Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists Accepting New Patients

We are happy to share this great news with the families in the High Country. In an effort to improve access to healthcare in the High Country, ARMA practice Appalachian Regional Adult and Family Medicine moved to the location of Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists at the Boone Point building located at 148 Hwy 105 Extension. This move took place on October 3, 2016.


In addition, Jenny Richardson, ACNP, who currently practices at Watauga Internal Medicine on Furman Road, moved to the ARIMS location at Boone Point on the same date.

The multi-specialty practice includes Rheumatology, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine services.

Below is a list of all of the Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists providers sorted by specialty. Each provider is accepting new patients.

Pulmonology Internal Medicine Rheumatology Family Medicine
Donald Graham, MD Richard Smith, MD James Logan, MD Chris McCracken, MD
Kevin Wolfe, MD Richard Stark, MD Valerie Purcell, MD
Jenny Richardson, ACNP Ginger Warren, FNP
Stephanie Walker, FNP Lois Iiams, FNP
Jerrica Smith, FNP

“In the best interest of our patients, we made the decision to centralize some of our ARMA specialty providers into one convenient location,” said Robert Johnston, Director of ARMA and Clinical Integration. “Thanks to its all-in-one design, patients will be able to easily navigate between specialty services without having to travel to different offices around town.”

In addition to adding more providers, Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists added 12,905 square feet of space which doubled its patient exam rooms to 32. The practice is also equipped with its own lab draw station, infusion room with wall-to-wall windows and on-site pulmonary function test center – the first and only in the region not located within a hospital.

To learn more about Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists, call 828-386-2746.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Announces New Medical Office

Appalachian Regional Medical Associates is pleased to announce the opening of Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists. The multi-specialty practice will include Rheumatology, Pulmonology and Internal Medicine. Dr. James Logan of Appalachian Regional Rheumatology and Dr. Kevin Wolfe of Appalachian Regional Pulmonology will join new providers Dr. Richard Stark, an Internal Medicine Physician, and Stephanie Walker, FNP-C.


The High Country needed this type of practice and we are happy Appalachian Regional Healthcare saw the need in the area. Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists will treat the whole person, not just the illness.

  • The internal medicine services focus on prevention and wellness strategies, new treatment options and emerging health strategies.
  • The rheumatology services focus on diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases including arthritis, autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis.
  • The pulmonology services focus on helping you breathe easier specializing in diseases involving the lungs and therapeutic and diagnostic services for respiratory system disorders. The providers are Making Life Better for residents of the High Country.

The public is invited to attend an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on September 2 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Location: Boone Point Building
148 Hwy 105 Extension, Suite 104
Boone, NC 28607