Job ID: 290127794  |  Last Updated: 1/18/2023

Emergency Medicine Physician

Watauga Medical Center
Boone, NC
Applicant Contact
Scott Dudley
In-House Physician Recruiter
(336) 341-2631

Job Description

Were Hiring Emergency Medicine Physicians to work and live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina!

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist ( is a nationally recognized academic health system, with an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia.

We are seeking Board Certified / Board Eligible, EM physicians at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Boone, NC. North Carolina Medical License (or eligibility) required.

Please contact Scott Dudley at or 336-341-2631 for more information.

The group covers two hospitals. Watauga Medical Center sees ~60 higher acuity patients daily with 29 hour doc coverage and 11 hour NP/PA coverage and is the only hospital in the County with a 3 county catchment area. Cannon Memorial hospital is a critical access facility with ~20-25 daily visits and 24 hours of physician coverage.

The system holds cardiac and stroke certifications with 24/7 cath lab and 24/7 telestroke. On call specialties include general surgery, OBGYN, urology, GI, ortho, ENT, ophthalmology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, hospitalist service, and pediatric hospitalists. Both Watauga and Cannon share a daily behavioral health crisis evaluation team to assist with transfers and disposition planning.
EMR is EPIC beginning in 6/2023. The group is employed by Wake Forest Emergency Providers.

Outdoor activities abound in the area with unrivaled hiking, road/gravel/mountain biking, fly fishing, kayaking/rafting and rock climbing easily accessible. Public schools are among the top ranked in the state and the community is close-knit and supportive. This mountain community also offers proximity to metropolitan Charlotte and Asheville, NC and is the home of the Appalachian State University Mountaineers.

When you join Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, you will be welcomed into an inclusive culture that celebrates and respects the contributions a diverse team can make together. Practice where your voice is valued, your passion for advancing medicine is rewarded, and you get the resources and support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In our nationally-renowned integrated health system, you can work alongside the most advanced minds in medicine to improve medicine, elevate hope and advance healingfor all.

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