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Family Medicine Physicians
at Carolinas HealthCare System - Blue Ridge


Stephanie S. Morgan Alm, MDStephanie S. Morgan Alm, MD

Specialty: Family Practice

Lenoir Family Medicine
1041 Morganton Blvd. SW – Suite 200
Lenoir, NC 28645

Phone: 828-991-4660

Board Certifications / Area of Certification
American Board of Family Medicine  

Education
North Carolina State University – BS - Biological Sciences, BS - Applied Mathematics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine - MD
Moses Cone HealthSystem Family Medicine Residency Program - Greensboro, NC


Thomas T. Atkinson, Sr., MDThomas T. Atkinson, Sr., MD

Specialty: Family Practice

McDowell Medical Associates, PA
5920 US 70 East
Nebo, NC 28761

Phone: 828-659-9703

Office Hrs: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Board Certifications / Area of Certification
American Board of Family Medicine/Family Medicine

Education
Wake Forest University – BA in Chemistry
Wake Forest University – Bowman Gray School of Medicine
MAHEC for Residency


Pamela K. Bartels, MDPamela K. Bartels, MD

Specialty: Family Practice

McDowell Medical Associates
2293 Sugar Hill Rd
Marion, NC 28752

Phone: 828-652-8727

Fax: 828-652-8793

Office Hrs: Monday -Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm – Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine

Education / Training
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana BS Biocommunication Arts
University of Illinois School of Social Work – Master of Social Work
University of Illinois College of Medicine – MD
UNC at Chapel Hill MAHEC Family Practice Residency


John C. Betancourt, MD, FAAFP

Specialty: Family Medicine

Hilltop Family Medicine
110 Hilltop Street
Rutherford College, NC 28690

Phone: 828-874-4600

Office Hrs: 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Active Staff: Valdese Hospital

Board Certification / Area of Certification
American Board of Family Practice Fellow

Education
Degree: MD – Year: 1990
Institution: American University of the Caribbean
Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, England

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Deaconess Hospital
Location: Evansville, IN
Type: Residency, Internship


 John H. Bowen, MD John H. Bowen, MD

Specialty: Family Practice

Lenoir Family Medicine
1041 Morganton Blvd. SW – Suite 200
Lenoir, NC 28645

Phone: 828-991-4660

Education
UNC at Chapel Hill – Doctor of Medicine, 1980
North Carolina State University – Bachelor of Science, 1974

Professional Associations
Diplomat, American Board of Family Practice
American Academy of Family Practice
North Carolina Medical Association

Special Interests
Family Medicine – General Family Medicine

Contact for follow-up or questions:
Name: Nancy Cook , Office Manager
Phone: 828-991-4660


Angela Bryan, MDAngela Bryan, MD

Specialty: Family Practice

McDowell Medical Associates
2293 Sugar Hill Rd
Marion, NC 28752

Phone: 828-652-8727

Education:
MD, 1998 - Southern Illinois University
BS, Biology - University of Illinois.
Residency: Family Practice - Southern Illinois University Family Practice, Carbondale, Ill.

Board Certifications:
American Board of Family Practice


Ed Bujold, MD, FAAFPEd Bujold, MD, FAAFP

Specialty: Family Medicine

Family Medical Care Center
PO Box 965, 4132 Hickory Blvd
Granite Falls, NC 28630

Phone: 828-396-3168

Active Staff: Valdese Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board Of Family Practice – Family Practice

Education
Degree: MD – Year: 1977
Institution: Wayne State University

Degree: BS – Year: 1973
Institution: University Of Michigan
Area of concentration: Zoology

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Malcolm Grow Medical Center , Walter Reed Army Hospital and Bethesda Naval Hospital
Location: Washington D.C. Type: Residency.


