Our Team


Michael Pass, MD

Dr. Michael Pass is a board-certified family practitioner with Waynesville Family Practice. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. 











John Stringfield, MD

Dr. John Stringfield is a board-certified family practitioner with Waynesville Family Practice. He received his medical degree from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. 










Judy Stringfield, MD

Dr. Judy Stringfield is a board-certified family practitioner with Waynesville Family Practice. She received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. 











David Wangerin-Lile, PA-C

David Wangerin-Lile, PA-C, is a certified physician’s assistant with Waynesville Family Practice. He received his degree from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.  He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants as a PA and also holds a certificate of Added Qualifications in Psychiatry. 










Thomas Ward, MD

Dr. Thomas Ward is a board-certified family practice physician with Waynesville Family Practice. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, and completed his residency at Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, SC. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. 












Kelly Larson, MD 

Dr. Larson is a board-certified family practitioner. She attended the University of Illinois and obtained her B.S. in Biology in 1991. She then received her Masters in Applied Physiology and her Medical Degree from Finch University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Community Hospitals Indianapolis in 2000. She is part of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Currently accepting new patients. 






Staci Shepard, MD 

Dr. Shepard joined Waynesville Family Practice in January of 2019. She attended the University of South Florida where she received her Bachelors of Science in 2008, then received her Doctor of Medicine from Creighton University School of Medicine in 2014. She completed two residency programs. One with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in the Emergency Medicine Program, and another at the University of South Carolina in Family Medicine in 2018. She is currently accepting new patients. 









Emily Watson, PA-C

Certified by the National Commission on Certification of PAs

Graduate School: East Carolina University