Novant Health providers bring to their jobs their medical expertise – and their personal passions. This is the fifth in a series of stories showing how personal blends with professional to improve the lives of patients.

Medicine and spirituality are not mutually exclusive, say some patients and providers. In fact, they go hand-in-hand for Dr. David Caron , a provider and pastor. Caron serves patients’ health needs at his practice, Novant Health Granite Quarry Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in the rural community of Granite Quarry, North Carolina. As pastor, he leads the faithful at the Granite Quarry Fellowship.

The doctor said God's hands lead him to practice medicine and pursue his spiritual life. Here is his story.