Jesse Rey N. Consing, MDJesse Rey N. Consing, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Hildebran-Icard Family Medical Care Center
517 Main Avenue West – Hildebran, NC 28637

Phone: 828-397-5561

Active Staff: Valdese Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board of Family Practice

Education
Degree: MD – Year: 1990
Institution: West Visayas State University
Area of Concentration – Family Practice

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Location: Reading, PA
Type: Internship

Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Location: Reading, PA
Type: Residency


J. Bryan Cox, DOJ. Bryan Cox, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine

Blue Ridge Family Practice
730 Malcolm Blvd, Suite 150
Rutherford College, NC 28671

Mailing Address
PO Box 845, Rutherford College, NC 28671

Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Carolinas HealthCare System - Blue Ridge

Assistant Professor – Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Phone: 828-879-8684 or 828-580-8684 or 828-580-7990

Active Staff: Valdese and Grace Hospitals

Board Certifications / Area of Certification:
American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Family Practice/Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

Education
Degree: Doctor of Osteopathy Year: 2002
Institution: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Degree: Bachelor of Arts Year: 1996
Institution: University of Louisville
Area of Concentration: Psychology

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships:
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Doctors Hospital/Columbus, OH
Type: Residency

Specialty: Family Practice Emphasis
Institution: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Doctors Hospital/Columbus, OH
Type: Internship


Deborah H. Davis, MDDeborah H. Davis, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Burke Primary Care, PLLC
103 Medical Heights Drive
Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Board Certifications / Area of Certification:
American Board of Family Practice / Family Practice
American Board of Family Practice / Added Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine

Education
Degree: BS – Year: 1977
Institution: Davidson College

Degree: MD – Year: 1981
Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
Area of Concentration: Family Practice

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice Residency Program
Institution: USC School of Medicine
Location: Columbia, SC
Type: Residency


 S. Andrew Deekens, MD S. Andrew Deekens, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Morganton Family Medicine
115 Foothills Dr.
Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-0666

Fax: 828-438-1773

Directions: Grace Medical Park behind Grace Hospital

Office Hrs: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Board Certifications / Area of Certification:
American Board Of Family Medicine – Family Medicine

Education
Degree: BS Biology – Year: 1972
Institution: Virginia Tech

Degree: MD – Year: 1978
Institution: Medical College of Virginia

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Medicine
Institution: ECU School of Medicine
Location: Greenville, NC Type: Residency

Other Special Training or Certifications:
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

Areas of special interest:
Preventative Healthcare for children and adults


John E. Dembski, MDJohn E. Dembski, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Family Medical Associates
2209 S. Sterling St., Suite 300
Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-580-4010

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Education:
Degree: MD – Year: 1991
Institution: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Board Certifications / Area of Certification:
American Board of Family Practice

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: MD
Institution: San Jose Family Practice Residency Program
Location: San Jose Ca – June 30 1994
Type: Residency


William V. Fowler, MDWilliam V. Fowler, MD

Specialty: Family Practice

McDowell Medical Associates, PA
2293 Sugar Hill Rd
Marion, NC 28752

Phone: 828-652-8727

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine

Education
Degree: MD Year: 1978
Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine


 Catherine Galida, DO Catherine Galida, DO

Specialty: Family Practice

Blue Ridge Family Practice
Valdese Hospital Medical Office Building

730 Malcolm Blvd., Suite 150
PO Box 845
Rutherford College, NC 28671

Phone: 828-580-8684 Fax: 828-580-8459

Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians – Family Practice/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Education: DO - University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine - Southern Main Medical Center


Jackson R. Genant, MDJackson R. Genant, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Rutherford College Medical Care Center
730 Malcolm Blvd., Suite 230
Rutherford College, NC 28671

Phone: 828-580-7980

Active Staff: Valdese Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board of Family Practice – Family Practice

Education
Degree: MD – Year: 1990
Institution: University of South Dakota School of Medicine
Area of Concentration: Family Practice

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Womack Army Medical Center
Location: Fort Bragg, NC
Type: Internship

Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Womack Army Medical Center
Location: Fort Bragg, NC
Type: Residency


