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G. Ryan Shelton, MD

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Care team with Tristan Lunde, PA-C.


Patients Say:

“Dr. Shelton is the best and I know that he cares about my overall health and well-being. He knows my medical history. He encourages me to take ownership over my health.”

Dr. Shelton Says:

“The most rewarding part about being a doctor is the connection and true partnership that I get to build with patients. It’s a privilege and a responsibility that I take very seriously. I love knowing my patients well and truly partnering with them to work together toward better health —in the short term, but most importantly, the long term. We go through life’s ups and downs together, and I am truly humbled by the trust and confidence placed in me.

Outside of the office, I enjoy international travel, a local escape to the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, an early morning workout, and anything that involves my family, including my two Labradoodles and a French Bulldog.”


Practicing Medicine Since


Medical School

University of Tennessee


Carolinas Medical Center

Board Certified

American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors & Certifications

Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical School Honor Society (2003); NCQA Diabetes Physician Recognition Program; NCQA Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home; Business North Carolina Top Doctor (2021-2022); Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor (2023); Castle Connolly Top LGBTQ+ Doctors (2023)

Clinical Interests

  • Hypertension
  • Management of Acute and Chronic Illnesses
  • Sick Visits
  • Well Visits
  • General Care
  • Primary Care
  • Adult Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Annual Physical
  • General Physician