Dr. Benjamin Parker is an orthopaedic surgeon at AppOrtho, a member of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. The North Carolina native completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University and earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. From there, he completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his sports medicine fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Dr. Parker is a specialist in all areas of sports medicine, including complex injuries of the knee, pediatric sports injuries, cartilage restoration, complex arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery, and shoulder replacements. He also enjoys general orthopaedic fracture care and management.
When not at work, Dr. Parker enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is also an avid fitness enthusiast and accomplished bluegrass musician.
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Wake Forest University
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Appalachian State University
Chelsea Compitello, NP, grew up in Columbus, Ohio. She is a huge Buckeye – Ohio State – fan and she and her husband try to attend at least one football game every fall. Compitello completed her nursing degree at Cedarville University in Ohio in 2009 and later obtained her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She has experience in surgical and oncology nursing and has practiced as a family nurse practitioner in primary care. At AppOrtho, she enjoys caring for orthopedic patients in the office and also in the inpatient setting.
When not at work she enjoys traveling, playing board games, volunteering at her church, walking her Goldendoodle and teaching cycling classes at the Wellness Center in Boone.
Dr. Chris Bullers grew up in Hickory, North Carolina. He attended Catawba College as an undergraduate, and after working for several years in the pharmaceutical industry, completed medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. After finishing his family medicine residency at Wake Forest University, he capped his medical training with a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While there, he participated in the care of athletes – young, elderly, amateur, and professional. He has extensive training in the diagnosis and non-operative treatment of orthopaedic problems and also specializes in the management of concussions.
Dr. Bullers enjoys all outdoor activities especially when they involve his wife and two boys. He “practices what he preaches” when it comes to exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, St. Margaret
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
North Carolina Medical Society
Capstone Award, Wake Forest Family and Community Medicine
Resident Winter Meeting Award, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
Sports Medicine Affiliations:
North Davidson High School Athletics
University of Pittsburgh Athletics, NCAA division I
Jaclyn Honeycutt, PA-C, joined AppOrtho in 2017. She earned her undergraduate degree from Anderson University in South Carolina where she played division 2 basketball. Jaclyn completed her Masters degree in Physician Assistant studies at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. When not at work, the New York native enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter outdoors.
Dr. James Califf is an orthopaedic surgeon at AppOrtho. He is a South Carolina native with an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. He obtained his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at Duke Medical Center with a focus on spinal surgery after two years of general surgery training.
Over his more than 25 years in practice, he has further refined his treatment of spinal disorders, offering non-surgical as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and is a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He also enjoys general orthopedics, joint replacement, arthroscopy, fracture care and hand surgery.
When not working, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife and five children. He moved to the High Country in 2013 and is pleased to be able to provide his services to the area.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medics
American Back Society
American Medical Association
Director, Orthopaedic Quality Assurance, Alamance Health Services
Chair, Department of Surgery, Alamance Health Services