Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care Welcomes Dr. Andrew Caldwell and a new FNP-C, Cheri Folk

May 2, 2018

Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care Welcomes Dr. Andrew Caldwell and a new FNP-C, Cheri Folk

SANFORD, NC – (May, 1 2018) Central Carolina Hospital announced today that Dr. Andrew Caldwell and the dedicated staff at Central Carolina Family Care are moving locations. Beginning May 1, 2018, Dr. Caldwell and his team will be joining the experienced medical staff of Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care, which is located next to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford 1125 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC.

During this transition, nothing will change with regard to the quality of care and service our patients will receive. We are committed to ensuring continuity of care and a seamless experience for our patients.

Also on May 1, 2018, Cheri Folk, RN, MSN, FNP-C will be joining Dr. Caldwell at Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care.  “Cheri Folk has over 20 years’ experience caring for the patients of Lee County, starting as a LPN and working her way to becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is an excellent addition to our medical staff and a great example of career growth we like to see locally.” said Spencer Thomas, CEO of Central Carolina Hospital.  “Cheri Folk joining our team is important as Central Carolina Hospital strives to meet our region’s evolving healthcare needs and make our community healthier.”

Folk joins Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care from Sanford Nephrology and Hypertension Clinic working as a FNP-C in Sanford, NC.  Previously, she worked with Family Health Associates as the Nurse Manager, Practice Manager and PRN Float Nurse.  Before that she worked at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation in Sanford as a Physician Coordinator, Staff Development Coordinator and Outcomes Director.  Folk is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, NC where she received her Master of Science in Nursing-FNP.  She received her Associates Degree in Nursing at Central Carolina Community College, in Sanford, NC. She specializes in pediatrics, women’s health, preventative medicine and hypertension. 

Dr. Caldwell and Cheri Folk will begin seeing patients at Central Carolina Sandhills Family Care located at 1125 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC on May 1st. Appointments can be made by made by calling 919.775.1000.


Central Carolina Hospital, a Duke Lifepoint Hospital, is a 137-bed acute care hospital that serves the health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities.  With over 120 physicians, the hospital offers a wide range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, emergency medical services, gastroenterology, pediatrics, hospitalist services, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, hematology, urology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine, and wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Hospital services include emergency room, physical and occupational therapy, ophthalmology, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, dialysis, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Central Carolina Hospital was reaccredited by the Joint Commission for a 3-year period in May 2015.

Committed to providing quality care to the community, the hospital has earned numerous disease-specific quality designations:

American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achieve­ment Award for Heart Failure, January 2017

American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achieve­ment Award for Stroke, January 2017

American College of Radiology Gold Seal Accredited for Mammography June 2016

Healogics Center of Distinction for Wound Care, February 2017

Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Certification, January 2017

Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care, January 2016

American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Accreditation December 2017

American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Accreditation January 2018