Gary Allan Curran, MD

Family Physician

Biography

Background

  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Resident of Asheville, North Carolina since 1994
  • Wife: Diana Curran, MD.
  • Medical Director for Henderson County Health Department.
  • Father of 2 wonderful children.

Education

  • MAHEC Family Practice Residency, June, 1997 Asheville, North Carolina.
  • University of Michigan Medical School, June, 1994 Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • University of Virginia, June, 1990 Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • B.A. with High Distinction in Biology, Minor in Computer Science.

Certification

  • Admitting Privileges at Mission Hospitals
  • Primary Care Provider for most North Carolina insurances
  • American Board of Family Medicine Certified 1997 and 2003
  • Active North Carolina Medical License

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians. 1993-present.
  • North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. 1994-present.
  • Buncombe County Medical Society. 1994-present.
  • American Medical Association. 1990-1994.
  • Wilderness Medicine Society. 1996-present.
  • Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, University of Michigan. 1990-94
  • Galens Medical Society, University of Michigan. 1992-94

Teaching Experience

  • MAHEC Medical Student Preceptor, 1998-present.
  • Duke University Medical Center, Department of Community and Family Medicine. Medical Student Preceptor. 1998-present.
  • MAHEC Family Practice Residency. Video Preceptor. 1998.

Interests

  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Competitive Running
  • Childrearing
  • Hiking and outdoor sports
  • Triathlon

Practice Philosophy

My goal is to give patients the best possible care by blending modern evidenced-based practices with common sense and realistic goals. I believe in patient autonomy, and I encourage my patients to take an active role in their health. Good health begins with a healthy lifestyle.

Scope of Practice

I provide primary care for people of all ages, from newborns to seniors. This includes well and sick care, physical exams, urgent care, and management of chronic illnesses. If hospital services are necessary, I admit patients to Memorial Mission and Saint Joseph Hospitals. Patients may occasionally meet medical students from UNC and Duke, as I teach Family Medicine skills to students on rotation in my office.

Procedures

In the office I offer EKG, lung spirometry, skin biopsies and cryotherapy, vaccinations, casting and splinting, physical exams, pap smears, and other common procedures. My staff can draw labs to be processed locally. For procedures that I do not offer, I refer patients to the excellent panel of specialists in Asheville.