Our Mission is to serve our community by providing excellent whole person health care in a Christ-Centered environment. 

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About Us

Family Medical Care of Lawrence County treats patients at every stage of life, from newborns to the elderly. Our family medicine providers care for the whole person, understanding spiritual and mental well-being are important to overall health. Whether you have an acute illness or injury, or a more complex health concern, we help our patients stay healthy in body, mind and spirit.

Family Medical Care is accepting new patients.

Call now for an appointment.
We offer telemedicine.

COVID-19 Response & Updates

During this unprecedented time, our goal is to continue to provide excellent medical care to our patients.  We are operating with regular business hours and office visits, while following physical distancing guidelines and wearing masks.   Family Medical Care is offering  Telemedicine visits as well.  

Telemedicine visits will be scheduled in the usual fashion by calling the office.

As always, some of the best things you can do to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses are:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay at home if you are sick

CDC Updates

Follow the link below to go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for more information on the prevention and treatment of coronavirus

Dr. James L. Gardner III, MD

Dr. Gardner has practiced medicine since 2005 and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA and then pursued his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, graduating in 2002. He completed his residency at In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, OK. A Christian program focused on excellent, high quality, compassionate medicine in a wide variety of settings. Through these accomplishments and his faith in Jesus Christ, Dr. Gardner is committed to providing the highest quality of care to each and every person.

Dr. Gardner is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Society, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He is actively involved with his church, local community happenings, and multiple mission organizations. He enjoys sports, including water and downhill skiing, exercising and spending time with his wife Melissa and their six children.

Linda Mattocks, CRNP

Linda lives in Mercer with her husband and has three daughters, six grandchildren and two puppies. She has been a registered nurse since 1971 and pursued her Masters degree as a family nurse practitioner in 1996. “I am blessed to be a part of Family Medical Care of Lawrence County and to work with Dr. Gardner and his amazing staff. I absolutely love what I do.”

Kelsey Murray, PA-C

Kelsey Murray grew up in West Middlesex, PA. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Clarion University, where she was a member of the women’s cross country and track programs. Kelsey’s post graduate education was at Slippery Rock University, completing the physician assistant program in 2019. When she is not taking care of patients in the office, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her dogs, Krew and Benji. She also enjoys running and spending time exploring outdoors. Kelsey is new to the FMC family, but excited to get the chance to work with all our patients.

Our Services

  • Physical Exams, including Sports, Driving and CDL
  • Annual Wellness Visits
  • Preventative Care
  • Men and Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics including Newborn
  • Adult and Child Immunizations
  • On Site Lab Services
  • Procedures

Contact Us

Address: 150 N New Castle St
New Wilmington, PA 16142

Phone: (724) 946-3564
Fax: (724) 946-2156

Office hours:

Monday – Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

7:30 am – 4:00pm