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Access Health Radio with Dr. Brian Forrest

Sunday, 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Dr. Forrest is the Host and Executive Producer of Access Health Radio. He is also the CEO of Access Healthcare Direct and Founder of Access Healthcare in Apex, N.C.

 

Originally from Wake County, he attended UNC-Chapel Hill for medical school and completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship in Diabetes and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Public Health. He then specialized in family and community medicine in the residency program at Wake Forest University where he also completed his internship. He has served as President of the NC Academy of Family Physicians representing over 3200 physicians in NC. He has served on the Cardiovascular Committee of the US National Quality Forum (NQF) and the AAFP Practice Enhancement and Quality Committee where he also spearheaded the Direct Primary Care Task Force and was a Co-Founder of the DPC Summit, DPC Workshops, and DPC Toolkit for the American Academy of Family Physicians. He currently is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill and ECU School of Medicine.

 

He is a Certified Clinical Hypertension Specialist and his practice is currently designated as one of 8 Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence in the US by COSEHQ.  In 2018 He was recognized as a national “Changemaker in Medicine” by Medical Economics Magazine for his leadership and practice innovations including Direct Primary Care.  In 2019 he was recognized as the awardee of the “Clinical Excellence Award” which recognized his outstanding care for Diabetes,  Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia patients among his peers nationally. He also has completed extensive training and certification post-residency in Cosmetic Dermatology procedures including Sculpsure,  Tempsure,  and ICON.

 

In his Apex medical practice he is dedicated to treating patients as whole persons and is sensitive to the importance of mental and spiritual aspects of patients’ overall well-being. He has been named the “Best Doctor in the Triangle” by the Independent Weekly newspaper.

 

“What I try to do with patients is to prevent and treat disease before it leads to strokes, heart attacks, and dementia, like Alzheimer’s, which are top priorities in preventive cardiovascular medicine. The reason I named our practice “Access” is that this is exactly what we want to provide high-quality medical care that is affordable and available for patients with or without insurance.”

 

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Dr. Forrest is the Medical Director and Founder of Access Healthcare.

Originally from Wake County, he attended UNC Chapel Hill for medical school and specialized in family and community medicine in the residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem where he also completed his internship. He currently serves as Board Chair of the NC Academy of Family Physicians representing over 3200 physicians in NC.

His special interests include management of Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cholesterol. Dr. Forrest completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship in Diabetes and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Public Health while At UNC Chapel Hill.

He is dedicated to treating patients as whole persons and is sensitive to the importance of mental and spiritual aspects of patients’ overall well being. He has been named the “Best Doctor in the Triangle” by the Independent Weekly newspaper.

He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified-Clinical Hypertension Specialist. “What I try to do with patients is to prevent strokes and heart attacks, which are two of the most important things to accomplish in preventive cardiovascular medicine.” Dr. Forrest is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill.