Five Local Providers Open FryeCare Neurology This Week

December 18, 2019

Hickory, NC (Dec. 17, 2019) Frye Regional Medical Center welcomes five patient care providers who will continue to deliver quality neurology care and treatment to its patients under a new name, Frye Care Neurology. Formerly known as Novant Health Neurology-Hickory, the following providers will be based in the same location, using the same phone number at 828-328-5500:

  • Dale Menard, MD
  • Robert Yapundich, MD
  • Jordyn Parker, PA
  • Ashlie Morrissey, NP
  • Tiffany Wightman, PA

Neurological conditions can often be complex to identify and treat. Taking care of the brain, spine and nervous system is a specialized area of focus for this care team.

“We use the most technologically advanced methods to diagnose and manage neurological conditions and disorders from migraines to stroke recovery,” said Dale Menard, MD. “We carefully collaborate with patients and their families on a treatment plan that to help you return to living your life to the fullest.”


Part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, FRMC is a 355-bed hospital that has served the medical needs of the Catawba Valley region since 1911. The hospital has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, the nation’s largest hospital accreditation agency.  This distinction recognizes FRMC’s commitment to providing outstanding care and treatment to stroke patients. FRMC also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.