abel-framedDr. Abel graduated from Purdue University, Indiana with a B.S. in Biology. He received his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Abel operated his own private practice in Winchester, Indiana from 1983 -1994, and in July 1994, joined Family Medical Center of Rocky Mount. In addition to being a co-owner of Family Medical Center of Rocky Mount, Dr. Abel is a member of the American Board of Family Practice. He serves on the Tumor Board at Nash General Hospital where he also performs colonoscopies and endoscopies. Dr. Abel was the 2004 recipient of the Family Medical Center Golden Rule Award. This award is presented to individuals who live the Golden Rule consistently and always put the needs of others before themselves. Dr. Abel is married with four children, serves as a deacon in his church, and has participated in foreign and local mission work.