meet team

Meet our team of dedicated and compassionate providers who are committed to the highest standards of patient care.

Kari J. Puett, FNP

Kari was born and raised in Hickory, NC. After graduating from Hickory High School, she attended North Carolina State University. There, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She then went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After graduation, she lived in Charlotte, NC and worked at CMC- University as an ER nurse. She was a charge nurse and enjoyed practicing in a large, busy facility. During this time, she obtained her Masters in Nursing from Duke University and had her third child. She ended her practice in the ER as a Registered Nurse after 6 years and after obtaining her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification. Upon graduation, she joined Newton Family Physicians in 2008.

Kari enjoys seeing patients of all ages, but particularly enjoys women’s health, with the exception of obstetrics, and loves seeing pediatric patients. Her professional interests include developmental delays in children, autism, autism awareness and chronic disease management.

Personally, Kari is married to her high school sweetheart and has four children. She loves spending time with them, spending lots of time on the ballfield sidelines, enjoying music, dance and art. In addition to her 2 legged family members, she has five cats and 3 dogs, most of which were rescued animals.