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AppHealthCare Expands Provider Team


AppHealthCare is pleased to announce the addition of three new providers to our experienced care provider team.

Dr. Jessica Ange will become the medical director serving Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties starting August 15, 2017. Dr. Jessica Ange comes to AppHealthCare from Alleghany Family Practice in Alleghany County. Dr. Ange graduated from East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and completed family medicine residency training at MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) in Asheville, NC. She has worked as a family physician with the Makah Tribe in Washington State through the Indian Health Service for almost three years prior to moving back to North Carolina to join Alleghany Family Practice for the past two years. Dr. Ange particularly enjoys primary care and seeing patients of all ages, nutrition and preventive care, and community health.

Alleghany Family Practice has enjoyed having Dr. Ange as a part of their practice over the past two years. They will miss her at the office, but know with her public health background she will be a huge asset to the community through the Health Department. They wish her all the best in her new endeavors.

In addition to Dr. Ange, we have hired two Family Nurse Practitioners, Phyllis Carpenter and Jane Grace. They work full-time in Alleghany and Ashe Counties.

Phyllis Carpenter, FNP-C, graduated from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University and has a wide variety of experience including OB/Gyn, orthopedics and family planning. Phyllis will be serving patients at our Alleghany Health Center location in Sparta.


Jane Grace, FNP, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been a nurse for 37 years and a nurse practitioner for 9 years with specialty in family practice. Jane will be serving patients at our Ashe Health Center location in Jefferson.

AppHealthCare is accepting new patients and offer a variety of medical services including primary care (Alleghany and Ashe locations only), screenings, immunizations, maternal health, family planning, dental services and more to meet your needs. We accept private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, as well as patients without health insurance and offer a sliding fee discount.

If you would like to learn more about our services or make an appointment, please call our offices, Alleghany (336) 372-5641, Ashe (336) 246-9449, Watauga (828) 264-4995, or visit our website at www.apphealthcare.com.