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 one of the below locations, 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 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
By Jennifer Sellers 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 ...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
Make the Most of Your Next Doctor’s Appointment – Five Ways to Be Prepared
By Cheri Hinshelwood Being prepared for your next doctor’s visit can make wise use of their valuable gifts. “I rely on my patients to share what is going on so I can provide ...View More
Healthcare Tips – Save Time and Money with Walk-In Primary Care
It’s 9 pm on a Tuesday and suddenly you’re not feeling so hot. You know you should see a doctor, but you also know your doctor’s office is closed. Decision time. Urgent ...View More
Ask the Doctor – How Can I Distinguish a Cold from a Sinus Infection?
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: How can ...View More
Helpful Healthcare Hints: Four Ways to Save Time and Money When You’re Sick
We’ve reached that time of the year when it’s like Halloween for germs, viruses, bugs and allergies to sneak up on every individual they can find and play their nasty tricks on ...View More
Ask the Doctor – Tips for You and Your Kids Heading Into the Winter Months
By Bruce Ulrich, MD Mission Community Medicine Old Fort Q: With the limited hours of sunlight in the evening hours during winter, should I worry that my child is spending too much time with ...View More
FAQs on the Flu Vaccine – What You Need to Know
By David P. Franklin, MD & Amy Russell, MD Q: Why are flu shots so important and do I really need one? Dr. Russell: Yes. If you’re six months of age or older, it’...View More
Vote Good Health: Preventive Care – Had Your Flu Shot Yet? Have Your Children?
This season check the box for preventive care. According to the Centers for Disease control, the single best way to protect your children against the flu is to get them vaccinated. Dr. Charles Sawyer, ...View More
Ask the Doctor – Should You Let Your Baby “Cry it Out” to Get to Sleep?
By Lindsay F. Herbert, DO, Family Medicine Mission Community Medicine Old Fort Q: Should you let your baby “cry it out” to put him/herself to sleep? A: There is no hard and fast ...View More
New! Request an Appointment Online With a Mission Primary Care Physician, Including Pediatrics and OBGYN
Now, new and existing patients can request an appointment with a Mission primary care provider by visiting the Mission Primary Care home page at mission-health.org/primarycare and clicking on the icon titled “Request ...View More