Family First Health Care was established in 2003.   We are located at 117 S. Main St. in Capac MI.  Family FIrst has been "Patient Centered Medical Home" designated for several years now.   The practice is open on Mondays and Fridays from 8-5, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8-7, and some Saturdays from 8-12.  Closed Sundays and Holidays.


Loren J. DeCarlo, D.O.

Board Certified Family Physician

I did my undergraduate studies at Hillsdale College and I received my Doctorate of Osteopathy from Michigan State University.  I served my internship and family practice residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital.  I am board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice and and also carry a board certification in osteopathic manipulation.  I have a special interest in Sports Medicine.  I believe in the foundation of family and enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter.

Karey S. Hartford, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

I joined the Family First Capac team in 2013.  I graduated with my Master's Degree in Nursing Science from Oakland University in 2004 and have been working as a Family Nurse Practitioner ever since.  The majority of my career has been spent in family practice, with three years spent working in chronic pain management.  I advanced my education at Oakland University in 2013 by completing my Doctorate in Nursing.  I am passionate about serving community and have been a part of multiple local and international mission teams providing medical care and participating in building projects.  I enjoy long bike rides with my husband and traveling with our two teenage daughters.

Paula J. Pretty, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

I  earned my Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from Oakland University. I have been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2007. Since 2009, I have been employed by Family First Health Care of Capac.  I am board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner. While my nursing background is in the Emergency Room, I have a passion for developing a good rapport with patients and their families in addition to the intellectual challenges that are associated with working in Family Practice.  Outside of work, my husband and I enjoy watching our two sons play sports; our favorite being baseball.


Family First

You’re In Good Hands

After years of medical training and experience, we understand how to work with our patients to ensure they receive the best care possible. Our thoughtful and personalized approach means we are fully committed to the health and well-being of all our patients. Read below to find out about services we provide.  Our name represents that we put your Family First and we want you to feel like you are with family.  With our staff,  Physician and Practitioner's, you know you are in great hands.


The Care You Deserve

For years, patients have depended on us to provide this valuable service. We offer this and other specialized options to anyone in need of a Family Practice Physician they can trust. We are Family First Health Care Capac, PLLC, and are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships based on trust and medical integrity with every single patient.

Physical Examination

Helping You Get Healthy

Through this and other services, we have cared for numerous patients throughout our careers as a Family Practice. To us, nothing matters more than your health and comfort, which is why we have put in so much time and effort into advancing our medical practice and techniques. Please get in touch to schedule an initial consultation.


Taking Care of You

Through a holistic approach to medicine, we try viewing each patient as a whole rather than a single symptom to be treated. This is just one of many procedures we perform when coming up with any diagnosis. Your health deserves proper care and attention and we are able to provide this. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.


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117 S Main St
Capac, St Clair County 48014

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