435 East Statesville Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115
Monday – Thursday:
8:00 AM – 12:00 noon & 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Full Circle Family Medicine is the practice of James W. McNabb, MD, FAAFP with Jackie Swope, FNP. Our goal is to provide full service, high quality, personalized medical care, with exceptional outcomes to you and all members of your family. We endeavor to engage each person as an active participant in his or her own health through collaboration and shared decision-making. Our office serves as the center of our patient’s healthcare. We thank you for allowing us the privilege to earn your trust!
Our name, Full Circle Family Medicine, reflects Dr. McNabb’s professional journey from starting private practice in Mooresville in 1985, to transitioning into medical teaching from 1993 – 2000 and finally returning to private practice in 2001. After moving across the country to Wyoming, Arizona, and back to North Carolina, the office is now adjacent to the original practice started over 33 years ago. The name, Full Circle, encompasses our philosophy of caring for all members of your family and all medical conditions that may develop.
The energy of the practice is focused on creating positive, therapeutic, and lasting physician-patient relationships. Our goal is to enhance physician and patient satisfaction with the care delivered. All of your medical information is located in one place and coordination of care begins here. Excellent medical care, personalized attention, and use of advanced technologies are the reasons most often given by our patients for choosing Full Circle Family Medicine.
We use innovative technologies including electronic medical records, computerized access to medical information, this interactive website as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Our Ellman® radiofrequency and Cutera® laser/IPL units are at the cutting edge. The medical care is based on the best scientific literature and medical guidelines available. We look to engage each person as an active participant in their own health through collaboration and shared decision-making. Our vision is to create a model family medicine practice that achieves breakthrough results in effective care, patient safety, and satisfaction. We thank you for the privilege to earn your trust
Dr. McNabb is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive medical care for you and your family. He is a board certified family physician with broad training and over 33 years of experience providing and teaching Family Medicine. Dr. McNabb enjoys all aspects of medical practice including cosmetic medicine, office surgical procedures, and providing longitudinal health care for generations of patients. His special interests include Dermatology and Sports Medicine. He actively teaches for an number of medical organizations and is Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We take pride in meeting the needs of patients of all ages and all aspects of family medicine.
What is Family Medicine?
Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.
For more information, go to the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Full Circle Family Medicine of Piedmont HealthCare participates with most managed care plans. If you have any questions, please email Emily McGee, Managed Care Director, at: Emily.McGee@piedmonthealthcare.com
Dr. McNabb is a family physician who has a passion for caring for patients with skin disorders. He has had extensive training and experience providing a number of dermatology services and procedures for over 33 years. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. McNabb regularly presents lectures and workshops teaching other physicians about skin conditions, skin cancer, malignant melanoma and performing skin procedures.
services including the evaluation of rashes, acne, rosacea, poision ivy, contact dermatitis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, fungal infections, scabies, shingles, psoriasis, molluscum, nail disorders, moles, actinic keratosis, skin cancer screenings and many others.
including skin biopsies, skin cancer removals, benign skin lesion removals, mole removals, skin laceration repair, minimal incision removal of cysts/lipomas, cryosurgery, electrosurgery and wart removal.
using our advanced Ellman Surgitron Dual RF™ S5 unit for diagnostic, therapeutic and cosmetic removal of skin lesions.
services are available following a personal consultation. A plan of treatment will be developed based on your needs, goals and budget.
Our services include removal of moles and other unsightly skin lesions with our advanced Ellman Surgitron Dual RF™ S5 unit. We are able to minimize dynamic facial wrinkles using BOTOX® Cosmetic. Static wrinkles can be filled and lips enhanced using skin fillers including Restylane®. We also administer Photodynamic Therapy using Levulan® for treatment of acne, rosacea and actinic keratosis. Glycolic peels are available for gentler treatments, acne, or used to maintain the improvement from our lasers.
