HOT SPRINGS, VA – Today, Bath Community Hospital announced that John Stapleton, FNP would be joining the medical staff on July 18th. Stapleton comes to BCH from Alliance Xpress Urgent Care in Covington, VA.
Stapleton is originally from Alleghany County. A graduate of Alleghany High School in 2001, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Kentucky Christian University and his Master’s Degree in Nursing from Walden University in Minnesota. As a Graduate student, John spent clinical rotations with the providers of Bath Community Physicians Group which peaked his interest in joining the team after graduation.
“Primary care is the backbone upon which all medicine is built. Without proper screening and preventative care many chronic problems can go unnoticed,” said John Stapleton. He continued “Serving this community where I grew up is an honor for me and I am excited to be expanding my practice into primary care. Family medicine is something I’m passionate about. I look forward to this new opportunity.”
Kathy Landreth, Bath Community Hospital CEO, added, “I was very impressed with John’s patient-centered approach to care during his student rotation in our Hot Springs Clinic. Physicians and other nurse practitioners in the clinic recommended that I consider him for employment when a position opened up. I am pleased that John accepted the position and will provide care at both our Hot Springs and Covington locations.”
John and his wife Jasmine, who is an RN at the Brian Center in Fincastle, reside in Clifton Forge. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and anything else outdoors. John will be accepting new patients and Bath Community Physicians Group is currently working to prepare for his arrival. They will begin scheduling his appointments on June 25th and can be reached at 540-839-7197 or 540-962-1122.