Dr. Alfred Earwood is board certified in Family Medicine and received his medical training at East Carolina University and completed his internship and residency at Quillen College of Medicine/East Tennessee State University. He began practicing medicine in Avery County in 1991 and joined Elk River Medical Associates in 1994.
Amy Chidester, MD is a graduate of Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, WV. She completed her residency at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH with a specialty in family medicine. She completed a fellowship at Florida Hospital in Winter Park, FL with a specialty in OB.
Amy is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Angie Gonder, FNP-C has called the Mountains of NC home since 1985. She worked most of her career as an RN in the Emergency Department at Watauga Medical Center in Boone. Surrounded by so many awesome providers and encouraged to do more she obtained her Master’s in Nursing from University of Colorado Health Sciences in 2003. Like so many, she returned to our beautiful mountains. Angie is most passionate about caring for patients in the Urgent/Emergent setting and is excited to “come full circle” becoming a part of the excellent team of caring providers at the Baker Center for Primary Care. Hobbies include “anything outdoors” especially photography, woodworking, stonework and home “projects”.
Honors: American Nursing Credentialing Center Board Certified and has been inducted to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Chris McCracken, MD graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, and completed his Family Medicine residency at Washington Hospital in Washington, PA. Particular interests of his within Family Medicine include women’s health, pediatric and adolescent medicine, orthopaedic and sports medicine, and in-office dermatologic procedures.