An Insider Interview with AppFamily Medicine

We have received questions about the new family medicine practice, AppFamily Medicine, in Boone. Thankfully, we were able to go straight to the source to get an insider view of the practice and more information about the new Boone Rural Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kyle Wilson was gracious to answer our questions.

This is excellent news to hear that the High Country has a medical practice that will see your entire family no matter the age. Also, the comfort of knowing that the hospital will have family medicine residents on-call 24/7 is reassuring for all families.

Molly Benedum, M.D., Director of the Boone Rural Family Medicine Residency Program commented: “We are enormously excited to welcome the first class of residents whom we are especially pleased are all from North Carolina. Their interest in our program indicates their strong commitment to spending their careers meeting the primary healthcare needs of communities across the state. We look forward to what they will accomplish in the years to come and to welcoming them to the High Country this summer.”

The Boone Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, located at Watauga Medical Center, is a partnership between ARHS, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The program was created to train full-scope family doctors to serve in rural and underserved communities. Resident training will take three years, and ARHS is hopeful that many residents will choose to continue their careers in the High Country.

For appointments at AppFamily Medicine, please visit their website. Please let us know if you have other questions about family medicine that you would like for High Country Parent to address in the future.