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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 is currently not accepting new patients due to heavy patient volume, but we hope to reopen to new patients in the future!

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

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MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek
1542 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
(closed from 12-1pm each day for lunch)

  • (828) 628-8250 phone
  • (828) 628-8250 after-hours phone
  • (828) 628-8633 fax
  • (828) 407-2637 medical records fax

Olivia Caron, PharmD, BCACP, CPP Olivia Caron, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist
Program Director, Pharmacy Residency PGY2 Ambulatory Care
Director of Research, Project CARA

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 who works with chronic disease management including substance use, hepatitis C, diabetes, and more. She strives to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to all her patients and loves working with the Spanish-speaking community as she speaks Spanish and French. She also serves as Project CARA’s Director of Research.

Olivia 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
Medical Director Cane Creek satellite clinic

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
Director, Rural Health Initiatives

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.

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.

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