Dr. Leigh Anne Dunlap earned her Doctorate of Medicine from Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of West Virginia and was board certified in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Following residency she moved to Ozark, Alabama setting up her first private practice, working both in the hospital and outpatient clinic for the next 3 years. In 1996 she moved back to her home town, Kingsport, TN accepting a teaching position with East TN State University
Following the birth of her first son Dr Dunlap moved to outpatient work at Mountain Home Veterans Administration. In 2000 she became the first chief of the new primary care program at Mountain home , expanding the clinic from 5,000 to 27,000 veterans over the next 3 years. The next 7 years Dr Dunlap taught and worked at the Friends in Need clinic in Kingsport. She rejoined Mountain home VA and developed a rural outpatient clinic for veterans in Marion VA until she left to start her private practice with Simpson Clinic in 2014.
She has maintained a strong interest in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain, credentialing in the area of chronic pain shortly after joining Simpson Clinic. She firmly believes in treating the whole patient both chronic disease states and the pain which is often generated from these diseases.
Dr Dunlap resides in Kingsport and enjoys music, spending time on she and her husbands boat, riding on the back of his motorcycle and playing cello in her church orchestra.