Internal Medicine in Boone, NC
Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists treat the whole person, not just the illness. Our internal medicine services focus on prevention and wellness strategies, new treatment options and emerging health strategies. Internal medicine physicians, or internists, are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults – from those who are healthy to those with complicated illnesses. They are especially well trained in the diagnosis of puzzling medical problems, in the ongoing care of chronic illnesses, and in caring for patients with more than one disease. Internists also specialize in health promotion and disease prevention.
You might consider seeing an internal medicine specialist if you have conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and chronic lung disease. If you have Medicare, Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists provides Annual Wellness Visits. Call us for more information.
- Complete Physical Exams
- Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
- Preventive Care
- Well-Woman Exam
Chronic DIsease Management
- Autoimmune Diseases
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Lung Conditions
- Bone Density Scan Referrals
- Breathing Treatments
- Cancer Screening & Referrals
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- In-office Procedures
- Lung Function Test (Spirometry) Referrals
- Medication Management
Dr. Stark, Hailey and staff are great! He is thorough, knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable and easy to be with. Hailey is always pleasant and efficient and she returns calls – a plus!
Dr. Stark and his staff are fantastic, friendly and address any questions or concerns you have! I would highly recommend!
Ian is my nurse practitioner and he is amazing! He listens to my complaints without judgement and is very personable, knowledgeable, and thorough. The front staff is excellent with check in/out and all of the nurses are so nice and respond to any questions I have promptly. I would highly recommend this practice to any of my friends or family members in the High Country and would commute if necessary to continue coming here.
Great experience from check-in to check out. The staff are always so helpful and friendly. My provider Karen Criminger takes her time and listens thoroughly to my concerns. The provider and their staff are so kind, and always smiling. My phone calls and results and always returned in a timely manner. My family and I are so grateful for such a wonderful physician’s office and it’s staff.
The MAHEC Boone Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, located at Watauga Medical Center, and AppFamily Medicine is a partnership between ARHS and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and will also serve as a clinical training site for medical students from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Read More: MAHEC Boone Rural Family Medicine Residency
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
If you would like to speak to someone about our services, please let us know!