JD’s Available Office Hours

Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

J.D. Hales

MD, CAQSM, Family & Sports Medicine Physician

J.D. was raised in north Florida and attended medical school at Florida State University. He completed both his Family Medicine residency and Sports Medicine fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill. While at UNC, he had the pleasure of serving as a team physician for the UNC Tar Heels and the NC Central University Eagles.

In 2019, J.D. moved to Asheville with his family and spent 4 years with Asheville Orthopedic Associates practicing sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedics. During this time, he served as the team physician for UNC Asheville Athletics from 2019-2021.

J.D. is excited to be a part of Lantern Health and return to the practice of family medicine with a focus on personalized and informed patient-centered care. With dual certification in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, his goal is to help patients optimize their health through incorporating proper diet and exercise into their lifestyle.

He has added expertise in the care of musculoskeletal conditions (arthritis/sprains/simple fractures, etc) and ultrasound medicine including ultrasound-guided injections, diagnostic ultrasound, and regenerative treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. J.D. offers this to Lantern members as well as non-members in the surrounding area.

In his spare time J.D. enjoys hiking, trail running, and spending time with his wife, Joanna (a pediatric hospitalist), and their three kids.

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