Dr. Blythe Winchester

Dr. Blythe Winchester

Lead Faculty

“Our Tribal Elders deserve the best of everything. That includes healthcare. I want to make sure that no matter what disparities that we face we are constantly working to provide the best healthcare.”

Blythe Winchester MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, is a board-certified Geriatrician and member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, NC. She practices at Cherokee Indian Hospital and is the Certified Medical Director at Tsali Care Center. She received her MD and MPH at UNC-Chapel Hill and did a Family Medicine Residency in Greenville, SC. Her Geriatrics fellowship was completed through the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC. Blythe has served on the Ethnogeriatrics Committee for the American Geriatrics Society since 2011. She recently received Fellow status through the American Geriatrics Society. Her presentations often focus on neurocognitive disorders among Tribal communities and her research focuses on Tribal Elders. Blythe is a retired member of the Smoky Mountain Rollergirls roller derby team and lives with her husband, 5 dogs, and a cat who thinks she is a dog. She loves music, animals, and beekeeping.

Dementia ECHO Program

Blythe is lead faculty for the Dementia ECHO Program, which is designed to support I/T/U clinicians and caregivers to strengthen the knowledge and care around dementia for Tribal patients.

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