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Behavioral Health Provider


photo MaryLynn Barrett, LCSW, MPH
Behavioral Health Professional
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Areas of special interest include effects of trauma on the mind and body specifically as pertains to PTSD, anxiety, panic, depression and chronic diseases such as IBS, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

photo Valerie Krall, MA, LCMHC
Director, Behavioral Medicine
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Areas of clinical interest include depression, anxiety and PTSD. Valerie utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies as well as mindfulness and acceptance based approaches.


photo Joshua Schactman, MSW
Mental Health Professional
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Josh joined the MAHEC faculty in December 2014. Josh has worked in adult mental health since 1999 and adult/child mental health since 2007. Before coming to MAHEC he helped established walk-in counseling and assessment services for adults and children in an outpatient community mental health setting . Additionally, Josh regularly consulted with DSS on complex cases in Rutherford and Polk County. Prior this he worked in an adult substance use program and partial hospitalization programs.

He completed his undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts and Masters degree in Social Work at University of Georgia. Josh works with patients to build on their strengths and resiliency, while working to connect them with resources in their own community. Josh believes strongly in matching interventions with patients’ readiness to change and having the relationship as the focal point for the change agent.

Certified Nurse Midwife


photo Aimee Feste, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Aimee Feste is a native Western North Carolinian raised in Hendersonville, NC. She has been in Asheville for the last 12 years practicing as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She received her BSN from Chapel Hill, NC and her Masters at UNM in Albuquerque, NM. After spending time in private practice―including birth center care and community hospitals―she joined MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists in 2013. Aimee has a special interest in wellness and prevention focusing on holistic care. She provides individualized care for women throughout their pregnancy and beyond, and through our centering in pregnancy programs. Aimee is trained to be a woman’s primary healthcare provider and she provides a full range of services.

photo Cheryl Harrington, MSN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Cheryl Harrington is a Certified Nurse-Midwife who cares for women of all ages and provides full-scope midwifery care. She is an advocate for shared decision-making and patient empowerment. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at UNC Greensboro and her Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery at East Carolina University. The majority of her nursing career has been in Women’s Health and specializing in labor and delivery. In addition to prenatal appointments and attending deliveries at Mission Health Systems, she also provides well-women gynecologic, preconception counseling, and contraceptive services.

photo Laurie Jenkins, CNM, MSN
Certified Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Laurie Jenkins is originally from North Carolina but grew up in Colorado. After completing the nurse midwifery program at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, she moved to Philadelphia and practiced there as a nurse midwife for many years. Laurie relocated to Weaverville several years ago, where she owns and runs a small dairy goat farm. Laurie has many years of experience providing both low-risk and high-risk midwifery care to pregnant families. She also provides GYN care and family planning services. She joins the MAHEC team with a strong commitment to quality patient care and advocacy, and a passion for educating our future healthcare providers.

photo Amanda Murphy, CNM, MSN
Certified Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Amanda Murphy is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and cares for women of all ages in the office, specializing in labor support during childbirth. She is the Centering Pregnancy Director and delights in the bonds that form during that experience. Her belief is that healthcare is a partnership between provider and patient and that the best outcomes start with a relationship. Amanda is also Director of Mothering Asheville, a Community Centered Health Home initiative. In addition to prenatal appointments and attending deliveries at Mission Hospital, she also provides well-woman gynecologic, preconception counseling, and contraceptive services.

photo Vicki Power, CNM
Nurse Midwife
Phone: 828-692-4223
Fax: 828-697-4691
Henderson County Department of Public Health
1200 Spartanburg Highway
HendersonvilleNC 28792
Map & Directions

photo Dolly Pressley-Byrd, CNM, MSN, PhD
Assistant Medical Director
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
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.

