Board Certified Family Physicians in Fayetteville

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Our Providers

At Gafford Family Medicine, we listen to our patients so that we can treat them as a whole, not just a single symptom. Our focus is on your health and comfort. You can count on our team to be friendly and helpful, doing everything that we can to make your experience with us a pleasant one.
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Christopher Gafford, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Chris became a Doctor of Medicine in 1993 and was certified by the American Board of Family Medicine after completing his residency training in 1996. After teaching as an assistant professor for the University of Tennessee Memphis, he began working in family practice.

He has been recognized as an outstanding physician numerous times and was named Lincoln County’s Finest Physician in 2010. He also received the University of Tennessee’s Community Physician Award (1997) and named a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (2011).

Bachelor of Science in Biology: 1989
Doctor of Medicine: 1993

University of Tennessee/ St. Frances Hospital, Family Medicine Residency Program: 1996

Rural Family Medicine Fellowship: 1997

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee, Memphis, Department of Family Medicine: 1997

Board Certifications:
Diplomate- American Board of Family Medicine: 1996

American Academy of Family Physicians: 1993
Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians: 1993

Honors and Awards:
Fellow- American Academy of Family Physicians: 2011
Lincoln County's Finest Physician: 2010
University of Tennessee Community Physician Award: 1997
Chief Resident, University of Tennessee/ St. Frances Hospital, Family Practice Residency Program: 1995/ 1996


Practice Manager

Your healthcare team includes more than just your provider. It’s our top priority to ensure you feel comfortable, safe, and cared for in our office. Our excellent staff knows you by name and works just as tirelessly as our providers to ensure you receive the best care possible.