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Ashlee Gilliam, PA-C

Ashlee Gilliam, PA-C

Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center
Watauga Medical Center
Pain Medicine
(828) 265-5493
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Ashlee Gilliam, PA-C earned her bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences from East Tennessee State University in 2013 and graduated with summa cum laude honors. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University in 2016. Before joining ARHS, she worked in Roanoke, VA in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She is also a certified weight management and fitness nutrition specialist. She has a passion for educating patients on lifestyle changes to aid in patients’ pain control and improvement in quality of life.

In her free time, Ashlee enjoys spending time with her fiancé, and her English mastiff. She loves all things outdoors and spends many weekends hiking or kayak fishing.

Richard J. Stork, MD

Richard J. Stork, MD

Watauga Medical Center, Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center
Watauga Medical Center
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine
(828) 262-4100
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Dr. Richard Stork is a Pain Medicine physician and Director of the Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, with a subspecialty certification in Pain Management. Additionally, he has been practicing Pain Management exclusively for more than 20 years.

Within the field of Pain Management, he is especially interested in treating pain due to spinal dysfunction, and the use of radiofrequency techniques (as applicable), and adjuvant medical therapies, such as antidepressant and anticonvulsant medications, as well as mind/body therapies, such as yoga and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dr. Stork grew up in a large family on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. His siblings are scattered all along the east coast, and they remain very close. Dr. Stork obtained his undergraduate degree in English with a concentration in writing from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He went on to attend medical school at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. From there, he completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

His children are mostly grown now, and he enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors, as well as cultural pursuits, such as reading, and playing fingerstyle guitar, especially American “roots” music. He also enjoys spending (too much) time in the kitchen!