Dentist


photo Mark Cummins, DMD
Dental Faculty
Phone: 828-252-4290
Fax: 828-210-0068
MAHEC Dental Health Center
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Blake Gutierrez, DDS
Dental Faculty at Columbus
Phone:
Fax:
MAHEC Dental Health Columbus
130 Forest Glen Drive
ColumbusNC 28722
Map & Directions

photo Jody Harrison, DDS, MS
Dental Community Faculty
Phone: 828-252-4290
Fax: 828-210-0068
MAHEC Dental Health Center
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Richard Shields, DDS
Dental Faculty
Phone: 828-252-4290
Fax: 828-210-0068
MAHEC Dental Health Center
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Amadeo Valdez, DDS, MAS
Director, General Dentistry Residency Program
Phone: 828-252-4290
Fax: 828-210-0068
MAHEC Dental Health Center
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Family Physician - Asheville


photo Susan Alexander, MD
Faculty Physician
Phone: 828-418-0040
Fax: 828-418-0041
MAHEC Family Health Center at Enka/Candler
1914 Smokey Park Highway
CandlerNC 28715
Map & Directions

photo Mike Coladonato, MD
Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-628-8250
Fax: 828-628-8633
MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek
1542 Cane Creek Road
FletcherNC 28732
Map & Directions
As Director of the Cane Creek satellite office, I provide full-spectrum family medicine to the local community, strive to teach our residents small practice practicalities and survival skills, and inspire the community to be healthful. My interests inside of medicine include international work, medical acupuncture, obstetrics, office procedures including vasectomy, resident education, nutrition, inpatient medicine, Latino outreach, and striving to be the best family doc I can be.

photo Nicole Evans, DO
Faculty Physician
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax:
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Blake Fagan, MD
Chief Education Officer, UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC
Faculty, Department of Family Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
Phone: 828-257-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Blake Fagan, MD, is a family physician at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, chief education officer at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, and a faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Fagan directs the office-based opioid treatment services provided at MAHEC’s family health centers and trains healthcare providers and medical residency programs across the state in medication-assisted treatment, safe pain management, and safe opioid prescribing practices. Dr. Fagan completed his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri–Columbia, medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and his family medicine residency at MAHEC in Asheville.


photo Dan Frayne, MD
President, MAHEC
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Areas of special interest include family centered maternity care (low risk obstetrics), indigent Hispanic population, integrated behavioral health and resident teaching.

photo Josh Gettinger, MD
Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Benjamin Gilmer, MD
Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek
1542 Cane Creek Road
FletcherNC 28732
Map & Directions
Areas of special interest include toxicology, global health, infectious disease, OB, and ultrasonography.

photo Melissa Hicks, MD
Family Practice Physician
Program Director, Transitional Year Residency Program
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Areas of special interest include the full scope of family medical care, including caring for women during pregnancy and childbirth, along with the family.

photo Steve Hulkower, MD
Director, Division of Family Medicine
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Areas of special interest include sports medicine, care of adolescents and children, prevention and health promotion.

photo Heidi Knoll, MD
Faculty Physician/Asst Residency Program Director
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4750
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

I joined MAHEC in 2015, inspired by the quality,patient-centered, innovative healthcare that is the core of this organization.I was born and raised in northeast Ohio, then completed my undergraduate degree in psychology, medical school training, and family medicine residency training all at Brown University in Providence RI. After that, my next stop was Asheville, where I plan to stay!

My spouse and I were drawn to the cultural andoutdoor activity offerings this area provides and are delighted to be raisingour family here. I have a particular interest in full spectrum women’sreproductive health, pediatrics, group medical care including Centering Parenting(a group visit model for well infant care), and resident teaching. My favoriteaspect of family medicine however, is the diversity of seeing patients all theway from the newborn stage through end-of-life care.

My practice is full-spectrum, including prenatal/delivery care as well as adult/pediatric hospital care, although most of my clinical time is in our outpatient clinics seeing adults, children, and prenatal patients for their primary care needs. I see patients at both our Biltmore office and speak Spanish at a conversation level. I also provide transgender care services.


photo Kyle Knowlson, MD
Family Medicine Physician
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Robyn Latessa, MD
Campus Director, UNC School of Medicine-Asheville Campus
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Areas of special interest include pediatrics, dermatology, and infectious disease.

photo Lisa LaVallee, MD
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Areas of special interest include women and children’s health, OB, dermatology and osteoporosis.

photo Susan McDowell, MD
Family Physician Faculty - Substance Use Educator
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo William McLean, MD
Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-407-2400
Fax: 828-686-3365
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Julia Oat-Judge, MD
Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Dr. Oat-Judge is the Assistant Program Director and OBCurricular Director at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) FamilyMedicine Residency program in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dr. Oat-Judgereceived her medical degree from The John Hopkins School of Medicine in 2010and completed an OB/GYN internship at Brown Medical School in 2011, a FamilyMedicine residency at MAHEC in 2014, and a Maternal Child Health Fellowship atBrown Medical School in 2015. She provides comprehensive primary carefor patients of all ages (newborn through geriatric) and all genders.  Sheperforms a variety of procedures such as skin biopsies, joint injections,ultrasound, and management of pregnancy loss/miscarriage.  She has aspecial interest in reproductive health care and provides prenatal care forpregnant patients, hormonal treatment for transgender patients, and all formsof contraception including vasectomies, IUDs and contraceptive implants.

