Nurse Practitioners

Derek McClure

Derek McClure DNP, FNP-BC (ANCC)


Derek McClure is a high country native, and has been working as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in Ashe County since 2003, working independently since 2008.

Derek holds undergraduate degrees from Appalachian State University (BS, Health Promotion) and Lenoir-Rhyne College (BS, Nursing). He obtained his first graduate degree from East Tennessee State University (MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner) and specializes in rural family care. Derek completed his Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) through Concordia University Wisconsin in 2015. Holistic (all-encompassing) care is the foundation for care provided, and preventive health is paramount to the nature of services rendered. As the healthcare industry as a whole is dynamic, staying current and seeking continual education endeavors is important and this acceptance is represented by Derek’s desire to pursue a higher level of education.

“Our mission is to help others want to help themselves. Through education, advanced testing, comprehensive care, and focusing on the human resilience factor, we can facilitate change and improve outcomes in the lives of our patients as well as in our community. Our practice offers many new and advanced aspects of assessment and treatment unique to primary care,” says Derek. “We take a genuine interest in our patients, our community, and the quality of care we provide.”

Derek is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

West Jefferson

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Shirley Warner

Shirley Warner DNP, FNP-C (AANP), WHNP-BC (NCC)


Shirley Warner holds dual ceritifcations as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Originally from England where she practiced as a Midwife, Shirley brings a vast array of life and professional experience to the practice setting. She has completed two undergraduate degrees, a graduate degree (MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner), a post-masters certificate program (Women's Health Nurse Practitioner), and recently completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). Though she has been serving the high country for many years, Shirley joined Ashe Family Healthcare in 2012.

West Jefferson

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