New Physician to Join Cumberland River Hospital

Cumberland River Hospital will soon have another physician practicing here, who will also open another clinic at the facility.

Gilbert R. Ghearing, M.D., will join the hospital staff and open his clinic in October, hospital officials announced today.

"We're so glad to have Dr. Ghearing joining our staff and opening his clinic here on October 1," said Patricia Strong, chief administrative officer for CRH. "He has a strong background, and we know his experience and expertise will help him serve the residents of Clay County and the surrounding area. Dr. Ghearing will be a valuable addition to our staff here, and we look forward to welcoming him to Clay County."

Dr. Ghearing's practice will be in the "specialty clinic" at CRH, located on the ground floor below the dining room, near the helipad. He will see all types of patients, with a specialty in women's health and preventative care. He will also specialize in prenatal care and colonoscopies. The clinic phone number is 243-5259.



Dr. Ghearing received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in Columbus and received his medical degree from the University Autonoma de Tamaulipas in Mexico in 1982. His rotating internship was at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland (OH) . His Family Practice residency and Rural Medicine fellowship were both at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

He has worked in a variety of settings in a wide range of places.  He has practiced in Texas, Illinois and multiple towns in Tennessee, including Jamestown. Dr. Ghearing has also served multiple stints in the U.S. Army, working as an emergency department physician in Germany and a family practice physician at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina.

He has worked at Bucholz Army Air Field since June of 2013.  Bucholz is located in the Marshall Islands, near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date line.

New Physician to Join Cumberland River Hospital