A part of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates
Pediatrics and Family Medicine in Boone, NC
AppFamily Medicine in Boone now offers extended hours, same-day appointments, and a walk-in clinic beginning September 14. The services offered at AppUrgent Care are available at AppFamily Medicine, with the exception of x-ray.
Family medicine providers, or primary care providers, are your partners in person-focused (not disease-oriented) healthcare. They deal with a wide range of medical issues, including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, disease prevention, obstetrics and gynecology, health maintenance, counseling, patient education. They are also trained to coordinate care among different specialists and subspecialists. AppFamily Medicine providers can also make home visits and treat their patients while in the hospital.
Pediatrics in Boone: AppFamily accepts new pediatric patients, infant to adolescence, in addition to adults. We want to be your whole family’s medical home here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Same-Day and Walk-in Clinics: The Same-Day Clinic and Walk-In Clinic is a convenient option for acute medical issues, such as colds, flu, sore throat, sinus pain, ear pain, allergies, bug bites/stings and minor injuries – things for which you would normally go to Urgent Care. High quality, efficient medical care is available for your whole family.
Monday-Friday: Call to reserve your time for minor illnesses and injuries. Walk-ins are welcome 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Saturday: Walk-ins are welcome 8:00 am – 12:00 noon.
Establish a relationship with a family medicine provider by scheduling an annual routine check-up, which is covered by most health insurance plans. If you have Medicare, AppFamily Medicine provides Annual Wellness Visits. Call us for more information.
Patients may contact the Practice Manager at (828) 386-2222 with questions, concerns, complaints or compliments regarding AppFamily Medicine.
Forms to complete before your appointment
Family Medicine and Pediatrics
- Behavioral Health
- Birth Control/Sexual Health
- Chronic Illness
- Cold & flu
- Complete Physical Exams
- Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
- Pediatrics (birth to adolescence)
- Preventive Care
- Primary Care
- Sports Physicals
- Well-Woman Exam
Same-Day Clinic and Saturday Walk-In
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Cold sores
- Cuts or minor burns
- Ear ache
- Fever (patients over 3 mos old)
- Foreign Body in the Eye
- Head lice
- Infections: Bladder, ear, eye and sinus
- Insect and tick bites
- Strep throat
- Pain: Back or muscle
- Skin conditions
- Sprains or joint pain
- STD testing
- Upper respiratory infection or bronchitis
- Urinary tract infections
- Vomiting and diarrhea
Conditions and Services NOT appropriate for same-day or walk-in
Call 911 or go to the Emergency Department for:
- Altered mental status or confusion
- Bleeding – heavy or abnormal
- Choking or foreign body lodged in throat
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (unless URI related, asthma or COPD exacerbation)
- Chemical bums
- Chest pain or chest pressure
- Fainting or blacking out
- Fever in less than a 3-month-old (or call pediatrician)
- Headache – severe
- Nosebleed – active
- Motor vehicle accident injuries
- Paralysis or weakness
- Vomiting or coughing up blood
- Catheter follow up
- Headache – mild
- Hospital/ER follow up
- Infants less than 4 weeks old
- Kidney Stones
- Medication refills
Dr. Brendle is absolutely amazing! So smart and caring! Great bedside manners as well. HIGHLY recommended.
We love Dr. McCracken! He’s WONDERFUL: personable, listens, and offers care that makes sense to the personality and preferences of the patient while being medically sound and recommended. You’re in good hands with Dr. McCracken.
Now more than ever, it is important that all school-aged children and adolescents obtain a school or sports physical. One of the primary benefits of this visit is to help students and their families better understand how they can stay well as our nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More: School and sports physicals: Important whether learning in-person or remotely
If you are a patient of one of the Appalachian Regional Medical Associates practices, and are being discharged from Watauga Medical Center or Cannon Memorial Hospital, you may receive a call from the Health Navigation Team to assist you in getting follow up care with your primary care provider. Read More: Health Navigation
Medicare Part B covers a yearly visit to a healthcare provider at no cost to you to help prevent disease and disability. At this appointment, you and your provider will discuss your current health and risk factors and develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy. Read More: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit