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Dr. Thomas White is a native of Cherryville, NC. He attended Duke University for his undergraduate and medical degrees then went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. In 1988 he returned to Cherryville and established Cherryville Primary Care. In 2015 he opened Hometown Direct Care, the first direct primary care practice in the area, which now offers care in Both Cherryville and Shelby, NC. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Clinical Lipidology. In 2015, he served as the President of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. In 2020, he was selected as the Family Physician of the Year in North Carolina by his peers! He is married to Diana, and they have 2 children — Whitney, a hospice RN, and Daniel, also an MD who is in his fourth year of a surgical residency – and two grandchildren Lawson and Addy.

Dr. Joshua Carpenter is a native of Duncan’s Creek in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He attended Burns High School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University before completing his Family Medicine Residency at Cabarrus / NorthEast Medical Center. He is married to Megan, and they have a daughter, Lucy and son Edison. Dr. Carpenter works primarily at the Shelby location, which was opened in August of 2017. He is board-certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Brianna Buchanan is a family medicine physician originally from the Midwest, who has been settled in North Carolina for the last 7 years. After attending medical school at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed Family Medicine residency at Harnett Health. Besides medicine, Brianna has sung and played acoustic guitar for over a decade and uses her love of music in the community. She loves to travel and has explored overseas on various medical mission trips, including Africa during the Ebola crisis. She chose family medicine to invest in the doctor-patient relationship. Brianna’s love for family health is what drew her to Direct Primary Care. She is married to Logan Buchanan. They enjoy backpacking/outdoor adventure, travel, and exploring the world of cuisine.

19470cookie-checkMy DPC Story: Episode 46: Dr. Thomas White, Dr. Josh Carpenter, & Dr. Brianna Buchanan

By Doug Farrago

Douglas Farrago MD is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Douglas Farrago, MD received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in 1987, his Masters of Education degree in the area of Exercise Science from the University of Houston in 1990, and his Medical Degree from the University of Texas at Houston in 1994. His residency training occurred way up north at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. In his final year, he was elected Chief Resident by his peers. Dr. Farrago has practiced family medicine for twenty-three years, first in Auburn, Maine and now in Forest, Virginia. He founded Forest Direct Primary Care in 2014, which quickly filled in 18 months. Dr. Farrago still blogs every day on his website Authenticmedicine.com and lectures worldwide about the present crisis in our healthcare system and the effect it has on the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Farrago’s has written three books on direct primary care: The Official Guide to Starting Your Own Direct Primary Care Practice, The Direct Primary Care Doctor’s Daily Motivational Journal and Slowing the Churn in Direct Primary Care (While Also Keeping Your Sanity) are all best sellers in this genre. He is a leading expert in direct primary care model and lectures medical students, residents, and doctors on how to start their own DPC practice. He retired from clinical medicine in October, 2020.

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