Dr. Beth McKeon joins the Baker Center for Primary Care from Mountain Area Health Education Center Family Medicine Residency in Asheville, NC. Beth had the opportunity to work with Dr. Charlie Baker during her residency. In the course of her residency she developed a passion for pediatrics, women’s health, and chronic disease management and is excited to bring these passions to the Baker Center team!
A North Carolina native, she grew up in Raleigh but always felt called to the High Country. She attended Appalachian State University for undergraduate followed by medical school at East Carolina University. Beth and her husband Matt enjoy spending time outside hiking, biking, and camping with their dog Josie.
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 Healthcare System 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.