MCHP Providers for Bakersville and Spruce Pine

Joshua Newton, PA-C Medical Director

Undergraduate: BS Mechanical Engineering, University Of North Carolina, Charlotte | BS Biology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Medical School: MMS in PA Studies, Wake Forest University.

Employment: Bakersville Community Health Center since 2015.

Josh is married with one daughter. He loves to build anything mechanical or electronic, bake, and hike.




Jim Carroll, MD

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY.

Internship/Residency: MAHEC/Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC.

Employment: Bakersville Community Health Center since 1989.

Dr. Carroll's interests include obstetrics, family planning, preventative care, community health, mental health, and environmental protection. He is the Health Center's Medical Director. He serves on various committees, is active in water quality protection in our Toe River watershed, and is a cyclist and kayaker.


Dwight J. Willett, MD

Medical School: East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN.

Internship/Residency: John Peter Smith Family Medicine, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Fort Worth, TX.

Employment: Bakersville Community Health Center since 2014.

Dr. Willett and his wife, Kathryn, a Physical Therapist, are from the East Tennessee area and have one daughter. Dr. Willett is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in Family Medicine and Geriatrics.

David Franklin Craig, MD

Undergraduate: Electrical Engineering, NC State University.

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill.

Internship/Residency: Family Practice at Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville NC.

Practace: Solo Practice in Avery, Mitchell, Yancey Counties 1982-1986. Contract Emergency Medicine 1986-2016. Public Health since 1983 with Mitchell and Yancey County Health Departments. Bakersville Community Health Center since 2016.



Jeannette Dellinger, FNP

Undergraduate: Radford University, Radford, VA.

Medical School: University of North Carolina Charlotte: Master of Science in. Nursing-Clinical Specialist in Adult Health Advanced Practice Nursing East Tennessee State University: Family Nurse Practitioner.

Employment: Bakersville Community Health Center since 2008

Jeannette lives with her husband, Ray, and her two dogs in the Bakersville area. She specializes in Diabetic Care and Management.

Tiffany Woody, FNP

Undergraduate: Mayland Community College: Advanced Degree in Nursing Lees-McRae College: Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

Medical School: Western Carolina University: Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization.

Employment: Bakersville Community Health Center since 2016.

Tiffany is a Certified Medical Examiner for Commercial Drivers. She and her husband live in the Green Mountain area. She enjoys hiking and photography.

Kendra Rumback, PA-C

Undergraduate: University of Utah: Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Education

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program: Master of Science.

Employment: Bakersville Community Health Center since 2018.

Kendra lives with her husband, and their two dogs in the Spruce Pine area. They are expecting their first child. She enjoys skiing and exploring waterfalls..


Tonya Phillips, Registered Dietitian

Undergraduate: Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Graduate School: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Certification: Registered Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association and Certified Personal Trainer by the National Council on Strength and Fitness

Employment: Bakersville Community Health Center since 2009