BRHS Welcomes Dr. Alex Chappelear



Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is pleased to introduce Alex Chappelear, DO, to its team of physicians.  Dr. Chappelear is board certified in Family Medicine. “As our nation and many of our communities are experiencing a shortage of primary care physicians, we welcome Dr. Chappelear and his commitment to providing quality care in rural communities,” said Will Wantland, Practice Manager at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. “His philosophy of treating the whole patient and entire families aligns with that of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital and Mission Health; making quality healthcare affordable, convenient and accessible, which ultimately benefits our community as a whole.”
 
Dr. Chappelear completed his residency and internship at East Tennessee State University in Kingsport, Tennessee.  He received his doctoral degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia.  Prior to joining Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Dr. Chappelear was a primary care physician for Rural Health Services Consortium in Bluff City, Tennessee.
 
“I was drawn to this area by my desire to work with entire families, treat a wide range of medical conditions and live in a rural area, “ said Dr. Chappelear.  “I base my patient philosophy on a foundation of honesty and mutual respect.”
 
Dr. Chappelear is an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoys hunting and fishing, gardening and landscaping, working on his bonsai and spending time with his wife and three-year-old daughter. 
 
Dr. Chappelear will accept patients at the Blue Ridge Medical Center’s Mayland and Yancey Clinics.   For an appointment, please call 828-765-5672 or 828-688-0200.
 
About Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) is a not-for-profit community hospital serving Mitchell, Yancey, lower Avery and upper McDowell counties. Located in Spruce Pine, N.C., the hospital is licensed for 46 beds and has about 410 employees, including 82 RNs. Cleverley & Associates has recognized BRRH as a Community Value 5-Star Hospital for 10 consecutive years. Medical specialties offered by BRRH include emergency services, OB services, critical care, rehabilitation services and fitness center, cancer services, orthopedics, general surgical services, pain management, pediatrics and family medicine. BRRH is a member of Mission Health, which has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2014 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Mission Health is the only medium-sized health system to receive this recognition three years in a row, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction. For more information, please visit blueridgehospital.org.
 
About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2014 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Mission Health is the only medium-sized health system to receive this recognition three years in a row, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.
 
Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 795 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 10,600 employees and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org or @MissionHealthNC.

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