Dr. Macy Little Latter has joined the medical staff of MedWest-Swain hospital. She begins seeing patients on Aug. 15.
Dr. Latter is a 2007 graduate of the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned a Ph.D. in Community Health Education in 2009 from Virginia Tech, and recently completed Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program in Colorado.
Doctors of Osteopath provide a holistic approach to medical care, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. They use hands-on osteopathic manipulation techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries.
“I'm excited to offer the residents of Swain County an opportunity to experience osteopathy and see its many benefits in addition to traditional family medical care,” said Dr. Latter.
Dr. Latter is a native of Brevard, where her parents still reside. She earned undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and philosophy in 2003 from UNC-Asheville. She has done extensive medical mission work in Central America and the Caribbean, and has volunteered at free clinics throughout southwest Virginia and in Asheville.
She and her husband, Phil, have a daughter, Aspen Sage, born last November. They will live in Bryson City.
"My family and I are very excited to be back home in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. It was always my dream to finish my medical training and return to this area to provide care.”
Dr. Latter joins Drs. Jennifer Bunnow, Thomas Bunnow, Randall Castor, Mark Engel, Colin Goggin, Frank L. Van Middlesworth and David Zimmerman at MedWest-Swain.
MedWest Health System provides healthcare for the people of western North Carolina at MedWest-Harris, MedWest-Haywood and MedWest-Swain hospitals, the outpatient facility MedWest-Franklin, and through the 100-member MedWest Physician Network. MedWest is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.