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About Clarence David Runnels, PMHNP

David knows that healing begins when people are listened to and understood. He has seen how patients feeling listened to and having easily accessible providers are two of the most important qualities for effective care. Abiding by the oath to “do no harm,” as a provider he focuses on helping others understand mindcare as a pathway to recovery, with the ultimate goal of increased quality of life. Mr. Runnels reminds patients that, as the Tao Te Ching says, “A journey of one thousand miles starts with one footstep.” He believes in holistic care, recognizing that each person he works with is unique and they need to be treated that way. David works to think outside of the box to find the right treatment for each patient. He enjoys meeting with and connecting to other people and gets excited when he sees patients make positive changes in their lives. Helping others understand mindcare symptoms and treatment is his passion in life.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Bipolar I & II
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depression with Psychosis
  • Depression with Suicidality
  • Drug Use
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control (non-alcohol / drug)
  • Irritability
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • Memory Concerns
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-Partum / Pregnancy Depression
  • Psychological Aspects of Mental Illness
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis w/ Long-Acting Injectable
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Recent Hospitalization
  • Schizophrenia
  • Severe Bipolar with Psychosis
  • Suboxone Treatment
  • Treatment Resistant Depression
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
– Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, VA
– Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
– Diploma in Nursing from Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing in Colonial Heights, VA

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Reviews

DR

February 3, 2021

David s listening skills were very helpful. Thanks

CM

January 29, 2021

Thanks for the new email link to have an appt on my computer. This was a breeze.

JD

January 29, 2021

Good experience with a new person! David was very helpful.

AA

January 28, 2021

He remembers things that mean a lot to me.

FL

January 28, 2021

He is my daughter's doctor. He helps us every time. Whenever I called, he responded when he had the time. The whole team is doing an excellent job.

SW

January 28, 2021

I enjoy the office staff! Dr. Runnels is very informative when explaining the medications. I like hearing his opinion.

MN

January 28, 2021

Dr. Runnels is always very personable and easy to talk to!

SC

January 27, 2021

Great place!

KS

January 26, 2021

David is very personable and understanding. He helps me feel normal about my depression and works with me to help me get over those hurdles.

SR

January 26, 2021

Always very caring.

KL

January 25, 2021

Care is always consistent and wonderful with David Runnels! I wouldn t want to see anyone else!

ML

January 25, 2021

David is a kind, caring person who has been there for me. He has so much patience. I am thankful to have a provider that cares about me. Thank you David.

WH

January 21, 2021

Clarence David Runnels is the best. He listens well and provides sound counsel.

RM

January 21, 2021

David is superb in grasping issues quickly and finding solutions, alternatives to meds if applicable, physical fitness advice, and seems to deeply care for me as a patient. He is the best practitioner I have ever met. David Runnels is an excellent physician. Any patient under his care will be better off for meeting and working with him.

SC

January 20, 2021

It is a very unintimidating place with friendly people.

GW

January 19, 2021

Great experience and awesome doctor! I will recommend MindPath to anyone is going through the same situation I am.

DR

January 18, 2021

Everyone has been friendly and helpful! Dave Runnels is excellent!

DS

January 14, 2021

Dave helped me when I was in a very difficult time.

DE

January 13, 2021

Always polite and I ve always felt comfortable and calm on visits. I find it easy to schedule with him. I m pleased with the whole office in general.

AC

January 13, 2021

It was my first time meeting (used tele health ) with Mr David Runnels he was very nice and made me feel comfortable and I felt like he trusted me as a patient. He took what I said to him into account when forming my treatment plan and I am very pleased with the plan that we put together. I feel like I took an active part in the process and that s a positive thing!

SB

January 13, 2021

David always makes me feel important, and listens with patience and concern.

CT

January 13, 2021

He s amazing with medication, this is the best I ve felt in 20 years!

AA

January 12, 2021

Dr. Runnels , is so nice, understanding, works with me, always has a smile on his face, is very professional and makes me laugh and feel better. Also makes sure he's covered everything and takes excellent care of me. I wouldn't want Dr. Runnels to stop being my doctor for nothing at all. We need more doctors like him, that are concerned about their patients! He's just the best doctor and very up to date.

MK

January 11, 2021

Always easy to talk to - professional.

JD

January 11, 2021

David always listens intently and knows the right responses to put my mind at ease. He makes me confident that I am on the right path and that he is there at any time to keep me safe and in the right direction. David is excellent! This is an excellent way to receive care since it is private and you do not run into someone who you know that is being treated.

PK

January 11, 2021

He doesn t rush me off the virtual calls and uses his personal experiences to help me cope and understand my own situations.

JG

January 8, 2021

David takes the time to listen and provides a caring session.

RH

January 5, 2021

I value this provider because he takes the time to hold a conversation in way that he is both checking mental status and in a way that feels natural and with a flow that creates trust. I feel that MindPath is taking care of me, and that they care for my general well-being as well as my mental well-being. Clarence David Runnel is an innovator and a true hero to me. I value his expertise and advice, even when it feels scary. But he always works me out. He always gets it right.

DB

January 5, 2021

Very insightful and helpful

WF

January 5, 2021

Dave is a great provider!

WF

January 4, 2021

Dave is great. I am Bi Polar 1 and he has been working with me for eighteen months. Dave asks good questions and provides help quickly as needed. Dave is also just a regular person in your treatment. He is never judgmental and I consider him as a great role model on balancing his life.

LB

December 23, 2020

He explains what s happening in my brain chemically and he jumps right into the discussion and doesn t really spend a lot of time being flowery

SR

December 23, 2020

He is very kind.

JA

December 22, 2020

I would recommend David Runnels to family and friends.

MV

December 22, 2020

Telehealth sessions rule!

PM

December 22, 2020

His attentiveness to my concerns and understanding what my feelings were and how to deal with my problems was very helpful

JM

December 22, 2020

David is an exceptional professional, very personable, always willing to listen, offer ideas, and engage in collaborative discussion

JA

December 21, 2020

David is excellent at his job and I appreciate his supportive approach, knowledge and professionalism.

MM

December 17, 2020

Dr. Runnels is amazing. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

PL

December 2, 2020

David was clear and thorough in his treatment plan.

MV

December 1, 2020

I appreciate how responsive David is.

WH

October 30, 2020

C. David Runnels is great. I connected with him immediately and felt like he actually listened to what I was saying. He's great at what he does. Give him a raise.

CW

October 29, 2020

I felt heard during my appointment. It was very cathartic!

MM

August 31, 2020

I was very satisfied with the service I got.

RM

July 27, 2020

Excellent experience technically speaking. Provider knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.