Kelly Truesdale, D.O.

Dr Truesdale A major influence in my desire to pursue medicine can be attributed to my upbringing. Both of my parents and grandparents are physicians. My parents placed a great deal of importance on healthcare during my youth.  Such exposure at a young age to medicine's healing power helped spur within me the desire to make healthcare my life's devotion.   As a teenager my father taught me how to suture, which has complimented my inclination towards surgery and procedures.   After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina, I was accepted to the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine, where I was blessed to be a member of the school's inaugural class. Between my third and fourth years of medical school, I married my lovely husband Brad. We moved to the Kingsport area after I was accepted to the Kingsport family medicine residency program affiliated with ETSU.  I have learned a great deal as a resident in this program and love how the faculty and residents use evidence-based medicine to treat our patients with the utmost care and compassion.
My husband and I love the mountains, and I plan to practice in the mountains after I complete my residency program!  My hobbies include arts and crafts, yoga, pilates, traveling around the United States and Europe with my husband and family, and spending time with my three dogs Sadie, Dolly, and Winnie. Dr Truesdale and her husband
My special interests in medicine include dermatology, anti-aging medicine, preventative medicine, alternative medicine, and cosmetic and laser procedures.  I would like to tailor my practice in such a way that I am able to treat every aspect of the patient and make my patients feel good about themselves inside and out.