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Dr. Brian Forrest is the Host and Executive Producer of Access Health Radio. He is also the CEO of Access Healthcare Direct and the Founder of Access Healthcare in Apex, N.C.
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Meet Dr. Brian Forrest
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 N.C. Academy of Family Physicians representing over 3,200 physicians in N.C. He has served on the Cardiovascular Committee of the U.S. 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 eight Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence in the U.S. 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 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.”