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F. B. Jones, MD

F. B. Jones, MD

F. B. Jones is a graduate of Davidson College and received his medical degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is originally from Forest City. He completed a residency in family practice with MAHEC. Dr. Jones has been in practice with HSHP since 1979. He currently lives in Shelton Laurel.

Dr. Jones says he most enjoys serving the people of Madison County with their self sustaining pride and independence. He feels Hot Springs Health Program is a community/patient focused practice which tries to offer the county the most comprehensive care in the most cost effective way. Dr. Jones is the Medical Director of HSHP.

Louis A. Schroeder, MD

Louis A. Schroeder, MD

Louis A. Schroeder received his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in 1971, and his medical degree from the same institution in 1975. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine there in 1978.

He is originally from Louisville, KY. Dr. Schroeder lives in Madison County. He has practiced medicine since 1978, and has worked with HSHP for 21 years.

Dr. Schroeder enjoys serving the people of Madison County.

Kristi Schleder, MD

Kristi Schleder, MD

Kristi Schleder graduated from medical school at Southern Illinois University. She is a native of Chenoa, IL, and currently lives in Asheville, NC.

Dr. Schleder completed a residency in family practice with MAHEC and has been in practice with HSHP since 1990. She enjoys the great staff at HSHP,  the friendly and inspiring people of Madison County and spending time with her husband,  her son Neil, and her daughter , Erin.  Dr. Schleder is board certified.

Marianna T. Daly, MD, MPH

Marianna T. Daly, MD, MPH

Marianna T. Daly received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1979 and graduated from medical school at East Carolina in 1985. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dr. Daly is originally from Durham and now resides in Asheville. She completed a residency in family medicine with MAHEC. Dr. Daly is board certified and has been in practice with HSHP since 1988.

She most enjoys working with HSHP patients, and the feeling of camaraderie with staff. She enjoys serving Madison County and the strong sense of community; developing long term relationships with patients, and working toward changes in the public health of Madison County.

Her special interests are rural health care, public health and medical ethics.

Kimberly N. Heiselman, MD

Kimberly N. Heiselman, MD

Kimberly N. Heiselman received her undergraduate education from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and her medical degree from the University of Rochester. She is a native of Rochester, NY. Dr. Heiselman completed a residency in family practice and the Rural Medicine Fellowship at MAHEC. Dr. Heiselman is board certified in Family Medicine. She has been in practice since 1995. Dr. Heiselman currently resides in Asheville. She enjoys working as a team with the HSHP staff. She sees the care and concern the staff have for the people of Madison County, and the grace and good humor with which people face adversity.

Nettie White, MD

Nettie White, MD

Nettie White received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1972 and graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson, School of Medicine in 1982.

She completed a one year residency in Family Practice in Asheville, then a two year residency in Internal Medicine at The University Medical Center in Tucson and a final year at the Asheville VA and Duke University.

A native of Washington, DC, Dr. White has been with HSHP since 1993. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and has a special interest in geriatrics, end of life care, and integrative medicine. Dr. White enjoys working with the wonderful patients and staff at HSHP.

Dr. White lives in Madison County with her beautiful adopted daughter Emily Rose, who is from China.

Steve Johnson, DO

Steve Johnson, DO

Steve Johnson received his undergraduate degree in medical technology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He worked as a laboratory technologist before obtaining his medical degree from Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center in Iowa.  He completed his residency training at East Tennessee State University and is board certified in family medicine.

Dr Johnson joined HSHP in 2006.  He appreciates the care and willingness of the staff at HSHP, and is grateful to be a part of an organization that focuses on patient care and trying to meet the needs of the community. He enjoys seeing all types of patients for both acute and chronic care and has special interest in wellness and osteopathy.  He lives in Asheville with his wife and two boys. His personal interests include playing and listening to music, travel, hiking and time with family.

Charles Richard Young, MD

Charles Richard Young, MD

Dr. Young received his undergraduate degree in Biology from East Carolina University. During his undergraduate career he played collegiate soccer at UNC-Asheville, taught Emergency Medical Science for Pitt Community College, and was a Member of the National Ski Patrol at Wolfe Ridge. He went on to receive his medical degree from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina in 1989. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the MAHEC Family Practice Residency Program in Asheville, NC. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Young has been in private practice for the last 25 years in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.

Dr. Young is pleased to join the HSHP since he grew up in Weaverville, NC. He is returning home to live on his Grandmothers Farm in Madison County, NC. Dr. Young and his wife Lynn are parents to four boys. He coached select level soccer teams for over 10 years. His current personal interests include training and competing with German Shepherd Dogs in the sport of Schutzhund.

Susan Mcdowell, MD

Susan Mcdowell, MD

Susan McDowell is a family physician who joined Hot Springs Health Program in 2013. She is originally from Marion, Virginia, a small town in the southwestern part of the state, and left to attend college at the College of Wooster  in Ohio, graduating with a degree in Neuroscience.  She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and then completed her family practice residency at MAHEC in Asheville, NC.  She enjoys women’s health, office procedures, taking care of adults and children, and teaching medical students. Outside of work, Dr. McDowell enjoys soccer, running, and all sorts of outdoor activities. She and her husband live in Asheville.

