Brian R. Forrest, MD Family Medicine Physician located in Apex, NC
About Dr. Forrest
Dr. Brian Forrest is the medical director and founder of Access Healthcare, where his goal is to treat each Apex, North Carolina, patient as a whole person, paying equal attention to their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. As part of this comprehensive care, Dr. Forrest literally goes to the heart of his patients’ health as an American Society of Hypertension-certified clinical hypertension specialist with the primary goal of preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Outside of cardiovascular issues, Dr. Forrest also specializes in diabetes and general preventive care.
Dr. Forrest is originally from Wake County, and he attended the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill for medical school. After graduating, he specialized in family and community medicine in the residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where he also completed his internship.
Dr. Forrest completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship in diabetes and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Public Health while at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Forrest is board chair of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, representing over 3,200 physicians in the state. He has also been named the “Best Doctor in the Triangle” by the Independent Weekly newspaper. To help the next generation of doctors, Dr. Forrest is an associate professor of medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.