Dr. Carli Cooper is a board certified family medicine physician joining Mountain Region Family Medicine at the Press Building located in downtown Kingsport, TN on August 15, 2016. Dr. Cooper received her medical degree from Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. She completed her internship at Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program in Spartanburg, SC and her residency at Charlotte Healthcare System-Blueridge Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program in Morganton, NC. She attained her liberal arts degree in Biology at New College of Florida-The Honors College in Sarasota, FL.
She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Cooper’s offers a full range of family medicine services and became a family physician because she loves taking care people of all ages. Her special interests include diet and fitness, women and children, as well as management of chronic diseases and geriatric medicine. As an osteopathic physician, she has an additional set of skills to treat the patient as a whole, considering mind, body, and spirit when devising treatment plans. One particularly rewarding aspect of being an osteopathic family physician is the ability to treat pain without or with less medication.
She is engaged to Dr. Douglas Brtalik, an Emergency Physician, who is joining the Northeast Tennessee Emergency Physician practice. They enjoy backpacking, practicing yoga, and canoeing together and are excited to make Kingsport their permanent home. Dr. Cooper enjoys running as well and has two younger sisters who were both collegiate runners, which has helped her to be particularly attuned with running injuries.
She looks forward to building new relationships with patients and joining the nine other physicians at the downtown location of Mountain Region Family Medicine.