Asheville Women’s Medical Center is a progressive and comprehensive Ob/Gyn office that has set the standard for women’s care in Western North Carolina since 1976. We work tirelessly to bring you the latest technologic and medical advances while treating you with kindness and compassion.
Notice to Our Patients on the Coronavirus Outbreak
Asheville Women’s is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as well national, state, and county recommendations. As we transition through the phased re-opening of our community we will continue to act in the best interests of our patients, balancing community and personal safety.
Obtaining health care, as appropriate, from Asheville Women’s Medical Center is considered essential, though to meet the social isolation standards of our community and minimize exposure to our patients, physicians, and staff, we are taking the following steps:
1. Asheville Women’s Medical Center now requires that all patients wear an appropriate mask while on Asheville Women’s campus.
2. We are offering Telehealth appointments with all Physicians and Nurse Practitioners.
3. We will be screening all patients entering the office with temperature checks and asking about any symptoms or exposures concerning for COVID-19 infection or pending testing results.
4. We kindly ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Current COVID Vaccination information for Pregnant and Breastfeeding women
COVID-19 vaccine development and regulatory approval are rapidly progressing. Thus, information and recommendations will evolve as more data are collected about these vaccines and their use in specific populations.
Though the testing and safety evaluation of these vaccines did not include young children or pregnant patients, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) recommends that vaccines “should not be withheld” from pregnant and lactating individuals who meet criteria for vaccination based on ACIP-recommended priority groups.
At the current time, the benefits of receiving the vaccine are felt to outweigh the potential risks in the setting of limited safety data in the pregnant population.However, it is important that every patient makes an informed decision, in consult with their physician if they choose.
It remains important, regardless of vaccination status, to continue the “3 W’s” of COVID prevention, including washing hands, waiting 6ft from others, and wearing a mask.
Asheville Women’s Medical Center is pleased to announce Telehealth appointments that are available for existing patients! Patients need access to a smartphone, tablet or computer to have a virtual one on one encounter with a provider. Same day appointments are available when necessary. If a face to face encounter is needed, we are also available in the office for all urgent matters.
If you develop symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, or please STAY HOME and call your primary care physician.
If you have respiratory symptoms and an upcoming appointment, please call our office PRIOR to your appointment for instructions at 828-258-9191.
Practices to prevent spread of respiratory illness include:
>Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
>Cough into your elbow or cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (hand sanitize afterward)
>Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth/eat with unwashed hands.
>Clean your phone often.
>Get your flu shot.
For the most up to date COVID-19 information click on the links below:
Please contact the office with any questions you might have about your visit, scheduling a visit, medication refills, or any other concerns. Contact us through our Patient Portal or call us directly at 828-258-9191.
This is an evolving public health situation, and we appreciate your patience as we seek to maximize the safety of our patients as well as our community as a whole.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.
Over the past year, women have understandably chosen to delay screening mammography due to COVID-19 concerns.
Asheville Women’s Diagnostic Center offers screening mammograms in a safe and responsible fashion and urges patients to re-prioritize such critical health screenings. Now that millions of Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Asheville Women’s Diagnostic Center is encouraging women to schedule their annual mammogram as soon as possible. Early detection can not only ensure more treatment options but it could save your life!
According to the Society of Breast Imaging, if possible and when it does not unduly delay care; consider scheduling screening exams prior to the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or 4-6 weeks following your final dose.
MonaLisa Touch is now available at Asheville Women’s Medical Center. Vaginal discomfort is a common problem, and MonaLisa Touch may be a procedure that can have life altering benefits for you. It is an ideal treatment for women with vaginal dryness that is refractory to treatment, and the treatment is especially beneficial for breast cancer survivors who cannot use hormonal treatments. Please contact us or click here http://www.smilemonalisa.com/ if you would like to learn more.
Bringing a baby into the world is one of the most exciting, wonderful times of your life. Obstetrics is the medical specialty devoted to your reproductive system, from fertilization to pregnancy, childbirth and the recovery period after childbirth.
We provide the full range of care for every stage of your life. Our gynecology well-woman exams include Pap smears, breast exams, pelvic examination for a variety of potential health problems, screenings for gynecologic cancers, bone density testing, digital mammography and more.
We offer in-office solutions for heavy periods and excessive bleeding. Our highly experienced gynecological surgeons and staff perform an innovative, minimally invasive in-office surgery to help stop the excessive bleeding and discomfort of heavy menstrual periods.
Our Center offers accurate diagnoses & enhanced diagnostic services including comprehensive breast healthcare, diagnostic ultrasound, digital mammography, 3D ultrasound and DXA bone densitometry for osteoporosis.
Our staff is friendly and always ready to help with scheduling, insurance or anything else you may need during your time with us. We will take extra care to listen to your concerns, answer all your questions and thoroughly explain your condition and treatment options.
Asheville Women’s Medical Center, at both our Asheville and Arden locations, has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP).
Practices that become recognized under Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition have demonstrated commitment to patient-centered care and clinical quality through: streamlined referral processes and care coordination with referring clinicians, timely patient and caregiver-focused care management and continuous clinical quality improvement. Earning NCQA PCSP Recognition shows consumers, private payers and government agencies that the practice has undergone a rigorous review of its capabilities and is committed to sharing information and coordinating care. Recognition also signals to primary care practices that the specialty practice is ready to be an effective partner in caring for patients.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition distinguishes practices that communicate, collaborate and integrate care in ways that patients want and that improve quality,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “I commend the team at Asheville Women’s Medical Center for its achievement, and for its commitment to continuous improvement.”