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Baker Center for Primary Care

A practice of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates

Our Providers

Our experienced providers are on YOUR team

Patients & Caregivers

What to expect when you or a loved one receives care

Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines

Thursdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturdays, 8:30am-11:00am
Call (828) 737-7711 or walk-in


436 Hospital Drive, Suite 230
Linville, NC 28646
Located inside Sloop Medical Office Plaza
Monday–Friday, 8:00am–6:00pm
Saturday, 8:00 am–12:00 noon

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Phone: (828) 737-7711
Fax: (828) 737-7713
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Family Medicine & Pediatrics in Avery County!

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.

Pediatrics in Linville: Baker Center 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 ClinicsThe 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 same-day time for minor illnesses and injuries.
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, Baker Center provides Annual Wellness Visits. Call us for more information.

Family Medicine & Primary Care

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  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Behavioral Health
  • Birth Control/Sexual Health
  • Chronic Illness
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
  • Preventive Care
  • Primary Care

Pediatrics & Adolescence

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  • ADHD/Behavioral Health
  • Adolescent Gynecology/Women’s Health
  • Asthma
  • Behavioral Health
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Dermatology
  • Newborn Care
  • Same-Day Sickness or Injury
  • Sports Physicals

Women’s Health & OB/GYN

Women's Services
  • Birth Control/Sexual Health
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Well-Woman Exam

Same-Day & Walk-in Care

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  • Allergies
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Cuts or minor burns
  • Earache
  • Insect and tick bites, head lice
  • Immunizations
  • Infections: Bladder, ear, eye, sinus, urinary tract
  • Pain: Back or muscle
  • Skin conditions/rash
  • Sprains or joint pain
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

I love Sarah Seaver. She’s so knowledgeable & concerned about my health. She saved my life, acting quickly to get me help. I make my appointments first visit in the morning or first visit after lunch to avoid long wait times. Carol is the best nurse I’ve had in a long time.

Dr. Chidester is the best family physician I’ve ever had. She has exceptional people skills.

Dr. Wilson keyed in on my symptoms and suggested a possible cause for my high blood pressure in conjunction with other issues, connected me with the right specialists, and a few tests and one surgery later, my high blood pressure is all but gone. Dr. Wilson recognized a pattern that had evaded multiple GP, Internal Medicine, and cardiology specialists for more than a decade. I highly recommend him.

Health Navigation

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

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