Jon Larrabee, MD

Dr. Larrabee’s goal is to provide individualized care for every stage of a woman’s life, honoring her expectations while supporting the challenges and changes that inevitably occur.

Dr. Larrabee believes a doctor’s mission should be partnering with patients to help them attain their goals while guarding against the unforeseen. At Asheville Women’s Medical Center, Dr. Larrabee helps build the relationships and the tools to accomplish this aim.  Dr. Larrabee’s life has been filled with diverse experiences that have led to this opportunity to provide complete, well-woman care here in Western North Carolina.

Jon Larrabee, MD

Qualifications

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Education: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Residency: MAHEC Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asheville, North Carolina

Professional Honors

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Member
  • 2013 Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2014 MAHEC Resident Teaching Award
  • 2015 Junior ACOG Fellow – Congressional Leadership Conference

Find out more about Dr. Larrabee

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Welcoming, Patient, Enthusiastic

What was your first job?

Paper route – 9 years old

Who/what inspires you?

I certainly seek inspiration from the other docs I have worked with, and learned from, over the years. I also have many other friends from other parts in my life that encourage my best efforts. Ultimately, I would say that new experience inspires me.

What do you never leave home without?

It’s the Iphone these days

What would you do if you had 2 free hours?

These times are rare – But I enjoy being outdoors, on the river, or in my backyard – preferably with my wife and kids.

Why did you choose to specialize in Ob/Gyn?

There is nothing more interesting and rewarding than encouraging women to attain their goals. Being apart of these powerful life experiences is a gift.

Do you have any hidden talents?

There was a time when I could ride a unicycle…It’s been a while

What is the best advice anyone has given you?

Discover the thing that wakes you with enthusiasm.

What is your favorite animal?

My previous red-heeler, Cade

What do you like about living in Asheville?

Perfect for family

What was your favorite subject in school?

Ecology – The class that made me realize that the most important things to learn are not in the classroom

Do you have a life motto?

It takes all kinds to make a world

What is on your “bucket list”?

It’s getting smaller these days. I’m feeling pretty fortunate to have had many adventures at this point in my life. Mostly, I look forward to being with patients and seeing my family change and grow.

What would your profession be if you weren’t a physician?

I can’t imagine any other career.

What music are you listening to now?

The Pogues, Greg Brown, The Lumineers, and Brett Dennen have been on the playlist as of late. My children are constantly introducing me to things that make me feel like a parent.

What is your favorite thing to eat?

Pasta, no question.

Name one personal goal.

Be present