Ruth Dotson, PA-C joined Watauga Surgical Group in 2017. She grew up in rural southwest Virginia, but has lived in Boone, NC, for more than 30 years. She has a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University and a Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University. Dotson has more than 16 years of experience as a physician assistant in both primary care and gastroenterology. Dotson loves the mountains and enjoys the outdoors, hiking and camping. She is married to Don and they have two furry children, Zoe, a border collie and Cali, a cat.