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Your Family, One Healthcare Provider

AppFamily Medicine welcomes Dr. Beverly Womack as supervisor for gynecology, pregnancy care and childbirth.  Family medicine doctors treat the whole family through every stage of life.

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Watauga Medical Center Expansion Updates

Construction of the new patient care tower is underway.

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine: You have a choice

Pediatrics is available in Boone, Blowing Rock, and Linville at AppFamily, Davant Medical Clinic, and Baker Center for Primary Care.

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The Evolution of Spine Surgery

According to some sources, medical knowledge is expanding exponentially and doubles every 73 days. That’s a lot of change for physicians and surgeons to keep up with. In this video, Dr. Jim Califf discusses the evolution of spine surgery that he has seen throughout his career as an orthopedic…

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is the leading healthcare system in the High Country. Committed to building a healthier community and simply ​Making Life Better​, ARHS offers access to three hospitals, fifteen medical offices and twenty-seven outpatient services. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System strives to continuously provide all members of the community with access to the best possible medical treatment, illness prevention, research, and wellness education. Visit ​​ for more information.


Appalachian Regional Medical Associates

Since 2006, Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA) has assisted in providing healthcare access to residents of the High Country and surrounding communities. The multispecialty medical practice group offers services including family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, internal medicine, obstetrics, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, thoracic surgery, urology, vascular surgery, and women’s health. Each ARMA medical office utilizes an electronic medical record system that allows patients to easily transition from one ARMA practice to another. For more information, visit ​


Watauga Medical Center

Watauga Medical Center is a licensed 117-bed regional medical complex, offering both primary and secondary acute and specialty care. Patients are offered the best care with access to services including cancer treatment, respiratory therapy, imaging, radiology, laboratory services, surgery, cardiology, pain management, wound care, emergency services, and physical and occupational rehabilitation therapy. Watauga Medical Center’s campus is also home to Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center and the Heart & Vascular Center. Certified by the Joint Commission, Watauga Medical Center is an accredited Primary Stroke Center. Visit ​​ to learn more.

Watauga Medical Center has begun a $126 million construction project, making structural and technological enhancements to ensure the delivery of premier healthcare into the future. The 48-bed Schaefer Family Patient Care Tower is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The building will house larger patient rooms to accommodate high-tech mobile medical equipment, state-of-the-art surgical suites, an updated Emergency Department, women’s health services, imaging and laboratory services, and new waiting areas. Visit to learn more.


Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital

Built in 1999, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital is an 8-bed acute care hospital fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare for Organizations. The full-service emergency department, imaging, laboratory, outpatient behavioral health, along with physical and occupational therapies round out the list of services.  For more information, visit ​​.


Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health

Located adjacent to Cannon Memorial Hospital, Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health Hospital is a 27-bed inpatient facility. As the only Behavioral Health Hospital in a 40-mile radius, Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health felt the dire need to expand its facility after being unable to help more than 5,000 psychiatric referral patients each year due to a lack of available inpatient beds. With the help of a $6.5 million grant from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, the previous 10-bed behavioral health unit at Cannon Memorial Hospital relocated to this 27-bed facility. For more information visit



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