Dr. Loomis has been a participant in the Community Practitioner Program since 2009.
Gandhari Loomis, DO, originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, graduated from medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. She completed her internship and residency training in the dually accredited Osteopathic and Allopathic Family Medicine Residency Program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
While in residency training, Dr. Loomis received several accolades including the Award for Excellence in Family Medicine, Outstanding Resident of the Year, and multiple awards for outstanding teaching. After two years of private practice in Wilmington, she moved to Morganton with her husband and their daughter. She joined Table Rock Family Medicine on May 3, 2010.
Dr. Loomis belongs to many professional organizations including the AOA, AAFP, NCAFP, and the NC Medical Society. Her areas of professional interest include Women’s Preventative Health, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Acute Care/Urgent Care, and Osteopathic Manipulation. Dr. Loomis enjoys seeing infants, children, adolescents, adults and elderly. She is dually Board Certified in Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Family Medicine.
Table Rock Family Medicine is located just off I-40 in rustic Glen Alpine, North Carolina, about halfway between Morganton and Lake James. Glen Alpine has an approximate population of 1000 people but TRFM serves several counties including Burke, McDowell, Caldwell and Catawba.
Dr. Loomis is very proud to serve such a unique patient population and immensely enjoys learning about the cultural differences of each group. Morganton is home to a large number Asian and Latino citizens. Table Rock Family Medicine has Spanish speaking providers and staff and Hmong speaking staff. Burke County is home to several state facilities including Broughton Psychiatric Hospital, The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center and the NC School for the Deaf which all also contribute to the patient diversity at TRFM. Burke County is an underserved area and Dr. Loomis finds it very rewarding to be serving in this diverse region of the state.
Dr. Loomis and her family have happily relocated to this area and feel very fortunate to be surrounded by scenic mountains and waters. They enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, camping and biking. They are both actively involved in their community and support a variety of civic organizations. Her husband serves on the board of the Lake James Environmental Association. She volunteers annually for Morganton’s May Day Biathlon and Blue Ridge Healthcare’s free sports physicals program.