Dr. Fred Harkleroad
Fred Harkleroad graduated from Tennessee High in 1970 and from King College in 1974. He did 2 years of Graduate work at ETSU before moving to Memphis.
From 1976 through 1980, Fred studied at UT Memphis School of Medicine, where he earned his MD.
Dr. Harkleroad did his Internship and Residency in Family Practice from 1980-1983. The US Navy was honored with his service from 1983-1987.
For thirty years, 1987-2017, he practiced medicine in the Bristol area. He was sometimes on his own and sometimes with a group. He did Family Practice, Obstetrics, and more. He worked in Urgent Care for many of his years of caring for patients of all ages.
He has been a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bristol for over 50 years. He is ordained as both a deacon and an elder; he is currently serving on the Session (the church's leadership team).
Fred has been married to Heidi for 43 years. They have 2 kids and 3 grand kids. Fred loves to play golf; walking the course is his physical exercise. He also loves to play bridge.
He retired in 2017 and is excited to teach teenagers; he enjoys connecting with young people and helping them learn.