Christopher Keith Parris, ACNP-BC

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Keith graduated from Clemson University in 1992 with a degree in Biological Sciences, Gardner-Webb University in 1995 with an Associates degree in Nursing, Western North Carolina in 1997 with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, and The University of South Carolina in 2001 with a Masters degree in Nursing.  He has been a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner since 2002.  Keith has 20 years experience in the Emergency Room with the last 13 as a Nurse Practitioner. 

He has personally treated thousands of patients with hydration therapy.  He also has a passion for endurance sports and has completed 6 Ironman triathlons.  He understands the stress and fatigue that goes along with training at high levels , and helps his clients recover or get ready for their next adventure.  He started Hydrate Medical 8 years ago with Dr. Jonathan A. Leake.  Today they have 7 clinics across North and South Carolina.


  • Ph.D., Accounting & Finance, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • M.S.F., Finance, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2006
  • M.B.A., Taxation, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1983