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Dr. Christopher McCracken, MD

Family Medicine ·  Male · Age 38

Dr. McCracken

Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists

148 Highway 105 Ext Ste 104 Boone, NC 28607

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Dr. Christopher McCracken, MD is a family medicine specialist in Boone, NC and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2008 and specializes in family medicine.


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(828) 386-2746

Dr. McCracken accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Options PPO
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. McCracken's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Cholesterol
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Removal
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a family physician, I care for all types of people and illness, ages 4 to 102. I treat every patient the way I would want my family treated. I believe in evidence based medicine, altering my practices as science and medical standards dictate. I ma...

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Washington Hospital Family Medicine
Residency Hospital
2009
Washington Hospital Family Medicine
Internship Hospital
2008
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical School
2003
Hampden-Sydney College
Undergraduate School
2011
2009
2008
2003

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. McCracken

3.4

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I have been seeing Dr. McCracken for the last 6 years and appreciate his ability to break-down for me medical issues carefully and pursue options that are helpful. He has been thoughtful, I like his bedside manner, and enjoy the fact that he does not rush through the appointment as has been my experience with other doctors I have visited in my past.
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Dr McCracken has been my primary physician for four years. I find him to be attentive to my needs and does an excellent job of explaining what my test show and offering ideas about things that may help me such as yoga to work on my flexibility. He listens to my needs and suggests possible solutions. He is very patient and kind. I could not be happier with the care I receive from his office.
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I was patient of Dr. McCracken for approx. four years. He is very knowledgeable and takes time to listen to you. Dr. McCracken never once indicated he was in a hurry to cover my appointment. Some have commented on his arrogant attitude; I can see that, however, there is nothing wrong with a Doctor believing in himself. The ONLY reason I have left this practice is a pronounced accessibility problem. I believe this is due to poor administrative policies.
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As others have stated, rushes through appointments and truly has a poor bedside manner. Didn't make me feel cared about, just another person to quickly pass over. There's much better physicians out there...
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My consultation lasted less than 10 minutes. Brought up issues with ADHD and anxiety, followed by typical prescriptions of Zoloft and Prozac. No follow up appointments were arranged. Three years down the road while theses ailments untreated TRIED following up care with local psychologist and psychiatrist. Has taken over three months to get into contact with one single psychologist or any healthcare professional that will not assess or consult with me. Healthcare or money? Change practices
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Worst experience ever. Dr told me I'd never come off all scripts. Three years later and over a 100 lbs lighter I undid what they did. It can be done!! Don't take their pills!! I also seen them treat another paitient in a horrible manner as well.
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Dr. McCracken is pleasant,down to earth, attentive,thorough,and answers all your questions. He uses his tablet to expound on any topic needing further exploration, particularly medications,availability. He is honest and straightforward with his responses and recommendations. Dr. McCracken is efficient but spends time with his patients and does not hurry them out the door.
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Horrible. Rushing Appointments. Pushing Bad Medical Advice.
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Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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