Undergraduate: Indiana University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Primary Care and Social Medicine
Dr. Rebecca Bernstein has worked in WNC as an internal medicine hospitalist for the past 12 years. She previously served as medical director of the inpatient diabetes program, leading a unique team of providers caring for patients with inpatient hyperglycemia and diabetes. Her medical interests include closing the gap in health outcomes for our most vulnerable populations and helping future generations understand that racial equity is a key part of our community’s health. Dr. Bernstein's current practice site includes the Mission Hospital.
Ti is a Family Nurse Practitioner, whose clinical practice has focused on adult medicine. She is a native of WNC and has served the patients of WNC for over 20 years in a variety of nursing roles. She is passionate about increasing access to care for underserved populations. Ti works in the Post-Acute COVID Clinic and the same-day Access Clinic. Her interests include spending time with family, church women’s ministry activities, reading, and relaxing.
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of Maryland at Baltimore
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Chief Resident: Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fellowship: General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past faculty appointments: University of Alabama at Birmingham (Associate Program Director), University of Louisville (Associate Program Director), Virginia Commonwealth University (Program Director, Associate Chair)
Dr. Stephanie Call was recruited to start the MAHEC Department of Internal Medicine and the Internal Medicine Training Program in the fall of 2019. She brings with her a passion for General Internal Medicine, both in the office and in the hospital, and a wealth of clinical and educational experience. Her clinical interests include primary care for patients infected with HIV, behavioral health, health coaching for the management of chronic disease and promotion of healthy lifestyle, and health screening. Dr. Call is a nationally recognized educator, recently receiving the national Associate of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Distinguished Medical Educator Award. She was also a recipient of the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award - one of the highest honors bestowed by the medical education national community. Dr. Call was also recognized as Working Mother of the Year in 2012 for demonstrating that you don’t have to choose between a fulfilling career and a wonderful personal life (And, her three daughters Alex, Katie and Emma agree!).
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
Master’s in Public Health: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Residency: Internal Medicine - Primary Care, Yale University
Originally from Western North Carolina, Dr. Dill completed her medical training at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT after she completed her M.D. at George Washington University. She is interested in medical humanities, community care in under-resourced areas, and issues in rural health. She worked as a hospitalist and primary care provider in rural Central New York prior to joining MAHEC Internal Medicine. Dr. Dill is passionate about a humanistic approach to care and advocacy in navigating our complex medical system.
Keelan is a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked with patients in multiple nursing roles across Tennessee and North Carolina. She works in the same-day Access Clinic, Medication-Assisted Treatment Clinic, and partnered with other faculty members to create the Post-Acute COVID Clinic. Keelan’s clinical passions are centered around providing affordable and accessible medical care to every patient population and educating patients on preventative care.
Undergraduate: Western Carolina University
Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Master’s in Public Health: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Virginia
Dr. Taylor Fie is originally from Clyde, NC, and graduated with her English Literature degree from Western Carolina University. After completing her residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, she moved back to Western North Carolina to practice as a primary care physician and to help train the next generation of doctors. She serves as the Internal Medicine site director for the UNC School of Medicine Asheville campus and has a special interest in rural health, medical education, and resident procedure training.
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Medical School: Baylor University College of Medicine
Internship: Internal Medicine, Primary Care, University of Coloradol
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi
Chief Resident: Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi Past faculty appointments: University of Louisville (Associate Program Director, Medical Director)
Dr. Nancy Kubiak moved to western North Carolina to direct the MAHEC Internal Medicine practice as it grows to train the next generation of great general internal medicine specialists for the area. Her clinical interests include quality improvement and endocrinology in primary care.
Undergraduate: Walla Walla University Medical School: Loma Linda University Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham Fellowship: Geriatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Lau-Julien moved to Asheville to become a clinical educator and to practice geriatrics in a variety of settings. Her clinical interests include whole-person care, complex medical-psychosocial situations, care transitions, and collaborative interprofessional care. Current practice sites include: Givens Estates Health Center, Givens Estates Clinic, MAHEC Home-Based Primary Care and Mission Hospital.
Undergraduate: Amherst College Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine Residency: University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency, Primary Care Track Past Faculty Appointments: Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital and the Grady Infectious Disease Program (IDP)
Dr. Livingston has spent his career providing high-quality, comprehensive care in communities that are often overlooked by our healthcare system. He enjoyed outstanding educational opportunities at Emory University and the University of Colorado. After residency, he returned to Atlanta to become a clinician-educator in the Grady Health System, Georgia’s premier safety-net hospital. He focused on providing care for people living with HIV at the Grady Ponce Center for Infectious Disease. At Grady, he honed his skills as a physician and teacher, serving as a clinical mentor to medical students and residents. More recently, he served as a primary care physician for low-income seniors in Atlanta. He provided HIV and hepatitis C care within his clinic system, effectively expanding access to needed specialty care. Dr. Livingston believes in meeting patients where they are, becoming their partner in navigating illness and promoting health. He believes in going the extra mile to reach out to patients when they face a health crisis. He is fluent in Spanish and greatly enjoys providing cross-cultural care.
Undergraduate: Utah State University Medical School: University of Utah Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at University of Cincinnati
Dr. Madsen completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He has been recognized for his focus in providing compassionate care and advocating for underserved populations. He is passionate about providing comprehensive LGBTQ Health and has been focusing on building medical education surrounding LGBTQ care. Having grown up in a rural community himself, Jorgen believes that everyone should have access to quality care regardless of where they live or how they identify. He believes in patient centered care with shared decision making, empowering patients to make an informed decision about their own care.
Undergraduate: University of Illinois
Medical School: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati
Past faculty appointments: University of Cincinnati, (Program Director of the Cincinnati Hospital Group Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency)
Dr. Mueller has been a primary care doctor since she finished residency in 1994. She trained as both an internist and pediatrician at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has a special interest in patient wellbeing as well as complex medical care, chronic care management, shared decision making with patients, and genetics. With more than 30 years in clinical practice, she is considered a master clinician/diagnostician. In the management of chronic disorders such as chronic insomnia and chronic pain, she believes in the integrative approach which focuses on exercise, nutrition and mental health and minimizes medicinal interventions. While these approaches require maximum patient engagement, they are also the most rewarding in pursuing our greatest health potential!