870 State Farm Road, Suite 102
Boone, NC 28607

Phone: 828-264-0029

Gastroenterology Providers in Boone, NC

Our Providers include two Board Certified Gastroenterologists and one Certified Physician Assistant.  The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with their training, professional credentials and work experience.

Douglas M Trate, MD

Dr. Trate came to Boone in 1996 and worked with Western Carolina Digestive Diseases for one year before opening his own practice, Appalachian Gastroenterology, in 1997.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania and his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He did his post graduate training in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Temple University.  Dr. Trate is certified in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Marc L Clark, MD

Dr . Clark worked in his own gastroenterology practice in Cleveland, Tennessee for 23 years before moving to the High Country and joining Appalachian Gastroenterology in January, 2010.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Clemson University and his M.D. degree at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He did his post graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  Dr. Clark is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology.

Susan L Hopkins, PA-C

Susan joined Appalachian Gastroenterology in May, 2011.  She is a High Country native and earned her undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University.  She received her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Wingate University.


Our Support Staff

Our Clinical Support Staff includes three Registered Nurses, one Licensed Practical Nurse, and two Certified Medical Assistants.  Our Administrative Support Staff includes a Certified Gastroenterology Coding Specialist as well as holders of degrees in Office Systems Technology, Accounting and Healthcare Management.  All of our staff is very experienced and highly trained.  We are committed to giving you the best possible service at every phase of your visit with us.