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.
David Brendle, DO joined Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists in April 2017. Dr. Brendle completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his master’s degree in Exercise Science at Appalachian State University. Before attending medical school, he worked at the Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center (GRECC) in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania and completed his family medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.
Dr. Brendle was drawn to Osteopathic Medicine because of its holistic approach to treating the patient. Before moving to the High Country, he practiced family medicine in Lenoir, NC. When not at work, Dr. Brendle enjoys spending time with his wife (also a medical doctor), running, cycling and rock climbing.
Dr. Gregory Price is a primary care physician at the Davant Medical Clinic in Blowing Rock, NC, treating adults and children ages 6 and up.
Dr. Price is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Family Medicine and has been practicing primary care medicine for more than 15 years. Dr. Price has extensive experience in the management of chronic medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes as well as the treatment of acute medical concerns (ear and sinus infections, allergic reactions, influenza, etc.).
Dr. Price grew up in Michigan before attending Boston College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Dr. Price is also a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Medical School where he received his medical degree before completing his Family Medicine Residency at Middlesex Hospital in Middleteown, Connecticut. While in residency Dr. Price’s training extended across the spectrum of primary care with additional particular focus on dermatology and sports medicine.
Despite now having lived in North Carolina for over 20 years, Dr. Price is not afraid of a little snow and he loves living in the High Country with his wife and two daughters. Between studies and work Dr. Price found time to spend working in Yellowstone Park. Now he and his family have a continuing affinity for exploring the outdoors and love to vacation by exploring our National Park system.