Dr. Oat-Judge speaks Spanish and welcomes Spanish-speaking patients.  Sehabla español! 



photo Ginger Poulton, MD, MSEd, DipABLM
Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-257-4747
Fax: 828-257-4763
MAHEC Family Health Center at Newbridge
218 Elkwood Avenue
AshevilleNC 28804
Map & Directions

I’m originally from Falls Church, VA. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2004. It was there that I first became interested in medicine while serving as an impromptu Spanish medical interpreter at a free clinic in the area. After college I joined Teach for America. I worked as a high school science teacher in Phoenix, AZ, while enjoying lots of active pursuits out West. I spent my summers abroad working with healthcare personnel in Honduras and Uganda and decided to switch career paths.

I graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2010 and was thrilled to come to Asheville for residency training at MAHEC. My husband and I have settled here with our two sons, and continue to enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor activities Asheville has to offer. I became board certified in Lifestyle Medicine in 2019 and am the Program Director for the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum.

I chose Family Medicine because I was excited by the opportunity to form long lasting relationships with patients and to help connect patients to valuable resources they need in the community.  I am thrilled to be working at the MAHEC Family Health Center at Newbridge, a satellite office on the North side of town.


photo Rebecca Putnam, MD
Family Medicine Physician
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Lisa Reed, MD
Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-257-4747
Fax: 828-257-4763
MAHEC Family Health Center at Newbridge
218 Elkwood Avenue
AshevilleNC 28804
Map & Directions
Welcome to MAHEC Family Medicine! We want to be your medical home. I am very happy to be practicing at MAHEC Family Health Center at Newbridge in Woodfin. I consider myself very lucky because I love my job. I get so much joy out of taking care of patients, from babies to older patients and everyone in between. I am particularly interested in women’s health, pediatrics, behavioral health and caring for Latino patients. I also provide transgender care services. It is wonderful to work in and out of the hospital to take comprehensive care of patients.

I grew up in Iowa, where I studied at Grinnell College and the University of Iowa. I completed residency here in Asheville with MAHEC Family Practice. I have been lucky to travel some and see healthcare practices around the world. I am happy to call Western North Carolina home. My husband and I love the fabulous local food and I love going on hilly runs with our sweet dog, Maggie. We are expecting our second child in early 2018.

photo Amy Russell, MD
Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Amy Santin, MD
Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-628-8250
Fax: 828-628-8633
MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek
1542 Cane Creek Road
FletcherNC 28732
Map & Directions

photo Shuchin Shukla, MD
Opioid Educator
Phone:
Fax:
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Eric Smith, MD
Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-418-0040
Fax: 828-418-0041
MAHEC Family Health Center at Enka/Candler
1914 Smokey Park Highway
CandlerNC 28715
Map & Directions

photo Gloria Trujillo, MD
Family Practice Faculty
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4750
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Family Physician - Hendersonville


photo Evan Beasley, MD
Residency Program Director - Hendersonville
Phone: 828-696-4289
Fax: 828-696-2350
Blue Ridge Health - Chimney Rock Clinic
2579 Chimney Rock Road
HendersonvilleNC 28792
Map & Directions

photo Steve Crane, MD
Faculty
Phone: 828-693-4431
Fax: 828-693-4434
WNC Family Medical Center
510 Balsam Road
HendersonvilleNC 28792
Map & Directions
Areas of special interest include wellness and prevention, healthy aging and general adult medicine.

photo Diana Curran, MD
Faculty
Phone: 828-692-4223
Fax: 828-697-4691
Henderson County Department of Public Health
1200 Spartanburg Highway
HendersonvilleNC 28792
Map & Directions

photo Teresa Fralix, MD, PhD
Faculty
Phone: 828-692-4289
Fax: 828-696-2350
Blue Ridge Health - Chimney Rock Clinic
2579 Chimney Rock Road
HendersonvilleNC 28792
Map & Directions
My clinical interests include geriatrics, wellness/prevention, and diabetes. In my free time, I enjoy trail running, live music, craft beer, and reading about politics, culture, and economics.