George A. Gould, MD DAAFPGeorge A. Gould, MD DAAFP

Specialty: Family Medicine

Cajah’s Mountain Family Medical Center
1901 Connelly Springs Rd
Lenoir, NC 28645

Phone: 828-580-8570

Active Staff: Valdese Hospital

Board Certifications / Area of Certification:
American Board of Family Practice – Family Practice

Education
Degree: M.D. – Year: 1978
Institution: University of Bologna, Italy

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: St. Mary Hospital
Location: Hoboken , NJ
Type: Residency


Michael Gould, DOMichael Gould, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine – Musculoskeletal Medicine

Burke Primary Care
103 Medical Heights Drive
Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Active Staff: Grace and Valdese Hospitals

Board Certifications / Area of Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine / Family Medicine

Education:
Degree: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Year: 2003
Institution: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Degree: Bachelor of Arts – Year: 1992
Institution: Furman University
Area of Concentration: Asian Studies, Philosophy

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships:
Specialty: Family Medicine
Institution: AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency
Location: Anderson, SC – Type: Residency

Specialty: Family Medicine
Institution: AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency
Location: Anderson, SC Type: Internship


Roger R. Hill, MD, MPH, FAAFPRoger R. Hill, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Specialty: Family Medicine

Table Rock Family Medicine
301 Linville Street
Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-580-1400

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
ABFM FP

Education:
Degree: MD – Year: 1989
Institution: Loma Linda University

Degree: MPH – Year: 1982
Institution: The University of Texas
Area of Concentration: Disease Control

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Hinsdale Hospital
Location: Hinsdale, IL


Diaa E. Hussein, MD, MPHDiaa E. Hussein, MD, MPH

Specialty: Family Medicine

Greenway Family Practice
329 Sanford Dr.
Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-430-9120

Active staff: Grace Hospital, Valdese Hospital

Board Certifications / Area of Certification
American Board of Family Practice – Family Practice

Education:
Degree: MB BCH – Year: 1978
Awarding Institution: Cairo Univ., Cairo, Egypt
Area of Concentration: Medicine & Surgery

Degree: MPH – Year: 1982
Awarding Institution: Tulane Univ., Louisiana, USA
Area of Concentration: Health Education

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: transitional year
Institution: Frankford Hospital
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type: Internship

Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Somerset Medical Center
Location: Somerville, NJ
Type: Residency


William T. Johanson, MDWilliam T. Johanson, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Drexel Medical Practice
2659 US Hwy 70 East
Valdese, NC 28690

Phone: (828) 580-4080

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board of Family Practice – Family Practice

Education:
Degree: MD – Year: 1979
Institution: Vanderbilt

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: St. Francis, Peoria, Ill.
Type: Residency, Internship


Newman M. Lewis Jr, MD ABFMNewman M. Lewis Jr, MD ABFM

Specialty: Family Practice

Lenoir Family Medicine
1041 Morganton Blvd. SW – Suite 200
Lenoir, NC 28645

Phone: 828-991-4660

Education:
Roanoke Memorial Hospitals (1984 – 1987) Roanoke, VA
East Carolina University – Brody School of Medicine M.D., 1984
East Carolina University – B.A., Biology, 1980

Certification
American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Associations
American Academy of Family Physicians
North Carolina Medical Society
Helping Hands Clinic Physician (1998 – present)
Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care, Associate Medical Director (2000 – present)
Community Medicine


Gandhari Loomis, D.O.Gandhari Loomis, D.O.

