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Welcome to MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists at Franklin!

We are very excited that you have entrusted us with your care. We provide OB/GYN services to women of all ages. Comprehensive care is provided by our physician team, with occasional back up provided by one of our Certified Nurse Midwives. We also offer medication injections, lab services and ultrasound services. Surgical services offered at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC and Angel in Franklin, NC. Labor and delivery services are at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.

We offer a variety of OB/GYN services including, but not limited to:

  • Gynecological cancer screenings & pap smears
  • Breast cancer screenings
  • Abnormal bleeding evaluation and management
  • Abnormal pap management
  • Pelvic pain evaluations
  • Urinary incontinence evaluation and management
  • Reproductive issues and infertility
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Contraception
  • Preconception planning
  • Prenatal/pregnancy care & postpartum care (in office and telehealth)
  • Postpartum anxiety and depression
  • Lactation assistance
  • Menopausal symptom management / Hormone replacement
  • In-office OB and gynecologic ultrasounds (Offered by Angel Medical)
  • Vaginal prolapse evaluation and management

We perform a number of in-office and surgical procedures including, but not limited to:

  • Loop Electrical Excision Procedure (LEEP)(in-office)
  • Colposcopy (in-office)
  • OB and gynecologic ultrasounds (in office-offered by Angel Medical)
  • IUD & Nexplanon placement & removal (in office)
  • Cervical cone biopsy (Mission Hospital or Angel)
  • Hysterectomy (Mission Hospital or Angel)
  • Hysteroscopy (Mission Hospital or Angel)
  • Endometrial ablation (Mission Hospital or Angel)
  • Dilation & Curettage (Mission Hospital or Angel)
  • Sub-urethral sling for incontinence (Mission Hospital or Angel)
  • Tubal ligation / Permanent sterilization (Mission Hospital or Angel)
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy(Mission Hospital or Angel)
  • Ovarian cyst removal (Mission Hospital or Angel)
  • Vaginal prolapse repair (Mission Hospital or Angel)

Telehealth Appointments

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MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists at Franklin
56 Medical Park Drive
Franklin, NC 28734

Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm

  • (828) 634-4565 phone
  • (828) 634-4565 after-hours phone
  • (828) 407-2593 fax
  • (828) 407-2637 medical records fax

Amelia Cline, MD Amelia Cline, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists at Franklin map
56 Medical Park Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
phone (828) 634-4565

Dr. Amelia Cline is a generalist Obstetrician and Gynecologist who joined MAHEC faculty after completing residency at MAHEC Ob/Gyn. She received her BSPH at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She attended medical school at UNC School of Medicine and completed her clerkship year in the longitudinal program at the Asheville Campus.

Dr. Cline enjoys practicing the full spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology and provides care in both MAHEC’s Franklin and Asheville locations. She has a special interest in rural medicine and is completing a 2-year rural fellowship through the MAHEC Rural Fellowship program. Outside of work, she loves Dolly Parton, cooking, and finding new swimming holes! She is thrilled to get to stay and continue to serve the women of WNC.

Suzanne Dixon, MD Suzanne Dixon, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists at Franklin map
56 Medical Park Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
phone (828) 634-4565

Dr. Dixon is originally from Tallahassee, Florida, and fell in love with Asheville and MAHEC during her Ob/Gyn residency many years ago. After spending time in private practice in South Carolina, she joined the faculty in 2012 and provides General Obstetric and Gynecologic care to adolescents and women of all ages. She has experience in managing a full range of general gynecologic problems including contraception, endometriosis, pelvic pain and prolapse, urinary incontinence and menopausal symptoms. Dr. Dixon emphasizes the importance of patient education and prevention to promote wellness. When surgery is necessary, she is committed to using minimally invasive surgical techniques. She has a special interest in office procedures including Essure tubal sterilization, hysteroscopy, and endometrial ablation.

Dolly Pressley Byrd, CNM, PhD Dolly Pressley Byrd, CNM, PhD
Medical Director

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists at Franklin map
56 Medical Park Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
phone (828) 634-4565

Dolly Pressley Byrd was born and raised in Western North Carolina. She returned to the area and joined MAHEC in 2005 as a Certified Nurse Midwife. Dolly loves her experience of being "with women through their lifetime"―especially fostering new and growing families. Dolly embraces the shared decision-making model and encourages her patients to be involved in the process of planning their care. In addition to prenatal appointments and attending deliveries at Mission Health Systems, she also provides well-women gynecologic, preconception counseling, and contraceptive services―specializing in IUD and Nexplanon insertions.

  • BA, Wake Forest University
  • MSN, Yale University
  • PhD, UNC Greensboro School of Nursing

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