Sports Medicine

The MAHEC Sports Medicine program provides comprehensive services including nonsurgical orthopedics and general sports medicine care.

Our Primary Care Sports Medicine focus allows us to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions and injuries commonly faced by athletes from all walks of life. We also specialize in the nonsurgical management of injuries and other musculoskeletal issues. Whether you are an endurance athlete, a youth athlete or a weekend warrior, our number one goal is to keep you active!

We effectively treat these conditions:
Joint Pain
Sprains, Strains, Fractures
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Stress Injuries
Sports Related Injuries

Nonsurgical orthopedic treatments:
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Tendonitis Treatments
Hyaluronic Acid Injections (Viscosupplementation)
Cortisone Shots
Sprain and Fracture Care
Physical Therapy Evaluations and Prescriptions
Braces, Splints and Durable Medical Prescriptions
Exercise and Sports Nutrition Prescriptions
Return to Play Evaluations
Concusssion Management

Meet Your Doctor - Aaron Vaughan, MD
Born and raised in Ohio, I completed my Family Medicine Residency training at The University of Virginia and my Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I have always been an avid athlete and feel fortunate to combine my passion in sports and medicine. As Sports Medicine and Fellowship director I look forward to providing medical care for athletes of all ages, providing a service to the community, and getting athletes back to what they love doing most…PLAYING!

Dr. Vaughan is currently the team physician for Carolina Day School, the Asheville Rugby Club and Warren Wilson College.  He is also a member of Mission Sports Medicine.  In addition, he supports FootRx running shop, Girls on the Run, Special Olympics of Buncombe County, the Asheville City Marathon and Biltmore Marathon.