Specialty: Family Medicine

Table Rock Family Medicine
301 Linville Street
Glen Alpine, NC 28628

Phone: 828-584-2481 or 828-580-1400

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Board Certified, 4/30/2008 – Family Medicine

Education:
Degree: B.S. – Year: 2000
Institution: Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
Area of Concentration: Psychology and Neuroscience

Degree: D.O. – Year: 2005
Institution: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Medicine
Institution: New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Location: Wilmington, NC – Type: Internship

Specialty: Family Medicine
Institution: New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Location: Wilmington, NC – Type: Residency


John R. Maggiore, MDJohn R. Maggiore, MD

Specialty: Family Practice

Lenoir Family Medicine
1041 Morganton Blvd. SW – Suite 200
Lenoir, NC 28645

Phone: 828-991-4660

Education

  • Residency – 1970-1972, Community Hospital of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Internship – 1969-1970, Weld County General, Greeley, CO
  • M.D. – May 1969, Medical School, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
  • Undergraduate – 1961-1964, attended Creighton University, Omaha, NE (early admission to Medical School, University of Nebraska)

Certifications
Board Certified, ABFM


Thomas Meek, DOThomas Meek, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine

Blue Ridge Family Practice
Valdese Hospital Medical Office Building
730 Malcolm Blvd., Suite 150
PO Box 845
Rutherford College, NC 28671

Phone: 828-580-8684 Fax: 828-580-8459

Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians – Family Practice/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Education: DO - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Nancy Morgan, MDNancy Morgan, MD

Specialty: Family Practice

Lenoir Family Medicine
1041 Morganton Blvd. SW – Suite 200
Lenoir, NC 28645

Phone: 828-991-4660

Education:

  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Family Medicine residency program 1979-1982
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center – Doctor of Medicine, 1979
  • The Ohio State University Bachelor of Science (Biology), 1979

Current Professional Associations

  • Diplomat, American Board of Family Practice
  • Member, American Academy of Family Practice
  • Member, North Carolina Medical Association

Jennifer J. Olson, MDJennifer J. Olson, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Table Rock Family Medicine
301 Linville Street, PO Box 837
Glen Alpine, NC 28628

Phone: 828-584-2481 or 828-580-1400

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board of Family Physicians Family Practice

Education:
Degree: MD – Year: 1999
Institution: Wright State University
Area of Concentration - Family Practice

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Riverside Family Practice Residency
Location: Newport News, VA
Type: Residency


Melanie M. Orange, MDMelanie M. Orange, MD

Specialty: Family Practice

McDowell Medical Associates, PA
5920 US 70 East
Nebo, NC 28761

Phone: 828-659-9703

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine

Education
Degree: MD – Year: 1991
Institution: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Area of Concentration: Family Practice

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: MAHEC
Location: Asheville, NC
Type: Residency & Internship


Clay Richardson, MDClay Richardson, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Table Rock Family Medicine
301 Linville Street
Glen Alpine, NC 28628

Phone: 828-584-2481 or 828-580-1400

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Board Certifications/Area of Certification:
American Board of Family Medicine Family Practice


Laurie C. Robinson, MDLaurie C. Robinson, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Burke Primary Care, PLLC
103 Medical Heights Drive
Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board of Family Practice – Family Practice

Education:
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology – Year Graduated: 1994
Awarding Institution: University of Georgia

Degree: MD – Year Graduated: 1998
Awarding Institution: Medical College of Georgia

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Anderson Area Medical Center
Location: Anderson, South Carolina
Type: Residency


Tim M. Robinson, MDTim M. Robinson, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Burke Primary Care, PLLC
103 Medical Heights Drive
Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board of Family Practice – Family Practice

Education:
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Zoology – Year Graduated: 1993
Awarding Institution: Auburn University

Degree: MD – Year Graduated: 1998
Awarding Institution: Medical College of Georgia

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: Anderson Area Medical Center
Location: South Carolina
Type: Residency


Gowri D Sathiraju, MD FRACGP DipRACOG CWS FACCWS FAPWCAGowri D Sathiraju, MD FRACGP DipRACOG CWS FACCWS FAPWCA

Specialty: Family Medicine

Gowri D Sathiraju MD PA
560 Malcolm Blvd.
Rutherford College, NC 28671

Phone: 828-879-3400

Active Staff: Valdese Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board Of Family Practice – Family Practice American Academy Of Wound Management – Certified Wound Specialist