Janice Noel Coverdale, MD Pediatrician

Janice Noel Coverdale, MD Pediatrician

Janice Noel Coverdale received her undergraduate education from Centre College of Kentucky in Danville. She received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and also studied neurobiology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Coverdale completed a residency in Pediatrics with the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital. She grew up in Bowling Green, KY, has been in practice since 1979, and has been a member of the HSHP medical staff since 1981. Active in many professional and community organizations, she serves as director of Pediatric Services for the Madison County Health Department and is past president of the Mountain Pediatric Society. She is a member of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and a former member of the Graham Children’s Hospital Regional Board. Dr. Coverdale lives in Madison County. She most enjoys watching her young patients grow into great adults, and working with a very supportive staff. She enjoys serving Madison County and being involved long-term with a community that works well together.

Mollie Harrington Weaver, MD Pediatrician

Mollie Harrington Weaver, MD Pediatrician

Pediatrician Mollie Harrington Weaver, MD received her undergraduate degree from Davidson College, NC.  Post-college she attended Wake Forest University and received her Masters in Counseling and then her Medical Degree in 1999.  She completed her Pediatric Residency also at Wake Forest University in 2002.

She is a North Carolina native born in Pinehurst, moving to the Raleigh area as a child.  She and her husband moved to Waynesville NC in 2002 where they continue to reside and raise their three daughters.

She practiced at Haywood Pediatrics from 2002 to 2007 as Dr. Harrington.  In 2010 she was the Medical Director for Haywood County Psychological overseeing the medical management of school-aged children receiving counseling services.

Her professional interests include well-baby care especially sleep issues and behavioral/psychological concerns.

Outside the office she is a mother to three wonderful girls, married to a physician, “retired” soccer player-now runner and dabbles in oil painting and pastel drawing.

Ruth Loretta Leake, FNP

Ruth Loretta Leake, FNP

Ruth Loretta Leake received her RN degree from Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, NC. She received her BSN degree from Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC. She received her MSN degree as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner certification from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Ruth Loretta Leake has worked with HSHP since 2001. She is a native of Alexander, and currently lives in Madison County. She says getting to know the children and their families are what she enjoys most about serving Madison County. Loretta also enjoys the caring staff at HSHP and their willingness to go the extra step for the people of Madison County.

Kenya Johnson, PA-C

Kenya Johnson, PA-C

Kenya Johnson received her Physician Assistant degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University.

She has worked in family medicine and emergency medicine. Her first job as a PA was in Madison County, Iowa in 1997. She is happy to continue her care of patients in Madison County, NC.

She is grateful to be a part of the medical staff with HSHP who provide high quality care and services to the patients of Madison County. She enjoys working with all ages.

Her personal interests include time spent with husband and two boys, camping, hiking, and biking.

Julianna Olup FNP

Julianna Olup FNP

Julianna is a Family Nurse Practitioner who received her Master of Science in Nursing and FNP training at East Tennessee State University and graduated in December 2011.  Julianna also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from ETSU in December 2006.  She has practiced in several areas of nursing including wound care, medical surgical nursing and labor and delivery.  Julianna did a rotation at Mars Hill Medical Center during her training and so enjoyed caring for Madison County patients she joined us as a full-time staff member once her training was complete.  She and her husband John have two daughters and live in Asheville.

Kylie Franklin, MSN, FNP-BC

Kylie Franklin, MSN, FNP-BC

Kylie Franklin received her Associate Degree in Nursing from AB-Tech in Asheville, NC in 2003. She continued on to Lee’s McRae College in Banner Elk, NC, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May of 2008. In December 2008, Kylie received her Master of Science in Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner Focus from East Tennessee State University.

She has been with Hot Springs Health Program since December 2009. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Kylie is a native of Madison County and is involved in various community activities such as teaching Sunday school and playing the piano in her church and participating in local annual health fairs.

Rachel Hoffman, PA-C

Rachel Hoffman, PA-C

Rachel Hoffman is a native of Madison County and currently lives in Mars Hill with her husband, Lee and their two children. She worked as a physician assistant for five years after graduating from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1987. She then chose to work in other fields while her children were young. In 2005, she returned to practicing medicine as a physician assistant in Asheville, NC until joining the Hot Springs Health Program Staff in May of 2009. Rachel’s personal interests include gardening, sports, and her family. She finds serving the citizens of Madison County especially rewarding.

Ben Stepp, MD

Ben Stepp, MD

Dr. Stepp is a graduate of North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  He is happy to be working with the patients of Madison County and surrounding areas.

Katie Lillethun, FNP

Katie Lillethun, FNP

Katie Lillethun graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.  She joined Hot Springs Health Program in 2012. Before pursuing her medical career, she obtained a  Bachelor or Arts degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in English and Film. Katie grew up in Kentucky and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

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