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ARHS Provider
Watauga Medical Center Inpatient
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
Hospital Medicine
Internal Medicine
336 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607
(828) 268-8951
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During your hospital stay, a team of physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians and specialists work together to ensure that you receive the best medical care. The Inpatient Physician Group at Cannon Memorial Hospital and Watauga Medical Center lead the medical teams that provides patient’s treatment in the hospital.

Patient’s care teams include, but are not limited to: admissions specialists, case managers, social workers, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, x-ray technicians, financial navigators, insurance specialists and physicians, many of whom work behind the scenes to support those who work at your bedside.

Dr. Gary Chierico earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Miami and St. Georges University School of Medicine, respectively. Additionally, he completed his residency training at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine before working in the areas of pulmonology, critical care, internal medicine and as a hospitalist.
He chose to come to Watauga Medical Center because of the high quality of medicine with amazing doctors to work with in a mountain town. Outside of work, Dr. Chierico enjoys boating, sailing, piloting, golf, playing the guitar and spending time with his girlfriend Jackie. He has two children Priscilla, 20, and Preston, 16.