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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
  • Schizophrenia / Schizoaffective
  • 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

JM

July 14, 2021

I enjoyed David s upbeat tempo along with his friendliness.

SW

July 14, 2021

I really think they all are nice attuned

VR

July 12, 2021

I appreciate my provider's sense of humor!

TO

July 9, 2021

Good caring listening skills.

HH

July 8, 2021

Dave Runnels is great. So caring, knowledgeable, and helpful. He gave me all the info and tools I needed to make an informed decision for my health and well-being! :)

JB

July 7, 2021

I appreciate David's personal concern

GW

July 7, 2021

Excellent service

DS

July 2, 2021

He is very caring and so easy to talk to. He really cares. I need that.

SB

June 29, 2021

Each session is enlightening! David has helped me so much these past few years. He explains things in such a way that you don't feel crazy

ST

June 29, 2021

He is always kind, helpful, and understanding

AA

June 25, 2021

Great provider and he listens and adjusted my meds accordingly

RR

June 24, 2021

David is great. He is the only reason I come there.

LC

June 23, 2021

David Runnels can t be beat.

DW

June 21, 2021

He was very nice and very knowledgeable. Very satisfied with my course of treatment!

DC

June 17, 2021

Dr Dave is awesome!

JM

June 7, 2021

David is an outstanding provider who listens

TM

June 4, 2021

David made me feel comfortable for a first-time appointment.

PH

June 4, 2021

He was friendly and easy to talk to.

PC

June 3, 2021

It is very convenient. David is great to work with

MB

June 2, 2021

I have recommended several friends already

KM

May 28, 2021

I feel heard and supported through my healthcare professional at Mindpath

JS

May 28, 2021

Friendly, listened, understood my situation, and gave me choices about treating me.

CD

May 26, 2021

My doctor is great and he so concerned about what goes on in my life. Would not have picked a better one my well-being =O

CW

May 20, 2021

Mr. Runnels has helped me tremendously, not just with prescribing medication but with being supportive and listening.

KE

May 20, 2021

Just talking with David makes you feel all better

EF

May 20, 2021

He is supportive, encouraging, and genuinely cares.

JH

May 20, 2021

Once I was transferred into the care of Clarence David Runnels. He made me feel comfortable and although we made some medication changes he was always reassuring and followed up.

KR

May 20, 2021

Dave is a wonderful health care provider and had helped me tremendously.

RH

May 18, 2021

I feel that am receiving the best care I ve ever received from this man. He is a genuine person and his experience shows through his results. I feel safe with Dave. I feel that he has my best interests in mind with his every action. His expertise and experience are his shining attributes. His level of attention to detail is impressive.

BH

May 18, 2021

Very understanding

LC

May 12, 2021

Always great experience and thanks to David Runnels

RJ

May 10, 2021

Dave was a true treat and a dream. I felt so heard and he was so thorough. I immediately recommended MindPath to a few friends.

JA

May 8, 2021

Very friendly and professional session.

AS

May 7, 2021

David is super easy-going and really easy to work with!

WA

May 6, 2021

David makes the video meeting very pleasant and covers all the necessary issues. Good Job.

SB

May 6, 2021

Dave was very personable, friendly, and easy to talk to. It didn t take long for us to come up with a plan.

DD

May 5, 2021

David knows a lot about meds and how they work. Great guy who cares about me. We are a team.

JR

May 5, 2021

Dr. Runnels has a great personality, I enjoy my conversations with him.

TP

April 30, 2021

David is incredibly knowledgeable about meds. I like that I feel like an active participant in my care plan: David doesn't talk down to me, oversimplify, or omit any important details. He provides care without stigma, which is not always true of other mental health providers.

ES

April 29, 2021

He was caring for my needs. I am very happy to have a doctor that is there for me and my wife and is caring for us.

RM

April 26, 2021

David Runnels is a super star in the field of psychology, pharmacology, and dealing compassionately with patients. David Runnels is one of a kind. Fantastic physician.

JD

April 21, 2021

David is always very understanding and patient. He has a way to know if I am in control and lets me know his reasoning. He makes me see the pros and cons and we make mutual choices for the best results. He has been great.==M You are a very valuable service and David always assures me that he is there when needed. Thanks

KS

April 20, 2021

David has gotten to know me and I'm very comfortable that he truly cares and is always available for me if I need him.

NB

April 19, 2021

He is just all around an amazing provider

SC

April 14, 2021

Friendliness. Not intimidating. Thanks for the card you demonstrate.

JF

April 12, 2021

my provider has been personable understanding competent and compassionate from day one.

MS

April 9, 2021

I feel very comfortable discussing my situation and symptoms with Dr. Runnels.

SP

April 9, 2021

I love how relatable he is!

DS

April 8, 2021

David Runnels is always caring and a good listener. He s always coming up with ideas and suggestions in order to make life just a little better for me. He s been a very important person to me. Also, he is very knowledgeable.

SB

April 6, 2021

David is so knowledgeable! He has a way of making you feel comfortable to ask questions, and he listens.

AA

April 4, 2021

Dr. Runnels really cares about how his patient is doing.

RB

April 2, 2021

David is the best!

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.