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 consistently to bring you the latest technologic and medical advances while treating you with kindness and compassion.
Please help us in welcoming Salena Taitague, FNP
Salena joined Asheville Women’s Medical Center in October 2022. She was born and raised in Asheville and actually began her nursing career as an LPN at Asheville Women’s in 1999. She will be an integral part of our OB/GYN team. Salena received her FNP degree from Western Carolina University, and is excited to be back at Asheville Women’s now as a Nurse Practitioner!
Notice to Our Patients
1. Masking is currently optional at Asheville Women’s Medical Center. Masking has been an effective tool for personal and community infection prevention and we continue to support those that choose to mask. We encourage everyone to make appropriate decisions regarding their health based on their individual situation.
We are still limiting companions to two and preferably over the age of 18.
Asheville Women’s is continually monitoring the community status of COVID-19 as well as national, state, and county recommendations. We will continue to act in the best interests of our patients, balancing community and personal safety.
2. We are pleased to offer Telehealth appointments with our Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. 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.
3. We kindly ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Current COVID Vaccination information for Pregnant and Breastfeeding women
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG), the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommend that all pregnant individuals should be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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.
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.
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!
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 visit MonaLisa Touch 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.”