Need a Primary Care doctor? Health begins here.
At Mission Health and Mission Medical Associates, we’ve made choosing a primary care doctor or provider convenient for you and your family. Your primary care doctor is the main provider you see throughout your lifetime. Establishing a relationship with a primary care doctor early helps you set clear health goals by focusing on prevention and wellness and identifying risks even before they become noticeable.
We offer convenient access to more than 160 combined primary care doctors and advanced practitioners serving at various locations in Asheville and throughout the 18-county western North Carolina service area.
Call (828) 213-3222 to find the Mission primary care doctor who’s best for you.
Request An Appointment!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could request a doctor’s appointment online? Now you can! To request an appointment online with a Mission primary care doctor, simply click on the icon below:
Simply complete the fields within the Request An Appointment form – including your preference of primary care doctor or provider, practice location, up to three preferred appointment days and time frame for an appointment, and then click the “submit” button.
Online self-scheduling now available at select locations adding convenience to your healthcare experience. If you are a patient at the below location, or are a New Patient to our Primary Care network, please click to schedule online.
Jana Watts, MD
Mission My Care Plus Candler
Your Joys In Life
By building a close relationship with her Primary Care Doctor and the compassionate team with the Mission Chronic Care Management Program, Shirley was able to meet many of her healthcare goals and return to the joys in her life. Watch her story here.
Headlines & Happenings
Ask the Doc – Constipation, Diarrhea and “Poo Accidents” in Children
Rami Arrouk, MD, a pediatric gastroenterology specialist with Mission Children’s Hospital, addresses some common digestive health-related issues for children. Q: My child has a lot of “poo accidents.” Should I be worried? A: ...View More
Relationship Goals – Keeping a Strong Bond with Your Pediatrician
Dr. Ashley McClary, a pediatrician at McDowell Pediatrics in Marion, offers expert advice on getting the most out of your relationship with your child’s medical provider, as seen in WNC Parent. Let’s ...View More
As the Flu Epidemic Worsens, Your Keys to Prevention
By Courtney Mull, MD This flu season is making local and national headlines as the number of cases continues to rise. In fact, we are in the midst of the flu epidemic, with a ...View More
Have the Flu, or Think You Do? Expert Advice on What to Do
This flu season has been particularly severe, with high number of influenza cases both here in western North Carolina and around the country. There are many steps you can take to prevent catching the ...View More
Ask the Doc – Healthy Amount of Weight to Lose
Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about how much weight one should lose on a diet without risking their health. Q: ...View More
Healthcare Tips – Save Time and Money with Walk-In Care
When you start to feel unexpectedly ill and it’s a week full of commitments and plans, your last worry needs to be where you can find quick, convenient care. Decision time. Urgent care? ...View More
Ask the Doctor – Preventing Motion Sickness while Traveling
Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about motion sickness while traveling. Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent car ...View More
Talking to Children about Tragedies in the News – Expert Advice for Parents
By Jai Robert Kumar, MD When tragedies like the shooting in Las Vegas or natural disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Maria appear in the news, parents struggle with what they should or should not ...View More
Ask the Doctor – Heat vs. Ice when Treating Sore Muscles
Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about treating sore muscles. Q: For sore muscles, when should I apply heat vs. cold? ...View More
Ask the Doctor – Does My Teenager Sleep Too Much?
Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers a common question about the impact of excessive sleep on teenagers. Q: My teenager sleeps a lot. Should ...View More
Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids – Immunization Is Recommended for All Ages
By Megan Brooks If you have school-age kids, you’re most likely familiar with vaccinations. But, what about you? As uncommon as it might sound, vaccines are not just for kids. Vaccines are just ...View More
Mosquitoes Are Back, Is Zika a Concern This Summer? An Expert Q&A
By Kendall Stacey RN & Board Certified Infection Prevention Specialist Q: Has there been a resurgence of Zika in the US this summer? A: The US is only seeing travel-related cases at this time. Keep ...View More
Ask the Doctor – What Are the Signs of Food Allergy?
Steve North, MD, MPH, family and adolescent medicine physician with Mission Community Primary Care – Spruce Pine, addresses health and wellness questions for you and your children heading into the warmer months. Q: What are ...View More
Summertime Healthcare Tips – Walk-In Primary Care for Non-Emergency Conditions
Ah, summertime. The kids are out of school, the weather is warm, the backyard is calling your name, and the long-awaited vacation is right around the corner. But alas, summertime. The weather brings the ...View More
Tips on Ticks – Preventing Bites and What to Know about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Dr. Ashley McClary, a pediatrician at McDowell Pediatrics in Marion, offers expert advice on avoiding the dangers of ticks, as seen in WNC Parent. What a beautiful time of the year! The days are ...View More
Four Tips to Help You Find the Right Doctor for You
Many people are focused on health goals as the summer approaches, but it’s also a perfect time to schedule checkups and screenings. If you don’t already have a primary care physician, it’...View More
Planes, Trains and Sick to Your Stomach? Symptoms and Solutions for Motion Sickness
If you’ve ever been sick to your stomach on a rocking boat or a bumpy airplane ride, you know the discomfort of motion sickness. It doesn’t cause long-term problems, but it can ...View More
Seasonal Allergies – Understanding and Overcoming Those Pesky Problems
Seasonal allergies occur at the same time of the year every year, if you continue to live in the same part of the country. Hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis) is the most common ...View More
Knowing the Difference Between Anxiety and Depression, and How to Treat Them Both
Anxiety and depression are very common, and can be completely normal symptoms of everyday life. Anxiety is a normal response in your mind to notify you of a potentially dangerous or stressful situation, and ...View More
Ask the Doctor – What’s the Difference Between a Cold Sore and a Canker Sore?
Steve North, MD, MPH, family and adolescent medicine physician with Mission Community Primary Care – Spruce Pine, addresses health and wellness questions for you and your children heading into the spring months. Q: What’s ...View More