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Jefferson Specialty Clinic Provides Cardiology and Oncology Services to Ashe County Residents

Dec. 5, 2012. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is pleased to announce the opening of the Jefferson Specialty Clinic in Ashe County. Located at 257 Medical Park Drive in Jefferson, the Clinic, which shares office space with Western Carolina Eye Associates, will offer cardiology and oncology services. 

 “Dr. Gray has been traveling to Ashe county to see oncology patients for the past few years,” shared Robert Johnston, Business Manager, ARHS Hospital Based Centers. “The Jefferson Specialty Clinic provides an avenue for offering new services to more patients and reduces the travel time for our existing oncology and cardiology patients.”

 Providing cardiology services, cardiologist Dr. Peter Ashline and his staff will be available at the clinic on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Starting mid-January 2013, they will be available on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 Kim Denny, RN, the Clinic’s device director, has worked in the High Country for more than 10 years. Pam Greene, RN, has assisted Dr. Ashline for the past seven years.

The cardiology team will provide new, follow-up and EKG appointments, pacemaker and defibrillator clinics, and nurse follow-up appointments to check heart failure risk factors, blood pressure, weight and others as necessary.

 Oncology services, provided by oncologist Dr. Flint Gray and a registered nurse from Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, will be available at the clinic on Wednesdays from 9 am until 12 pm. The oncology team will provide new and follow-up appointments.

 “We are excited to bring these services to Ashe County,” added Johnston. “Our hope is that by making the office visits, device check-ups and nursing care for cardiology and oncology patients more convenient, we help make life better.”

 To learn more about The Cardiology Center of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, visit  www.apprhs.org/cardiology-center.  To schedule a Cardiology appointment in the Jefferson Specialty Clinic, call (828) 264-9664.

 To learn more about Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, visit www.apprhs.org/cancercenter. To schedule an Oncology appointment call 828-262-4342.