photo Magdalena Hayes, MD
Faculty
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Blue Ridge Health - Justice Street Clinic
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
HendersonvilleNC 28791
Map & Directions
I enjoy all areas of Family Medicine including low-risk obstetrics and inpatient medicine. My interests include contraception, prevention, and chronic disease management.

photo Amber Henson, MD
Faculty - Hendersonville
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Blue Ridge Health - Justice Street Clinic
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
HendersonvilleNC 28791
Map & Directions

photo Bryan Hodge, DO
Faculty
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Blue Ridge Health - Justice Street Clinic
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
HendersonvilleNC 28791
Map & Directions

photo Eric Monaco, MD
Faculty
Phone: 828-696-4289
Fax: 828-696-2350
Blue Ridge Health - Chimney Rock Clinic
2579 Chimney Rock Road
HendersonvilleNC 28792
Map & Directions

photo Andrew Morris, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director - Hendersonville
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Blue Ridge Health - Justice Street Clinic
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
HendersonvilleNC 28791
Map & Directions

photo Matthew Roe, MD
Faculty
Phone: 828-692-4289
Fax: 828-696-2350
Blue Ridge Health - Chimney Rock Clinic
2579 Chimney Rock Road
HendersonvilleNC 28792
Map & Directions

photo Hayam Shaker, MD
Faculty
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Blue Ridge Health - Justice Street Clinic
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
HendersonvilleNC 28791
Map & Directions

photo Julie Todd, MD
Faculty
Phone: 828-692-4289
Fax: 828-696-2350
Blue Ridge Health - Chimney Rock Clinic
2579 Chimney Rock Road
HendersonvilleNC 28792
Map & Directions

photo Daniel Yoder, MD
Faculty
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Blue Ridge Health - Justice Street Clinic
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
HendersonvilleNC 28791
Map & Directions

photo MaryShell Zaffino, MD
Faculty
Phone: 828-692-4289
Fax: 828-696-2350
Blue Ridge Health - Chimney Rock Clinic
2579 Chimney Rock Road
HendersonvilleNC 28792
Map & Directions

Geriatricians


photo Tony Esterwood, MD
Geriatric Physician
Phone:
Fax:
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Internal Medicine - Asheville


photo Rebecca Bernstein, MD
Internal Medicine Faculty, Continuing Professional Development Medical Director
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
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 has taught MAHEC family medicine residents on the inpatient teaching service. She served as medical director of the inpatient diabetes program creating a unique team of providers caring for patients with inpatient hyperglycemia and diabetes.  She also served at chairperson of the Mission Health Diversity Committee, educating healthcare workers on implicit bias and identifying local healthcare disparities.


photo Stephanie Call, MD, MSPH
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
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 Internal Medicine Training Program at MAHEC in the fall of 2019.  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 ACGME.  She is recurrently recognized by her learners and institutions, having received numerous teaching awards from each of the medical universities with which she was affiliated, including a recent University-wide Distinguished Teacher Award and an award recognizing her leadership in graduate medical education.  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!).


photo Nancy Kubiak, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Faculty, Medical Director & Associate Residency Program Director
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Undergraduate:
Texas A&M University
Medical School:
Baylor University, College of Medicine
Internship:
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, University of Colorado
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 has a long history of involvement in graduate medical education in Internal Medicine, having served as an Associate Program Director and as the director of an Internal Medicine Resident and Fellow Outpatient Practice.  She has been repeatedly recognized for teaching excellence by her past institutions and trainees, and led curricular innovations in both primary care and in the foundations of quality improvement. She is joining MAHEC as an experienced educator, associate program director and medical clinical director.


photo Caroline Mueller, MD, M.Ed, FACP, FAAP
Internal Medicine Residency Program Associate Director
Phone: 828-771-3500
Fax: 828-412-4171
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
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)

For 30 years Dr. Caroline Mueller has been a primary care physician, and her goal was nurturing residents in their knowledge, skills, and relationships with patients over their years of training in both the ambulatory and inpatient settings. She was the first resident to train as a med-peds person at the program in Cincinnati, so she knows what is involved to be a resident who is blazing trails. She was the Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency for many years, during which time the residency became one of the most successful in the country, but it was the opportunity to provide a challenging yet secure training environment that motivated her most. To be able to say "I have your back" to young physicians who are pushing themselves to be their best is a great honor. Other roles included ward team attending, student clinic attending, and humanism in medicine preceptor.

