Welcome to Rutherford Children's Care

Address & Phone
162 Commercial Drive
Forest City, NC  28043
(828) 287-9325

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00pm)

We treat our patients as we would a member of our family, with careful consideration and respect.  Each staff member strives to practice compassionate, quality medicine.

Jerald DeLaGarza, MD

Dr. Jerald DeLaGarza and the staff of Rutherford Children’s Care began seeing patients at the practice’s new location, 162 Commercial Drive in Forest City, on April 10, 2012. 

The new facility is located behind Wendy’s and Big Dave’s restaurants.


AJ Grein, MD

Cynthia Panowicz, MD


Angela Welch, PA


Savanna Yount , PA, graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies degree. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and completed a minor in Spanish as well. Additionally, Savanna has completed clinical rotations in pediatrics, mental health, family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, dermatology, emergency medicine and OB/GYN.

Modern New Facility Features 4,500 Square Feet, Nine Treatment Rooms, Space to Grow 

The 4,500-square-foot location is centrally located in Rutherford County for easy access and convenience for patients. The modern facility features new equipment and technology, as well as nine exam rooms and a procedure room for minor in-office surgeries and consultations.

The design of the space allows for privacy and efficiency as well as opportunities for growth and extended hours in the future. The large lobby features sick and well waiting areas. There is also office space for up to three providers.

Visit www.YouTube.com/RutherfordRegional for a video tour of the new facility, testimonials, and to hear Dr. DeLaGarza discuss sun safety for babies, children and teens.