Dr. Grace Evins
Growing up in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the small town of Oxford, Grace loved spending time outdoors and playing sports. So it was no surprise that she attended college at the beautiful campus of UNC Chapel Hill and remained there for medical school. Dr. Evins fell in love with the mountains of Western North Carolina when she did a rotation her fourth year of medical school in Asheville. So she chose to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at MAHEC. In private practice since 1999, Dr. Evins was certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2002.
Grace enjoys listening and sharing her knowledge and her experience; thus she has generated a special connection with her many patients over those years. With her recent change in practice location she hopes to focus more on holistic and preventative care encompassing nutrition and supplements, fitness, and individualized hormone evaluation and therapy. She also plans to build on her long time interest in Integrative therapies.
Dr Evins professional societies include fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, member of the Buncombe County Medical Society, member of the North American Menopause Society, member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Always eager to spend time with her friends and family Grace has thoroughly enjoyed becoming a new mom. Her son Beck recently turned five years old. Beck joins her Alaskan Malamute Kenai as the second red head in the family. Grace enjoys running, cooking, gardening and photography in addition to just relaxing with her family. Occasionally she gets a book or two in – usually while running.
Megan Larsen, NP
After several years of movement, both inwardly and outwardly, Megan is ready to put down roots in Asheville, excited to soak up as much nature as she can in the mountains. After graduating from University of Delaware, she worked as a registered nurse for fourteen years, ten of which were on an antepartum, postpartum, labor, and delivery unit. She acquired her Masters degree at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently practiced as a women’s health nurse practitioner for sixteen years in a variety of health clinics in Delaware and in Pennsylvania. Passionate about her work, Megan is committed to practicing from a holistic mindset, honoring each individual as a unique being, and partnering with each person to reach individual health goals. She is on a path to become certified as an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse. Through her professional memberships in Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and in American Holistic Nurses Association, she has remained informed and inspired.
Her yearning for a deeper connection to the earth awakened after spending several weeks in Mexico in 2012, which included studying traditional Mexican medicine practices and discovering ways of healing from a significant personal loss. For the past three years, life and relationship brought the opportunity to embrace living between Spain, where she became fairly fluent in Spanish, and the states, where she continued working as a nurse practitioner. During this enriching time, she traveled to many countries, including Nepal, Belgium, England, and Poland, did a yoga teacher training in Spain, and completed a two-year program through the University of Arizona’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship, which resulted in a dramatic change in nutritional understanding, diet, and eating habits, as well as overall health.
A few of Megan’s favorite things are: connecting deeply with people – empowering and being empowered by others; spending time with her husband; connecting with her two adult sons, her daughter-in-law, and friends; the endorphin high during a good run; the exquisitely peaceful feeling of being still and quiet in the woods; the variety of tastes and textures and goodness of whole foods; and gleaning the benefits of holistic practices, such as yoga, meditation, massage, and visualization.
Erin Elliott, BSN
Erin has been a nurse for 18 years. After completing her BSN in 1999 at Florida State University (Go Noles!), she served in the United States Navy for 9 years as a Navy nurse. During her time in the Navy, Erin worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. It was during this time Erin first worked as a clinic manager and found she loved helping people become their own health care advocates.
After the Navy, Erin settled in Norfolk, VA. She worked as a school nurse and then as an inpatient pediatric nurse. Extended family and a long love of the mountains of western North Carolina eventually pulled Erin and her family to Asheville in 2014.
The dynamic world of health care and a desire to help people navigate the system prompted Erin to pursue her Masters in Nursing Administration. She began a program with Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2015 and will graduate in May 2017. Erin decided to reenter the workforce as her graduate program wrapped up. Seeing the individualized attention and dedication to patients at Dr. Evins’ practice, she is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the team.
Erin lives in north Asheville with her husband, two daughters, and their dog Charlie. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.