Nurse Practitioner


photo Carriedelle Fusco, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
Co-director, MAHEC Office-Based Opioid Treatment Services
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

Carriedelle Wilson Fusco, MSN, FNP-BC, holds a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. Carriedelle joined the MAHEC Family Medicine Residency program in Asheville in 2012 and works with an interdisciplinary team to care for patients with chronic pain on chronic opioid therapy and patients struggling with opioid addiction and other substance use disorders. She also teaches medical, nursing, and pharmacy students; medical residents; other learners; and community providers in the management of chronic pain and substance use disorders. Carriedelle is the co-medical director for office-based opioid treatment services at MAHEC Family Health Centers. 


photo Erin Gonzalez, WHNP-BC, APRN, MSN
Advanced Practice Provider
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Regis College, 2013
Masters of Science, Nursing, Regis College, 2014

photo Katie Lillethun, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions

photo Heather Miracle, WHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-257-4750
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
Map & Directions
Heather Miracle is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, which means that she can diagnosis and treat women throughout their pregnancies and throughout their lifespan―from adolescence to old age. Many women choose to have a nurse practitioner as their primary provider for things like pap smears, breast exams, and other routine gynecologic services, as well as prenatal care. Heather has a special interest in pregnant patients who have diabetes. She is originally from eastern Pennsylvania and has lived in the Midwest, but has happily settled in Asheville with her family where they enjoy an active outdoor life in the mountains.

photo Ra’Sheena Parker, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Ra’Sheena Parker is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists. Being a nurse practitioner means she can diagnose and treat many minor illnesses/conditions and she can also write prescriptions. Many women choose to have a nurse practitioner as their primary provider for things like pap smears, breast exams, and other routine gynecologic services. Ra’Sheena has special interest in the areas of prenatal care, contraception, adolescent health, chronic Gyn pain, and substance abuse in pregnancy.

photo Melinda Ramage, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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• BSN, Purdue University
• MSN, FNP-BC, Western Carolina University - Certified Diabetes Educator

Melinda is a nurse practitioner who works directly with our Maternal Fetal Medicine team in management and consultation of our high risk obstetrical patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes and substance abuse in pregnancy.

photo Candie Ross-Moore, MSN, APRN, GNP, BC
Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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OB/Gyn Physician - Asheville


photo Breanna Bolivar, MD, MPH
Ob/Gyn Hospitalist Physician Faculty
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Bre Bolivar is a recent graduate of the MAHEC Ob/Gyn Residency Program and is delighted to stay in Asheville as a faculty member. She currently works as an Ob/Gyn Hospitalist where her primary role is to care for hospitalized obstetric patients and manage obstetric emergencies. She also provides urgent gynecologic care and consultation for patients in the emergency department or those already admitted to the hospital. Dr. Bolivar also serves as the Patient Safety Officer for Women’s Services at Mission Hospital. Her specific interests include improving management of obstetric hemorrhage and decreasing the rate of cesarean section. She finds joy in helping women feel comfortable during their hospital stay while navigating unexpected experiences. Outside of work, Dr. Bolivar enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

photo Elizabeth Buys, MD, FACOG
Director, Department of Ob/Gyn
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-251-0024
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Beth Buys is a general Obstetrician and Gynecologist at MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists. Dr. Buys completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Hope College, Masters of Science in physiology and biophysics from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, and Medical School at Indiana University School of Medicine. She moved to Asheville in 1999 for Ob/Gyn residency at MAHEC. After residency she joined the MAHEC faculty. As Department Director, Dr. Buys has a special interest in resident education, ensuring residents today are prepared for a changing healthcare system which will include patient centered care and team based practice. She enjoys practicing the full range of generalist obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Buys is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist and an Oral Board Examiner with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

photo Carol Coulson, MD, FACOG
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Faculty
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Carol Coulson is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist. She specializes in providing care for women who are ’at risk’ and considering pregnancy or those who are already pregnant and ’high-risk’ or complicated for a variety of reasons. Dr. Coulson sees patients who are undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as comprehensive ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling, and genetic amniocentesis. She also consults on patients with medical and surgical disorders coincident with or prior to pregnancy including heart disease, chronic hypertension, diabetes and other endocrinologic disorders, kidney and gastrointestinal diseases, and infectious diseases. Otherwise healthy women who may require these services are those whose pregnancies are at markedly increased risk for adverse outcomes such as those with abnormal serum screens, multiple gestations, recurrent preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, or growth abnormalities of the fetus.

