Javier Licon Joins Mission Health as Physician Assistant

ARDEN, N.C. (Nov. 9, 2012) – Mission Health is pleased to announce the addition of Javier Licon, PA, to its primary care network. Licon joins Mission Health after serving as a primary care provider for adolescent and adult patients in Wilson, N.C. He will join Mission Health’s six Arden-based physicians located at 2585 Hendersonville Road.

Licon completed the physician assistant program and a masters of health sciences at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.

“The addition of a physician assistant, especially with Javier’s outstanding credentials, reflects a direct response to our underserved region’s needs,” said Marc B. Westle, DO, FACP, Mission Health’s senior vice president of innovation. “From the diverse experiences of our world-class providers, we know the addition of a physician assistant will only enhance the continuum of care already offered by our physicians, nurses and clinical pharmacist.”

“It is exciting to join an outstanding team of dedicated caregivers,” said Licon. “As a provider of quality care close to home, we must work together with our patients to achieve the common goal of maintaining or returning to good health. I look forward to guiding my patients’ understanding of their condition so together we can make decisions to improve their well-being

Having begun his career as a primary care provider in eastern North Carolina, Licon has special professional interests in adult and adolescent medicine, including working with Spanish- speaking families.

For more information about Licon, visit http://missionmd.org/primarycare or call (828) 687-8647.