Dr. McNabb offers Laser and Intelligent Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments with our state of the art Cutera platform! This unit allows us to treat a wide variety of conditions with different lasers and IPLs. These include the Pearl Laser for skin resurfacing, ProWave for removal of unwanted hair, LimeLight for redness/age spots, Laser Genesis for scars, rosacea, background redness, uneven texture & large pores and the CoolGlide Nd:YAG 1064 Laser for the treatment of unsightly spider veins.
We offer the SkinPen®. This a minimally invasive, in-office, skin rejuvenation treatment that improves fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and other conditions by stimulating your skin’s natural ability to repair itself.
If you are interested in any of our cosmetic services, please print and complete our cosmetic consultation form. Then, make an appointment for a personal consultation. Most insurance companies do not consider cosmetic procedures to be medically necessary treatments. Therefore, patients are responsible for making payments for these services.
Our training and experience qualifies us to provide a full range of medical services for all members of your family. These include:
Dr. McNabb has extensive training and experience performing a number of medical procedures. The following is a partial list of the therapeutic procedures done in our office:
After Office Hours Medical Care:
Outside of usual office hours you have several medical care options. If you have a medical emergency – call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately! Should your condition be urgent and you believe that it requires treatment with a prescription medication, then you may either go to Piedmont HealthCare – Express Care, or go to a hospital emergency room. If your condition can wait until the next business day, then please call our office at (704) 663-5056.
We make every effort to see our patients on the day that we are contacted. To schedule an appointment, phone us at (704)i663-5056. Please give us as much information as possible in order to schedule your appointment correctly.
Appointment No Shows/Cancellations:
We appreciate you notifying us if you cannot make your appointment so that we can give that time to another patient. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, you must call our office 2 hours in advance of your appointment time. If you are going to be more than 15 minutes late, we may have to reschedule so that your delay does not interfere with patients who arrive on time. We reserve the right to terminate our relationship as a result of repeated missed appointments and late cancellations.
Medications and Prescription Refills:
We want you to refill prescriptions at the time of your doctor”s visit. It is a good idea to bring all of your medications, OTC products, vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements with you at each visit. Contact your pharmacist or our office at least 48 hours in advance for all prescription refill requests. After regular office hours, you may call and leave a message on our telephone system for prescription refills. Please do not call the doctor after office hours for refills. During regular business days, we call the pharmacies once or twice a day and refill the approved requests we have received. Don’t phone us to see if the prescription has been called. Contact your pharmacist if necessary. It is important that you plan ahead so that no interruptions occur in taking your regularly scheduled medications.
After Hours Prescriptions:
After hours, on holidays and weekends, your pharmacist is able, by state law, to refill your medications on an emergency basis for a few days. (This is only for existing noncontrolled prescription medications.) They will call us the next business day for verification of the refill. Please plan ahead and do this only as a last resort.
Hospital Inpatient Care:
Dr. McNabb no longer admits patients to any hospital. However, we do have existing relationships with hospitalists for our patients admitted to Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville and Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville. We can also coordinate hospital admissions to Presbyterian Hospital – Huntersville or Charlotte, Carolinas Medical Center, Davis Regional Medical Center, Northeast Medical Center or another hospital of your choice.
Our practice participates with almost all area insurance plans.
As a courtesy to you, our office staff files your insurance claim with participating managed care plans. Please bring your insurance card with you at each and every office visit.
We are required by our contracts with health care plans to collect all co-pays and deductibles at the time of service. If we do not have a contracted arrangement with your insurance plan, you must pay in full at the time of service. If you have a service that is not covered by insurance, like some immunizations, allergy hyposensitization oral drops or cosmetic procedures, this also must be paid in full at the time of your visit. We accept cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.
Depending on your insurance plan, you may also receive a separate bill for laboratory testing.
Some tests deemed necessary for your care may not be covered by Medicare or your insurance company. If this is the case, you will be informed of the test and the reasons for performing it. You will then be asked to sign a waiver stating the possibility of non-coverage was explained and that you may be billed for the test.
On December 12, 2018, fellow Piedmont HealthCare family physician, Emmett Montgomery, MD left our practice for retirement. We miss Dr. Montgomery’s smiling face and wish him the very best as he determines the shape of his retirement from medicine.