photo Andrea Currens, MD, FACOG
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Currens provides general gynecologic and obstetrical care for women of all ages and some high-risk pregnancy care. She has special interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, medical student education and office procedures including hysteroscopy, colposcopy, and LEEP.
Dr. Currens also serves as the Medical Student Clerkship Director.

photo Kathryn Davidson, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Kathryn Davidson is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She joined the MAHEC Maternal-Fetal Medicine division in 2014 after completing medical school, residency and fellowship at the University Of Florida. Although she grew up on the Space Coast of Florida, she previously called North Carolina home while attending undergrad at Wake Forest University. She is passionate about helping families grow by optimizing the health of each pregnancy. Dr. Davidson specializes in providing care for women who are ’at risk’ and considering pregnancy, or those who are experiencing ’high-risk’ or complicated pregnancies for a variety of reasons. Dr. Davidson sees patients who are undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as comprehensive ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling and genetic amniocentesis. She also consults with patients who have medical and surgical disorders coincident with or prior to pregnancy, which includes heart disease, chronic hypertension, diabetes/other endocrinologic disorders, kidney/gastrointestinal diseases and infectious diseases. Otherwise healthy women who may require these services are those whose pregnancies are at markedly increased risk for adverse outcomes, such as those with abnormal serum screens, multiple gestations, recurrent preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes or growth abnormalities of the fetus.

photo Suzanne Dixon, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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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.


photo Beth England, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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photo Rongrong Fan, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Fan has been practicing general obstetrics and gynecology at MAHEC since 2013. After receiving her residency training at MAHEC, she graduated and joined our Ob/Gyn faculty because of her love for the program and the people she met along the way. Dr. Fan specializes in resident education and full spectrum Ob/Gyn care, which includes contraception, prenatal care, menopause, osteoporosis and office procedures. When she is not seeing our patients, she enjoys baking, watching movies and hiking.

photo Bill Gist, MD, FACOG
Residency Program Director
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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photo Rob F. Malsby, III, DO
Medical Director, Ob/Gyn Specialists
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-251-0024
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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  • A.T. Still University Kirksville College ofOsteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC
  • Board Certified

photo Nathan Mullins, MD
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Nathan Mullins is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and addictionologist with expertise in substance used disorders in pregnancy.  He works as the medical director for an opioid treatment program as well as part-time faculty for the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) ob/gyn residency program. Dr. Mullins earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency at MAHEC. 

Nathan obtained his DATA-2000 waiver in 2016 and began treating pregnant and postpartum patients with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder as part of multidisciplinary team at MAHEC where he supervises and educates MAHEC residents and serves as a consultant for community physicians on the treatment of opioid use disorder in pregnant patients. Dr. Mullins is also the medical director for a community-based opioid treatment program that uses both methadone and buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder.


photo Arthur Ollendorff, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist Faculty
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-251-0024
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Ollendorff provides gynecologic and obstetrical care at MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists. He currently works as an Ob/Gyn Hospitalist where his role is to manage complicated labor and obstetric emergencies as well as to provide gynecologic care and consultation for inpatients. His academic interests include evidence-based medicine, healthcare quality and graduate medical education. Dr. Ollendorff is the maternal projects lead for Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina, a statewide physician champion for the North Carolina Pregnancy Medical Home program, and the director of graduate medical education programs for MAHEC.


photo Patricia Overcarsh, MD, MPH
Ob/Gyn Generalist Physician Faculty
Phone:
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MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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photo Kiran Sigmon, MD
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Kiran Sigmon is a general obstetrician and gynecologist with a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of vulvar skin disease and sexual pain. She started the MAHEC Vulvar Clinic in 2006 to assist other providers in the WNC region with difficult cases including recurrent vaginitis, lichen sclerosis, lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus and vulvodynia, to name a few. She works with other local providers to provide patients with opportunities to explore treatments including physical therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling. She also helps patients address the psychosocial components of living with chronic pain by working closely with local mental health professionals. Dr. Sigmon feels strongly about educating patients, other providers and the community about issues related to genital health and sexuality, and many local physicians rotate seeing patients with her in the Vulvar Clinic.