Active Staff: Valdese Hospital

Education
Degree: MD
Institution: Kurnool Medical College

Degree: CWS – Year: 2006
Institution: American Academy Of Wound Management
Area of Concentration: Wound Care

Degree: FACCWS – Year: 2006
Institution: American College Of Certified Wound Specialists
Area of Concentration – Wound Care

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice/dermatology
Institution: St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Ct
Location: Hartford, Ct
Type: Fellowship

Specialty: Family Practice/Obstetrics & Gynecology
Institution: Woden Valley Hospital
Location: Canberra, Australia
Type: Residency

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Institution: Ipswich & Mount Vernon Hospitals
Location: England, UK
Type: Residency

Specialty: Medicine/Surgery
Institution: Kurnool General Hospital - Kurnool
Type: Internship


Deanna L. Scherock, MDDeanna L. Scherock, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Table Rock Family Medicine
301 Linville Street
Glen Alpine, NC 28628

Phone: 828-584-2481 or 828-580-1400

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board of Family Physicians / Family Practice

Education
Degree: MD – Year: 1994
Institution: University of Miami

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: MAHEC
Location: Asheville, NC
Type: Residency


DScott C. Scoggins, MDScott C. Scoggins, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Table Rock Family Medicine
301 Linville Street, PO Box 837
Glen Alpine, NC 28628

Phone: 828-584-2481 or 828-580-1400

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Education:
Degree: MD – Year: 1994
Institution: University of Miami – School of Medicine

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Practice
Institution: MAHEC
Location: Asheville, NC
Type: Residency


S. Keith Smith, MDS. Keith Smith, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Burke Primary Care, PLLC
Street Address: 103 Medical Heights Drive
City: Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Active Staff: Grace Hospital

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board of Family Practice – Family Practice
Fellow of American Academy of Family Practice

Education
Degree: BS -Year Graduated: 1982
Awarding Institution: Clemson University
Area of Concentration (If applicable): Microbiology

Degree: MD – Year Graduated: 1986
Awarding Institution: Medical University of South Carolina
Area of Concentration (If applicable):

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Chief Resident Family Practice
Institution: Anderson Memorial Hospital
Location: Anderson, SC
Type: Residency, Internship


James R. Thompson MDJames R. Thompson MD

Specialty: Family Practice

Lenoir Family Medicine
1041 Morganton Blvd. SW – Suite 200
Lenoir, NC 28645

Phone: 828-991-4660

Education
1997 to 1980, Resident, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia Department of Family Practice

1973 to 1977, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina – MD

1969 to 1973, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina – BS

Certifications/Boards
American Board of Family Practice
American Academy of Family Physicians


Deborah H. Waechter, MDDeborah H. Waechter, MD

Specialty: Family Practice

Burke Primary Care, PLLC
103 Medical Heights Drive
Morganton, NC 28655-5197

Phone: 828-437-4211

Board Certifications /Area of Certification
American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine

Education
Degree: M.D. Year: 5/31/1999

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships
Specialty: Family Medicine
Institution: Greenville Hospital University Medical Center for Family Medicine
Location: Greenville, South Carolina – Type: Residency


Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Deborah H. Waechter, MDTodd Cook, PA-C

Practice: BRHC Worksite Wellness Clinic

Address: 1000 Perkins Rd, SE, Valdese, NC 28690

Phone: 828-326-8448

Educational Background: Wake Forest University School of Medicine - PA Program, University of Nebraska School of Medicine - Master's Degree

Certifications: BCLS, Physician's Assistant Certification


Deborah H. Waechter, MDTobey M. Flores, PA-C

Practice: McDowell Medical Associates

Address: 2293 Sugar Hill Road, Suite D, Marion, NC 28752

Phone: 828-652-8727

Educational Background:
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC - MS in Physician Assistant Studies
East Carolina University - BS in Exercise Physiology

Certifications: BLS/CPR - Adult, child, and infant certified
ACLS Certified
American Academy of Physician Assistants


Deborah H. Waechter, MDKristen Fromal, PA-C

Practice: Burke Primary Care, PLLC

Address: 103 Medical Heights Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Educational Background: Earned her Masters degree in Physician Assistant studies from Duke University, where she graduated with honors and earned a degree in Masters of Health Sciences.

