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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)
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

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 COVID-19 community spread:

  • All patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms 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.

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

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.

Judi Layton, MSN, CNM Judi Layton, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

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

Judi Layton has provided full-scope Midwifery and Ob/Gyn care to women in Western North Carolina for the past nine years. During this time, she has educated and assisted patients with substance use access mental health and addiction treatment in rural counties. She is excited to join the MAHEC team and will be providing full-scope care to women in Project Cara and in the Ob/Gyn clinic. Judi received her MSN in Midwifery from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She is currently pursuing a Post Graduate Certificate in Psych Mental Health Nursing and plans to specialize in Perinatal Substance Use Disorders and Postpartum psychiatric issues. She is a proud mother of two teenage boys and loves spending time with her family.

Dolly Pressley Byrd, CNM, PhD Dolly Pressley Byrd, CNM, PhD
Assistant 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

New OB Patient Information Form

New GYN Patient Information Form

Existing Patient Information Form

Medical Records Release Form

Use page 1 to have your records SENT to another facility; use page 2 to request that MAHEC receive your records. 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.

Privacy Practices and Bill of Rights

Wellness Visit Form

If you'd like a copy of our MEND telemedicine forms that you will sign electronically before your telemedicine appointment, please click here.

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