Tallulah Community Health Center
409 Tallulah Rd.
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Monday-Friday | 7 am- 6 pm
Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Pediatrics, Pharmacy
Support Groups: Addiction, Diabetes, Hepatitis C
Dr. Johnson established Tallulah Health Center 40 years ago with help from the Graham County Board of Commissioners and a HRSA grant.
She is originally from Alabama and came to Robbinsville because of her love of caring for underserved populations. She has been instrumental in advancing health care for Graham County. Dr. Johnson now works PRN, primarily serving her long-term patients through group visits.
Dr. Jai Kumar is a board-certified pediatrician. He graduated from Duke Medical School in 1994, then completed his pediatric residency at Penn State Medical School, and has been in practice now for 20 years as a general pediatrician. Most of his early career was spent at Sylva Pediatric Associates, a regional practice which treated children from all over the western counties. He saw patients in the office but also provided full-spectrum inpatient pediatric care at Harris Regional Hospital - from the ICU to the delivery room. Then he began his affiliation with AMCHC in 2016.
Currently, Dr. Kumar works half the week at our Tallulah Community Health Center in Robbinsville and half the week at our Leicester Community Health Center. His mission is to provide excellent care to children in underserved areas. He is fluent in French and speaks some Spanish.
Dr. Kumar and his wife Sabrina grew up in rural eastern Tennessee. Sabrina is a professional flutist and can be seen performing in various venues throughout the region.
Jill earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Michigan, and works as a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Tallulah Community Health Center. She is also an Internationally Board-Certified Breastfeeding Consultant.
She pursued her education at University of Michigan, Kirtland Community College, and Mercy School of Nursing.
She has over thirty years experience as an inpatient hospital nurse (Family Birth Center) and 5 years experience performing home care. She also has 10 years experience as clinical instructor and lecturer for nursing.
Jill serves on the Graham County Health Department Medical Advisory Board
Jill grew up in a small town and loves the area where she serves so much that she plans to retire in the area. Jill shares: “I have always worked in settings that focused on the patient rather than the payer.”
She has two grown children, and one grandson. She enjoys hunting, fishing, car racing with SCCA, gardening, and sewing. In addition she participates in MINI cooper events, Roller Derby, and she is a Ham Radio General class operator. As a community volunteer, Jill is also proud of her role as Pack 405 cub master, Nantahala District scout training Chairman, and Troop 405 Adult leader.
Chrysanthi is a Family Nurse Practitioner who earned her MSN at UNC Wilmington. She joined Tallulah Community Health Center in 2012. She has always been interested in working in underserved communities, a work she considers very rewarding. Chrysanthi is currently working with a state program to bring hepatitis C treatment to Graham county where Tallulah Community Health Center is located.
Outside of work, Chrysanthi’s interests include cycling and surfing. She additionally shared, “Time in the ocean and salt water is therapy for me.”
Chris earned his Master’s Degree in Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies at South College in Knoxville, TN. With a background in Wilderness Emergency Medicine and experience as a SOLO Wilderness first aid instructor, Chris brings a deep ecological and a practical clinical perspective to his practice in medicine.
We would describe Port’s medical practice style as a “do as I say, not as I do” approach. He enjoys problem solving and believes in better health through increased physical activity and interaction with the natural environment — the more hazardous adventure the better!
Dr. Queng was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Rice University in sociology and biology before completing her Medical Degree at the Texas Medical Center from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
She moved to Asheville North Carolina for her family medicine residency and has enjoyed the mountains ever since. She enjoys hiking, fishing, rock hounding, and just being outside.
Family medicine in Robbinsville is all she ever dreamed it would be (minus the paperwork). She enjoys spending time with her patients and hearing their stories. She continues to learn pearls about life and important lessons from her patients.
Be aware: She spends lots of time traveling, seeing her family in Texas, and she loves bacon.
John is a native of Asheville, NC who graduated from UNC Asheville with his BA in Psychology (2014), and completed his Masters in Social Work at Western Carolina University (2016). John is a veteran of OIF, and completed a tour in Kuwait in 2010. Following his release from active duty John started his career in mental health, working with children at Eliada Inc. inpatient treatment for children. John has clinical experience from his positions as an addictions specialist at a Methadone clinic, a clinician on an assertive community treatment team, and as a medical social worker for Mission Hospital.
John was drawn to AMCHC through his passion for rural health, and what he sees as a high need for quality services in WNC. John enjoys running, hiking, camping, and travel.
Dr. Stover is a North Carolina native who earned her Bachelor’s in Chemistry from UNC-Asheville, graduating with honors and awards.
She developed natural medicinal products with an Asheville company before pursuing a Medical Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill where she maintained leadership in student government and interest groups.
Dr. Stover specialized in family medicine at a residency program in Charlotte, NC. During these educational years she pursued additional interests that allow her to maintain a holistic approach to family medicine including an Integrative Medicine residency program, clinical hypnosis, osteopathic manipulation, and she is currently pursuing a degree as a certified herbalist.
She loves the Appalachian Mountains, and on days off she can often be found enjoying the forests and nearby lake with her dog and fiancé.