Lance DeBord, PA-C, began his medical career at age 20 as a hospital phlebotomist. He continued to pursue his education and received degrees in Medical Technology. He worked for 10 years as a Medical Technologist, Microbiologist, and Laboratory Manager.
Lance returned to school to at Jefferson College of Health Science, attaining his Physician Assistant medical degree. He specialized in Emergency Medicine upon graduation, working for several many years at Bristol Regional Hospital and Holston Valley Emergency departments. During the same time, he then began working in urgent care while also working part time in family medicine. In 2010, he ventured into a joint partnership establishing Boones Creek and Erwin Urgent Care facilities.
He holds special interests in the treating children and adolescents with acute illness, as well as geriatrics.
Lance also has degrees in Health Care Administration. Is Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and is a DOT Certified Medical Examiner.
Lance is actively involved in weight training, aerobic and strength conditioning, and performing music. He lives with his wife and four children and most enjoys the simple pleasures in life like woodworking, fishing, and spending quality time with family.