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 into 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 a mask while on Asheville Women’s campus. See below for more detail.
2. We will continue to see pregnant patients in the office on a modified prenatal schedule.
3. We will continue to see acute gynecologic problems in the office as appropriate.
4. We will be begin to see appropriate patients in the office for routine annual exams and screening imaging studies, such as mammography.
5. We are offering Telehealth appointments with all Physicians and Nurse Practitioners.
6. We will be screening all patients entering the office regarding recent travel as well as physical symptoms concerning for COVID-19 exposure or infection.
7. We are currently no longer allowing companions or children to accompany patients into the office.
8. We kindly ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
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.
We support the CDC’s recommendations for greater adoption of mask usage by the general public and especially in areas where 6 feet of separation is not practical.
Patients are asked to bring their own procedural/surgical mask or a homemade cloth mask.
The mask should be worn for their entire visit to our office and not be removed until leaving the facility. We will insist on proper mask use and hygiene including wearing the mask as directed to cover the mouth and nose and encourage avoidance of manipulation/touching the mask to reduce the risk of contamination and self-inoculation.
Our policy of no companions and no children is still in place. Screening of patients and staff prior to entering our building will continue.
CDC has issued guidelines for sewing/creating a mask that can be worn as a face covering.
Cloth masks should:
1. Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
2. Be secured with ties or ear loops.
3. Include 2 or more layers of fabric.
4. Allow for breathing without restriction.
5. Be made of a fabric or material that can be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.
How does someone safely clean a cloth mask?
A cloth mask can be washed in a washing machine with any detergent. After placing the mask in the washing machine, hand should be washed. Dry masks on high heat.
For more information on face coverings and masks, please click the link below for CDC guidelines:
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.
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It’s that time again to vote for the Best of 2020 with Mountain Xpress!
Be sure to cast your votes by April 30th and don’t forget to vote for Asheville Women’s for Best Maternity Care/Service & Best Women’s Health Center! 😁😁
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.”