Check out our Online Housecalls service. This feature gives us the ability to conduct medical visits confidentially and securely – at a time and setting that is convenient for you. It is designed to provide an convenient alternative to in-office medical visits for treatment of common health problems.
Dr. McNabb has a passion for teaching the next generation of physicians. He is adjunct faculty at UNC – Chapel Hill. We frequently host medical students from UNC – Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University and East Carolina University in our office. In addition, Dr. McNabb actively teaches outside of the office for several organizations including the American Academy of Family Phyisicians, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, National Procedures Institute, and others.
Every year since 1999 Dr. McNabb has served as the course director and the primary presenter of a series of seven 3-hour Joint Injections Procedures Workshops at the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly Meetings. In 2016, this was held in Orlando, FL. He also presents similar workshops across our state for the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.
In the last year, Dr. McNabb has presented several 2-day (15.5 hours) Dermatologic Procedures Courses for the National Procedures Institute. These courses held around the country, cover information for physicians including skin anesthesia, biopsies, cryosurgery, radiofrequency & electrosurgery, nail disorders, dermoscopy, benign skin lesions, sun-damaged skin, and skin cancers including basal cell, squamous cell and malignant melanoma.
From September 2010 to 2015, Dr. McNabb developed and presented a series of Pri-Med lectures and a webcast on Osteoarthritis of the Knee.
In September 2010, he wrote the Cryosurgery chapter for the Pfenninger and Fowlers Procedures for Primary Care Physicians – 3rd edition.
In August 2012, Dr. McNabb successfully recertified for the American Board of Family Medicine.
In January 2015, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins released the third edition of Dr. McNabb’s highly acclaimed medical book: A Practical Guide to Joint and Soft Tissue Injections. Expanded and updated for the Third Edition, this practicalillustrated guide explains the rationale and step-by-step procedures for joint and soft tissue injections and aspirations. The book enables medical providers to master effective techniques for treating a variety of common skin and musculoskeletal conditions. Full-color illustrations help practitioners identify anatomic landmarks and demonstrate how to perform each technique. This edition covers many alternative techniques and several new procedures, including skin anesthesia, nerve blocks, ultrasound-guided injections, eyelid injections for cysts, nerve blocks for headaches, procedures for the hip, scapula joint injections, and temporomandibular joint procedures. The first edition of the text was published in October 2004. On October 15, 2005 it was recognized as the first place winner in the physicians category for the American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Awards Competition!
For the academic project of his NIPDD fellowship, Dr. McNabb created a website collection of available resources to teach Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum design. This has evolved into a website of useful Family Medicine resources. Please check out: Dr. McNabb’s Medical Bookmarks.
Dr. McNabb teaches the Dermatologic Procedures Course for the National Procedures Institute. This 2 day (15.5 hour) course covers benign skin conditions, skin cancer and various surgical skin procedures. Since 1999 he has taught the Joint Injections Procedures Workshops at the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly meetings. Other teaching and lecturing engagements on different topics include organizations including the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, Pri-Med, various state academies and family medicine residency programs. If your organization would like him to present a program, please send us amessage.
In January 2015, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins released the third edition of Dr. McNabb’s highly acclaimed medical book: A Practical Guide to Joint and Soft Tissue Injections. Expanded and updated for the Third Edition, this practical illustrated guide explains the rationale and step-by-step procedures for joint and soft tissue injections and aspirations. The book enables medical providers to master effective techniques for treating a variety of common skin and musculoskeletal conditions. Full-color illustrations help practitioners identify anatomic landmarks and demonstrate how to perform each technique. This edition covers many alternative techniques and several new procedures, including skin anesthesia, nerve blocks, ultrasound-guided injections, eyelid injections for cysts, nerve blocks for headaches, procedures for the hip, scapula joint injections, and temporomandibular joint procedures. The first edition of the text was published in October 2004. On October 15, 2005 it was recognized as the first place winner in the physicians category for the American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Awards Competition!