MAHEC Family Health Staff



 

photo Walter Accles, PA, Physician Assistant
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 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 MaryLynn Barrett, LCSW, MPH, Director of Behavioral Medicine
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
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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 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
Fletcher, NC 28732
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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 Steve Crane, MD, Faculty
Phone: 828-693-4431
Fax: 828-693-4434
WNC Family Medical Center
510 Balsam Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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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
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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photo Blake Fagan, MD, Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
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Areas of special interest include obstetrics, pediatrics, contraception, integrated care, and buprenorphine.

photo Dan Frayne, MD, Faculty Physician
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 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 Carriedelle Fusco, FNP, Nurse Practitioner Faculty Preceptor
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Map & Directions


photo Kelly Garcia, MD, Maternal Child Health Fellow
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
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I came to MAHEC from the University of Florida, where I completed both my Bachelor’s and Medical degrees. I grew up as a Navy brat, spending time in six different states before returning to Florida for college. There I met my husband, Alex, who is a talented artist and film enthusiast. We are excited to be here now in beautiful Asheville!

My interest in medicine began at age 10 when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Over the years, I found that I loved science and I loved talking to people, so I decided to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a pediatric endocrinologist. In college, I was drawn more towards primary care after spending two years as a research assistant on a health psychology research team that aimed to help medically-underserved people live healthier lives through small behavioral changes. When I started medical school, I envisioned myself in Pediatrics up until until I completed my third-year Family Medicine rotation: I loved the variety, the versatility, and the continuity of care, and I knew that family medicine would allow me to pursue my interests in Behavioral Medicine and Pediatrics. 

Anticipating that I might someday practice in a rural setting, I sought out a residency where I would be well-trained in all aspects of Family Medicine, including Peds and OB. Nationally, AHECs focus on training well-rounded primary care providers for rural and underserved areas, so MAHEC captured my attention from the start. My interview convinced me that MAHEC is a place where people are passionate about quality patient care across the full spectrum of Family Medicine. It was also obvious that the faculty, staff, and residents support each other and strive for excellent teamwork. Thankfully
but not surprisinglyit was easy to convince my artistic husband that we could be happy in Asheville!

photo Josh Gettinger, MD, Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 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
Fletcher, NC 28732
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Areas of special interest include toxicology, global health, infectious disease, OB, and ultrasonography.

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

photo Melissa Hicks, MD, Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
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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 Bryan Hodge, DO, Program Director
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Hendersonville Family Health Center
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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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
Asheville, NC 28803
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Areas of special interest include sports medicine, care of adolescents and children, prevention and health promotion.

photo Travis Johnson, MD, Faculty
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Hendersonville Family Health Center
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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photo Brian Kaderli, MD, Faculty Physician
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Hendersonville Family Health Center
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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photo Heidi Knoll, MD, Faculty Physician
Phone: 828-257-4730
Fax: 828-257-4750
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
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Special interests include women’s reproductive health, palliative care, and resident teaching.

photo Valerie Krall, MA, LPA, LPC, Mental Health Professional
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
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Areas of clinical interest include depression, anxiety and child behavioral issues. Valerie utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies as well as mindfulness and acceptance based approaches.

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
Asheville, NC 28803
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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
Asheville, NC 28803
Map & Directions

Areas of special interest include women and children’s health, OB, dermatology and osteoporosis.

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

I was born here in Asheville and after a number of years away, I am thrilled to be coming back to serve the community in which I grew up. Since leaving Asheville after high school, I’ve been lucky to get out, see a little bit of the world, and realize how good we have it in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

My early indoctrination as a Cavalier led me to the University of Virginia for a degree in History. While in Charlottesville, I grew interested in the larger systems in which physicians work, an interest that led me to New York City to work for the Medicare Rights Center
a non-profit that works with patients who have problems with their Medicare coverage.

At UVA, I was also lucky enough to meet my wife, Caroline, the woman I have to thank for getting me to where I am today. She went straight to UNC law school after graduating, and after my time in NYC and an interlude in Asheville, I joined her in Chapel Hill. There, I was fortunately and gratefully admitted to the UNC School of Medicine.

I had the privilege of running into a couple of outstanding family doctors over the years and had a gut feeling that I wanted to follow in their footsteps. In medical school, I tried to keep an open mind, but the combination of getting to know my patients over long periods of time, the diversity and complexity of the illnesses we’d be treating, and the opportunity to improve our nation’s healthcare system through family medicine was too much to pass up.

One of the best parts of deciding to do family medicine was the fact that in MAHEC, I found a residency that shares and values those same interests that brought me to this specialty. Not only did I receive terrific, full-scope training, but I was also in an environment where we are working towards innovative, systems-based solutions to challenges in healthcare. PCHM’s, ACO’s, new practice models
they are all happening here in the mountains. Above all, at MAHEC, I received quality support from faculty members and fellow residents that enabled me to be the best physician I can be.

Like most good Asheville-ians, I love getting outside in my spare time, whether it be through hiking, gardening, or the occasional sail. Cooking, keeping up with the news, a good novel, travel, and time with my wife also keep me happy.

photo Andrew Morris, MD, Faculty
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Hendersonville Family Health Center
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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
Asheville, NC 28803
Map & Directions


photo Tim Plaut, MD, Family Practice Physician - Geriatrics
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Map & Directions


photo Ginger Poulton, MD, Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-257-4747
Fax: 828-257-4763
MAHEC Family Health Center at Newbridge
218 Elkwood Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804
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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 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 Lisa Reed, MD, Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-257-4747
Fax: 828-257-4763
MAHEC Family Health Center at Newbridge
218 Elkwood Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804
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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. It is wonderful to work in and out of the hospital to take total 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 hiking in the mountains with our sweet dog, Maggie.

photo John Rowe, MD, Medical Director
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Map & Directions


photo Amy Russell, MD, Family Practice Physician
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 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
Fletcher, NC 28732
Map & Directions


photo Joshua Schactman, MSW, Mental Health Professional
Phone: 828-771-3479
Fax:
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 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.

photo Hayam Shaker, MD, Faculty
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Hendersonville Family Health Center
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Map & Directions


photo Kate Sloss, MD, Physician
Phone: 828-625-4400
Fax: 828-625-4455
MAHEC Family Health Center at Lake Lure
146 Nesbitt Ridge
Lake Lure, NC 28746
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
Candler, NC 28715
Map & Directions


photo Grey Tilden, MD, Physician
Phone: 828-625-4400
Fax: 828-625-4455
MAHEC Family Health Center at Lake Lure
146 Nesbitt Ridge
Lake Lure, NC 28746
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
Asheville, NC 28803
Map & Directions


photo Cynthia VanDeusen*, GNP, FNP, Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 828-696-1234
Fax: 828-696-1257
Hendersonville Family Health Center
709 N. Justice Street, Suite B
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Map & Directions


photo Aaron Vaughan, MD, Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Map & Directions


photo Maggie Weshner, EdD, Mental Health Professional
Phone: 828-258-0670
Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Map & Directions