Dr. Babcock grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated from South Mecklenburg High School. He attended Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, PA, where he earned a B.S. in Biochemistry. (His most memorable experiences during undergrad include meeting his future wife, Laurel, and studying abroad in Kenya.) After a year of research at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, he and Laurel married, moved to NC, and Andy began medical school at UNC. He earned his M.D. in 2007, and he stayed at UNC for residency in Family Medicine, including serving as co-chief resident during his third year. In July 2010 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and began seeing patients at Raleigh Family Practice. He has served on the board of Key Independent Physicians Association since 2014 (including as vice president since 2021) as well as several other healthcare related boards.
Dr. Babcock enjoys all aspects of family medicine, including preventive healthcare and care of acute and chronic illnesses for all ages, but he has particular interest in diabetes, cardiovascular health, mental health, and the concepts of ‘evidence based medicine’ and ‘shared decision making’.
He enjoys live music (all time favorite band to see in person: Billy Strings), disc golf, kayaking, anything that involves being out in the woods, karate / soccer / pickleball with his two sons, and virtually any gardening project (native plants are best!) with Laurel. His other favorites include Tillamook ice cream, Nickel Creek, electric vehicles, history, geography, and novels by Anothony Doerr.