Directions to our Arden practice location:
2161 Hendersonville Road
Arden, NC 28704
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Dr. Balentine first fell in love with the mountains of Western North Carolina when she moved here in 2000 to play soccer for UNC-Asheville. After college, she attended medical school at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed her Residency in Family Medicine at SEAHEC, in her home town of Wilmington, NC. While she loves the Carolina Coast, the pull of the mountains brought her back to Asheville, and she joined the Family Health Centers in 2016. She enjoys caring for children and adults of all ages, and helping her patients find health through lifestyle changes as well as evidence-based medical practices. She sees patients at our Arden and Asheville locations.In her free time, she plays soccer and tennis, hikes, and hunts for the many waterfalls of WNC. Dr. Balentine is welcoming new patients at our Arden and Asheville offices.
Richard (Rick) Burris graduated from East Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina in 1985 and completed his residency at MAHEC in Asheville in 1988. Dr. Burris, who is a partner in the practice, has been with The Family Health Centers since 1999 and is located at our Arden office. Dr. Burris currently serves as IT Director.
Dr. Jason Cook joined The Family Health Centers in October 2014. A native of Eastaboga, Alabama, Dr. Cook graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Religion from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. He attended The University of Alabama School of Medicine, and went on to complete his residency with the Mountain Area Health Education (MAHEC) Family Medicine Program in Asheville. Dr. Cook is a National Merit Scholar and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Along with his wife and young son, Dr. Cook spends his free time enjoying the outdoors as well as Asheville's vibrant neighborhood locales. Dr. Cook is welcoming new headache consult patients at our Arden office.
Natalie Dorsey joined the practice in 2014. She earned her Physician Assistant-Certification (PA-C) from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA in 2011. Ms. Dorsey also holds Teaching and Child Development degrees from Appalachian State University. Natalie Dorsey is accepting patients at all practice locations.
Dr. Ingram earned a BA in Biology from UNC Asheville and a medical degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She completed her residency at MAHEC and is Board-certified in Family Medicine. Professional interests include dermatology, adolescent medicine, and women’s health. Dr. Ingram moved to Arden when she was ten years old and graduated from TC Roberson high school. She has been working in the Asheville area since 1998. Dr. Ingram and her husband, a native of Asheville, have three children. In her free time, she enjoys watching her children in sports and orchestra, hiking, baking, and having gatherings with friends. Dr. Ingram is welcoming patients, including newborns, children, adults, and geriatric patients, at our Arden office starting February 3, 2020.
Debra earned a BA in Women’s
Studies from San Francisco State
University, and a Master’s degree in
Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill
in 2012. She has more than 15 years
of experience including working
with breast cancer patients, those
experiencing grief as a Hospice
Bereavement Counselor, and with
medically complex patients and
their families at Mission Health. Her
current role is Behavioral Health
Specialist, providing support for
patients with depression. Debra
enjoys being an involved parent and
is an avid swimmer and bicyclist. Consulting with established patients at all offices
Dr. Lisa Choe Scott joined The Family Health Centers in 2013. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in zoology and a minor in Spanish. She went on to the University of South Florida School of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and completed her residency at MAHEC in Asheville. Dr. Scott is active in her church with her husband and four children. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, figure skating, playing music, singing and drawing. Dr. Scott's professional interests include contraceptive management, reproductive health, pediatrics and sports medicine. She is trilingual and can communicate with patients in English, Spanish or Korean. Dr. Scott is working at our Arden location.
Cindy A. Stephens achieved a Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Western Carolina University in 2016. The DNP is the highest practice-focused doctoral degree in the nursing profession. Nurses who achieve a DNP know how to apply evidenced-based medical practices to treat patients, especially those with chronic illnesses. Cindy earned her Masters of Science in nursing degree from East Tennessee State University, and achieved board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1998. Cindy also works with our doctors to provide team-based care to patients with Diabetes. Cindy is located at our Arden office.
Michael Stephens graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia in 1988, and completed his residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1991. Dr. Stephens is a partner in the corporation and has been with The Family Health Centers since 1994. He serves as our IT Director and is located at our Arden office.