Sports Medicine - Boone

Welcome to the MAHEC Boone Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship!

Chris Bullers, MD Boone Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Located in the high country of North Carolina, Boone is full of opportunities and adventure for everyone. As part of the Blue Ridge Mountains sitting at 3,333 ft, there is skiing, snowboarding, hiking,  mountain biking, road cycling, rafting, tubing, rock climbing, running, fishing, hunting, camping, and more all centered around a university town that provides nationally recognized athletics, cultural activities, cuisine, and diversity.

Fellowship year is meant to be challenging but, at the same time, rewarding and fun. The location where you train provides the backbone for your sports medicine experience. Here in the mountains, we have a wide range of opportunities to see active people of truly all ages and all levels of ability. With the breadth of experience you will receive, you will feel comfortable in any medical situation managing sports medicine/musculoskeletal problems whether the setting be academic, private, or in the field. We couple this experience with the maintenance of your already developed primary care skills to keep your future goals unlimited. 

Sports medicine is advancing rapidly and our program is as well. We are developing physicians grounded in classical training and skill development bolstered by the newest scientific evidence, technology, and techniques. We achieve this both through our high volume AppOrtho clinic, but also our relationships as medical director and team physicians of Division I Appalachian State University athletics, both Watauga and Avery High Schools, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, High Country youth soccer, and semi-pro NPSL Appalachian Football Club. We have a close relationship with the Appalachian State University health sciences faculty and are actively involved with their ongoing research while helping to develop new projects. 

Outside of these professional opportunities, we won’t let you miss out on the recreation that our area affords. We strongly believe in the mantra of “work hard, play hard” and will make sure you are able to experience our mountain lifestyle in its entirety. Learning balance in the field of medicine is imperative. We will help guide you in determining your future and learn how to add balance to your professional and personal goals. Here, the expectations are high, but you will have the opportunity and the support to grow not only as a physician but also a person.

We look forward to having you in the high country!

Chris Bullers, MD
Boone Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director