Meet Our Providers

Dr. Bridgeman

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Kelly B. Bridgeman, M.D. is a graduate of Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She joined Catawba Pediatric Associates in 1995. She is married and has 4 adult sons. 

Dr. Harrill

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 Kiran C. Harrill, M.D. is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston before joining Catawba Pediatric Associates in 1998. She is married to Dr. Will Harrill, a Catawba County ENT physician; they have two adult sons.  

Dr. Lowry

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Joy S. Lowry, M.D. is from Catawba County and is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College. She received her medical degree from East Carolina University and completed a pediatric internship and residency in the University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina (Pitt County Memorial Hospital). She joined Catawba Pediatric Associates in November 2006. She has two adult children. 

Dr. Barrett

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 W. Mark Barrett, M.D. graduated from the University of Tennessee - Memphis College of Medicine. He Completed his intership and Residency in Pediatrics from the University of Texas - Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He comes to us from Memphis Children's Clinic in Memphis Tennessee where he practiced since 2002. Dr. Barrett lives in Hickory with his 3 children.  

Dr. Henson

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 A. Kate Henson, D.O. is a graduate of the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She practiced primary care in the Penn State Pediatrics Clinic as well as in Penn State Pediatric Headache and Concussion Clinics for several years before joining us in January 2017. She is married to Dr. Baker Henson, a Catawba County general surgeon; they have two children.  

Dr. Froedge

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Jerry Froegde, M.D. graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Following an internship at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, he completed a pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  He is married and has two sons and one grandchild. 

Dr. Kline

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 Austin W. Kline received his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.  He completed his pediatric internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Children’s Hospital.  He comes to us from Twin Falls, Idaho where he has practiced for the past 3 years.  Dr. Kline and his wife Cayla love Western North Carolina and enjoy being outdoors with their 2 dogs Oakley and Cooper.


Dr. Kline will join Catawba Pediatrics in February 2020.