photo Amy Willis, MD, MPH, FACOG
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Phone: 828-771-5500
Fax: 828-771-5454
MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists
119 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Physician Assistant


photo Walter Accles, PA
Physician Assistant
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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My clinical focus is on same-day appointments and acute care. I enjoy this role and the great work environment at the Family Health Center.


photo Julie Bass-Ransom, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Phone: 828-251-6520
Fax: 828-250-2334
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Julie’s special interests in medicine include adolescent and women’s health, wellness and preventive medicine, and diabetes.

photo Gregory Bernardi, PA-C
Advanced Practice Practicioner (APP)
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MAHEC Family Health Center at Enka/Candler
1914 Smokey Park Highway
CandlerNC 28715
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photo JT Labruyere, PA-C
Revenue Cycle Champion, Physician Assistant
Phone: 828-628-8250
Fax: 828-628-8633
MAHEC Family Health Center at Cane Creek
1542 Cane Creek Road
FletcherNC 28732
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photo Anja Woody, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Phone: 828-418-0040
Fax: 828-667-9515
MAHEC Family Health Center at Enka/Candler
1914 Smokey Park Highway
CandlerNC 28715
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Psychiatrist


photo Steve Buie, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Psychiatry Residency Program Director
Phone: 828-398-3601
Fax: 828-333-5465
MAHEC Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness
125 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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photo Katie Dunlap, MD
Psychiatry Residency Faculty
Phone: 828-398-3601
Fax: 828-333-5465
MAHEC Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness
125 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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photo Nick Ladd, DO
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Phone: 828-398-3601
Fax: 828-333-5465
MAHEC Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness
125 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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photo Sarah Wells Slectha, MD
Interim Associate Residency Program Director
Phone: 828-398-3601
Fax: 828-333-5465
MAHEC Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness
125 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Registered Dietician


photo Fred Stichel
Registered Dietitian
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Sports Physician - Asheville


photo Jessica Knapp, DO, CAQSM
Assistant Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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I started my training as an undergrad at Penn State Behrend where I was inducted into the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014 for my achievements as a long distance runner which included being named Behrend Female Athlete of the Year twice among other awards (I clearly liked competitive sports).

I went to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for my medical training and during that time was a head high-school and middle-school cross country and track coach. I trained in Wilmington, NC for my primary care residency and then completed my sports medicine fellowship at the University of Connecticut. After my fellowship, I worked as core faculty at Tufts Family Medicine Residency and helped teach the physical exam courses at Tufts School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School for several years. During that time I earned the Young investigator’s Research Grant Award and Humanitarian Award from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

My work and research is focused on female athletes and disordered eating, body image issues, the female athlete triad (energy deficiency, menstrual disturbances, and bone loss), the benefits of sports participation for young girls, and group visits to encourage pediatric patients to get moving. My husband and I moved to Asheville from Boston to be closer to friends and family and these beautiful mountains!


photo Aaron Vaughan, MD
Director, MAHEC Sports Medicine, Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
AshevilleNC 28803
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Dr. Vaughan is a clinical assistant professor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His primary professional interests include non-surgical orthopedics, ultrasound medicine, regenerative medicine, exercise as medicine, and traumatic brain injury and concussion management. Aaron actively conducts research on the national level with the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Aaron serves as the team physician for Warren Wilson College. He provides medical coverage for multiple local teams including the Asheville Rugby Football Club. Dr. Vaughan also serves on the board of directors for the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission and has been the medical director for multiple events including the 2018 and 2019 International Tennis Fed Cup, the Biltmore Marathon, the Lake Logan Triathlon, the Asheville Turkey Trot, the Hellbender 100-mile trail race, and the Haute Route international cycling race.

A graduate of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Vaughan completed his family medicine residency at the University of Virginia. He completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was the team physician for Carolina Hurricanes professional hockey team as well as for the university. Aaron has called Western North Carolina and Asheville home since 2013. He enjoys travel, trail running, and cycling among other outdoor activities.