Certifications: American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Medical Society


Deborah H. Waechter, MDDavid Lange, PA-C

Specialty: Family Practice

Practice: Burke Primary Care, PLLC

Address: 103 Medical Heights Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Educational Background: Graduate of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC

Certifications: American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Medical Society


Deborah H. Waechter, MDBurt Moncrief, PA-C

Practice: Burke Primary Care, PLLC

Address: 103 Medical Heights Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Educational Background: Graduate of Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program

Certifications: American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Medical Society


Deborah H. Waechter, MDMelissa Morse, PA-C

Practice: Burke Primary Care, PLLC

Address: 103 Medical Heights Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Educational Background: Earned her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ.

Certifications: American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, North Carolin Medical Society


Deborah H. Waechter, MDLisa L. Mull, FNP

Family Medical Associates
2209 S. Sterling St., Suite 300
Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-580-4010

Educational Background:
MS in Nursing - University of South Alabama Family Nurse Practitioner Program
BS in Nursing - McMurry University
BS in Biology - Mississippi University for Women


Deborah H. Waechter, MDRuth Black Raffield, FNP

Practice: McDowell Medical Associates

Address: 2293 Sugar Hill Road, Suite D, Marion, NC 28752

Phone: 828-652-8727

Educational Background: Western Carolina University, BSN
UNC-CH, MSN

Certifications: ANCC, ACLS

 


John Sallstrom, PA-CJohn Sallstrom, PA-C

Practice: Burke Primary Care, PLLC

Address: 103 Medical Heights Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Educational Background: Graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at the Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska

Certifications: American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Medical Society


Deborah H. Waechter, MDMary Frances Sears, MS, PA-C

Practice: Hilltop Family Medicine

Address: 110 Hilltop Street, Rutherford College NC 28671

Phone: 828-874-4600

Educational Background:
East Carolina University, Master in Science of Physician Assistant Studies
Meredith College, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Basic Life Support


Deborah H. Waechter, MDMichael M. Stephanides PA-C

Practice: Table Rock Family Medicine

Address: 301 Linville Street, Glen Alpine, NC 28628

Phone: 828-584-2481

Background: Michael Stephanides has been a Physician Assistant since receiving his degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1984. Originally from Maryland, Michael practiced in an orthopedic practice in Greensboro for seven years before moving to Morganton in 1990. Michael “re-joined” Table Rock Family Medicine in 2002 after he and his family worked for two years as medical missionaries in Honduras. Michael enjoys his 3 children, running and cooking. He does speak Spanish and welcomes the Hispanic community


Deborah H. Waechter, MDBill Vaassen, PA-C

Practice: Burke Primary Care, PLLC

Address: 103 Medical Heights Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

Phone: 828-437-4211

Educational Background: Graduate of Duke University School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program. Inducted into Duke University's Physician Assistant Hall of Fame in 2013.

Certifications: American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Medical Society


Deborah H. Waechter, MDSandra Wilusz, FNP-BC

BRHC Worksite Wellness Clinic
3086 Main Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Phone: 828-326-8448
Fax: 828-326-8427

Undergraduate Degree: BSN 1984 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH)
Graduate Degree: MSN 2008 East Carolina University (ECU)

Certifications: Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC certified, Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse (CWOCN)

Carolinas HealthCare System -

Blue Ridge

2201 South Sterling Street

Morganton, NC 28655

(828) 580-5000

info@BlueRidgeHealth.org