Debra Cooper, DO, Joins Medical Staff of Frye Regional Medical Center

January 11, 2019

                Debra Cooper, DO

HICKORY, NC – Frye Regional Medical Center welcomes primary care physician Debra Cooper, DO, to its active medical staff.  Dr. Cooper brings more than a decade of clinical experience to our community and offers a wide range of medical services.

She joins Frye Regional’s medical staff from Concentra, a division of Select Medical based in Addison, Texas, where she served as Medical Director. 

Dr. Cooper received her medical degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Grandview Hospital, a part of the Kettering Health Network and completed her residency in family medicine at Florida Hospital.

Dr. Cooper’s practice is based in Hickory. To schedule an appointment, call 828.328.2941.

About Frye Regional Medical Center

A part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Frye Regional Medical Center has served the health and medical needs of the residents of the Catawba Valley region since 1911 with a commitment to delivering high quality and compassionate care with a focus on patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Frye Regional Medical Center includes a 355-bed acute care hospital, home to the Frye Heart Center, Brain Center, Cancer Center, General and Bariatric Surgery, Emergency Services, Advanced Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s Birthing Center and Inpatient Rehabilitation. The system also includes the Frye South Campus, an inpatient adult behavioral health treatment center designed to provide therapeutic stabilization. Frye Regional also offers the region access to more than 50 primary care and specialty care providers through the FryeCare Physicians Network.

About LifePoint Health®

LifePoint Health is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves.  More information about the company can be found at All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.

About Duke LifePoint Healthcare
Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint’s experience in community-based hospital management and Duke’s world-renowned leadership in patient safety and clinical quality systems, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.