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Welcome to MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek!

MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek is conveniently located close to the Fletcher and Fairview communities. Our team offers full service primary care for all ages including pediatric, adult, obstetric, and geriatric patients. The Cane Creek team would welcome the opportunity to care for you and your family as patients!

Our experienced team of medical providers strive to provide you with personalized care and help you achieve your health goals and potential.

If you are an established patient and have a true emergency after hours, please go to your nearest Emergency Department. Please note that we do not prescribe controlled substances on the first visit or after hours.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Family-centered care through all ages and life stages
  • Diagnosis and management of chronic medical problems
  • Diagnosis and management of acute medical problems
  • Preventive care including Pap smears, pediatric and adult immunizations, and wellness visits
  • Family-centered obstetrics
  • Integrated clinical pharmacy support including coumadin/warfarin management
  • On site laboratory services
  • Advanced care planning for end of life decision making
  • Travel medicine consultations
  • Spanish speaking team members and care providers
  • Birth control options including nexplanon, IUDs, depo-provera, and vasectomies
  • A variety of minor procedures including skin biopsies and joint/soft tissue injections
  • 24 hour on call doctor availability
  • Point of care ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Evaluation and management of mental/behavioral health challenges
MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek
1542 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

  • (828) 628-8250 phone
  • (828) 628-8250 after-hours phone
  • (828) 628-8633 fax
  • (828) 407-2637 medical records fax
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COVID-19 Precautions in Place at MAHEC

Masks: All patients and visitors are asked to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, while in the office. Please bring a mask with you.

Visitors: Two (2) visitors per patient will be permitted to enter in support of their loved one. In a continued effort to keep our patients and staff safe due to ongoing, substantial, COVID-19 community spread:

  • All patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and temperature taken upon entry to a MAHEC office.
  • Visitors who have not been released from COVID-19 quarantine or visitors who are actively symptomatic are kindly asked to not enter the facility.

Virtual support continues to be welcomed at all MAHEC locations. If you would prefer to call your support person from the exam room so they can participate in your visit, we encourage you to do so.

What is telemedicine?

A telemedicine visit is conducted using a computer or smartphone so you and your provider can see and hear each other. If you're not familiar with telemedicine, don't worry. This is new for all of us, and we're learning together! Many of our patients appreciate the convenience of telemedicine.

When it's time for your appointment, we will email and/or text you a link to click to start your appointment.


Olivia Caron, PharmD, CPP Olivia Caron, PharmD, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist

MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek map
1542 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
phone (828) 628-8250

Olivia Caron, PharmD, CPP is a clinical pharmacist at MAHEC that works with chronic disease management including substance use, hepatitis C, diabetes, and more! She strives to provide comprehensive compassionate care to all her patients and loves working with the Spanish-speaking community as she speaks Spanish and French. She was born and raised in Northern Virginia as the youngest of four kids born to Belgian parents. She studied chemical engineering and Spanish at Virginia Tech and then attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy where she graduated with her Certificate of Aging and Doctorate of Pharmacy.


Mike Coladonato, MD Mike Coladonato, MD
Family Medicine Faculty Physician

MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek map
1542 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
phone (828) 628-8250

I provide full-spectrum family medicine to the local community, strive to teach our resident physicians small practice practicalities and survival skills, and inspire the community to be healthful. My interests inside of medicine include international work, integrative medicine, chronic disease management, low risk obstetrics, office procedures including vasectomy, resident and medical student education, nutrition and exercise as medicine, inpatient medicine, work/life balance, Latino outreach, and advanced care planning for end-of-life discussions.


Benjamin Gilmer, MD Benjamin Gilmer, MD
Family Medicine Faculty Physician
Rural Fellowship Director

MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek map
1542 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
phone (828) 628-8250

My name is Benjamin Gilmer. Originally a native of rural TN, I moved to North Carolina to attend Davidson College and have now been a Tarheel for 3 decades! I first studied medicine at the Sorbonne in Paris, France and later at East Carolina. Inspired by a fellowship experience in West Africa at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, I have committed my career to Global Health and have the great fortune to lead MAHEC’s global health program in Honduras. I was a student, resident and Global Health fellow at MAHEC and plan to be a “lifer” here. MAHEC enables me the perfect opportunity to pursue many of my academic passions, including serving a rural community, teaching and practicing full spectrum family medicine. Some of my other passions in medicine include point of care ultrasound, and team-based care. As the clinical director of our Rural Health Initiative and MAHEC’s Rural Fellowship, I am passionate about advocating for rural medicine and finding jobs for all of our residents! More recently, I have embarked on a mission to learn and promote social justice in medicine, focusing on the humane treatment of mental illness in the prison system. I recently published my first book, “The Other Dr. Gilmer” speaking to this injustice. My lovely wife’s name is Deirdre and our two proudest accomplishments are Kai and Luya. Together, we love to travel and explore the wonders of Western North Carolina and the world.


JT Labruyere, PA-C JT Labruyere, PA-C
Physician Assistant

MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek map
1542 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
phone (828) 628-8250


Amy Santin, MD Amy Santin, MD
Family Medicine Faculty Physician

MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek map
1542 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
phone (828) 628-8250


Angela Zarrella, FNP Angela Zarrella, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek map
1542 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
phone (828) 628-8250

I am originally from the Boston area and moved to Asheville in 1999. My family wonders what keeps me in the south and I love telling them about this precious place and its many treasures I cherish: the landscapes, hikes, art, culture, beer, and the restaurants!! What hasn’t changed since moving is my love for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Healthcare is a second career for me and I am so glad I found my passion in caring for others. I am most satisfied when I work with vulnerable populations and/or have the opportunity help people when they need it most. I am currently enjoying working with people suffering with addiction. I also really enjoy advanced care planning.

I live with my husband, three kiddos, two dogs and, I am now a cat lady.

New Patients (If you have NOT had a pre-visit planning phone call.)

Click below to download our new patient packet. It contains forms you will need to print out, complete, and bring with you to your first visit.

New Patients (If you HAVE had a pre-visit planning phone call.)

Click below to download our new patient packet. It contains forms you will need to print out, complete, and bring with you to your first visit.

Current Patients

Privacy Policy & more

Click below to read our privacy policy, patient bill of rights, and patient centered medical home brochure.

Medical Records Release Forms

Click below to download our medical records release forms. Use page 1 to have your records SENT to another facility; use page 2 to request that MAHEC receive your records from another office. Note that a fee will be charged if you are requesting the records for yourself. There is no charge for sending records to another facility.

MEND Telemedicine Consent Forms

You will sign these forms electronically at the beginning of your telemedicine visit. If you would like a copy for your records, please click below.

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