Lydia M. Jeffries, MD

Dr. Jeffries is a board certified physician who has been practicing in Asheville since 1990.  She recently retired as of December 31, 2021.  Dr. Sarah Jones will be seeing a majority of her patients going forward.

Lydia M. Jeffries, MD


Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellow: American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Membership: Southern Obstetric & Gynecologic Society, North Carolina Medical Society, Buncombe County Medical Society

Find out more about Dr. Jeffries

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Active, friendly, compassionate

What was your first job? 

Cleaning the bathrooms in my family’s Main Street Iowa business

Who/what inspires you? 

Politics and political advocacy inspire me

What would you do if you had 2 free hours?


Why did you choose to specialize in Ob/Gyn?

I chose to specialize in Ob/Gyn to be able to provide medical, surgical and psychological care to women of all ages

Do you have any hidden talents? 


What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Say “Yes” when presented with new opportunities

What is your favorite animal? 

I cannot pick a favorite animal because my life if full of animals:  chickens, rabbit, cats (all rescues), 3 Great Pyrenees dogs and 1 Cardigan Corgi, 4 horses (2 rescued) and 2 donkeys (both rescues)

What do you like about living in Asheville?

I love Asheville and have loved watching it change from a sleepy mountain community to the active, eclectic welcoming community it has become.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Literature was my favorite subject.

Do you have a life motto?

Say yes.

What is on your “bucket list”?

Back woods horseback trip

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

I have no idea what I would have done if I hadn’t become a physician, everyday I feel fortunate to be a physician.

What music are you listening to now?

My Pandora shuffle is crazy: Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Steep Canyon Rangers, Dire Straits, Santana.

What is your favorite thing to eat?

Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt which is super high protein and low carb

Name one personal goal.

Maintain fitness and a positive outlook on the world as I age