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Mary Dawson, MD

Mary Dawson, MD

Specialty Area


(276) 628-1186

Physician Profile


I was born in California and grew up in rural Louisiana and later in eastern North Carolina. I love the Appalachian Mountains, and my husband and I wanted to raise our family in a small mountain community. I was attracted to this region by the outdoor opportunities for hiking, biking and running, and I also appreciated the culture. My husband, Brian, is an emergency medicine physician at Johnston Memorial Hospital, and we have two school aged boys who are very active in tennis and swimming. I like to spend time with my family outside of work, either cooking dinner together, watching movies or hiking with our dogs. I also enjoy reading and small projects around the house, such as organizing pictures and scrapbooking. I have been involved in Crossroads Medical Mission in the last few years, and I also serve with the children’s ministry at Highlands Fellowship Church. My mission work in Africa, Honduras and rural America fostered my desire to serve through the art of medicine. I have always had a strong calling to serve people and minister to their medical, emotional and spiritual needs. Building relationships with patients and treating people through the ups and downs of life are what I most enjoy as a physician. I also believe patients know themselves best and often have personal factors that can mean a world of difference in individualizing their treatment. As a physician, I like to treat the whole person and not focus on the one symptom or disease that a patient is presenting. Emotional, physical and spiritual factors can all play a vital role in health and well-being.



  • Johnston Memorial Hospital
    16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24211

Physician Groups

  • Abingdon 613 Campus Drive Suite 200, Abingdon, VA 24210
    613 Campus Drive
    Suite 200
    Abingdon, VA 24210

Credentials & Education

Medical School

Medical Education
  • East Carolina University School of Medicine
  • Brody School of Medicine
Board Certification
  • American Board of Family Practice (Fam Prac)