  Please be respectful of your allotted time length as we are trying to accommodate as many sick people as possible during these chaotic times.  Details will be given to you over the phone when scheduling.


    All medical personal dealing with sick patients will wear personal protective equipment, which includes gowns, masks, protective eyewear, and gloves.


    We are providing masks to all patients with fever and cough, and as mentioned before, all patients are escorted directly to their rooms.


    All rooms are cleaned after each visit, and all other areas of the office, including the elevator, hand rails, door knobs, counters, etc. are cleaned on a regular, frequent basis. 


    Please continue to keep yourself protected with social distancing, frequent hand washing, and avoidance of touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.


    Please call us with any questions or concerns with regards to your health! 




    The Providers and Staff at DeSantis Family Practice

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    Regular Office Hours 
     Monday 8 am - 5 pm
     Tuesday  8 am - 5 pm
     Wednesday 8 am - 5 pm
     Thursday 8 am - 5 pm
     Friday 8 am - 5 pm
     Holiday Closings
    Monday, September 7Labor Day
     Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day
    Tuesday, December 25Christmas Day