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Kirkpatrick Family Care

(360) 423-9580

Foot and Ankle

(360) 575-9161

Kirkpatrick Family Care

Serving our patients
today and every day

Our mission is to be available to serve our patients when they need help.

Kirkpatrick Family Care is open 365 days a year.

Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Saturdays & Holidays
9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Sundays & Christmas
Noon to 4:00 P.M.

Nicholas Austin - BS, MSPAS, PA-C

Nicholas was raised in Brevard, NC where he attended Appalachian State University undergraduate and graduate courses in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  During his college and graduate school years, he was employed full time as a waiter at Dan’l Boone Inn Restaurant and part-time at Watauga Medical Center as a CNA in Intermediate Care.  Additionally, while in graduate school he worked as a teaching assistant in various undergraduate biology laboratories and performed a medical internship in South Africa in association with the University of Johannesburg.

After his time at Appalachian State University he volunteered at the Watauga County Community Care Clinic for three years.  He also spent time expanding his global perspectives, both volunteering in free clinics and learning the culture in over twenty countries.

In 2017, he entered Lenoir-Ryne University, in Hickory, NC, from which he earned the Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in May of 2019.  While pursuing this degree he found particular interest in Rural Medicine as well as Infectious Disease. This led to training in Internal Medicine at Levi Mwanawasa General Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia while still in school. 

Outside of work he enjoys outdoor activities like mountain biking, backpacking, snowboarding and travelling.  At home, his hobbies include  cooking and music.  He greatly looks forward to becoming a part of the PNW community and exploring its unique outdoors and culture.