Live Well WNC Welcomes Dr Elizabeth Garbarino

Live Well WNC Welcomes Dr Elizabeth Garbarino

Live Well in WNC is proud to announce the addition of Dr Elizabeth Garbarino to our clinical staff beginning April 24, 2019. Dr Garbarino has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology in Asheville since 2006 after completing her residency training at The Ohio State...
Rescheduling Update

Rescheduling Update

Cancellation / Rescheduling Appointment Policy Our goal at Live Well in WNC is to provide the highest quality services in a timely manner to our patients. In order to do so, we are implementing an appointment cancellation/rescheduling policy which will enable us to...

Mary Bartlett is Retiring!

I want to take a moment to recognize the retirement of Mary Bartlett who is a good friend and co-worker. I have had the pleasure of working with Mary since 2000 first at WNC Ob-Gyn and subsequently at my current practice until now. Mary, a Tennessee native, graduated...
Not Just Another Weight Loss Program!

Not Just Another Weight Loss Program!

Dr Anna Garrett and I will be offering a weight loss program (details listed elsewhere) this summer. It is an exciting time to be involved in such an endeavor in part because obesity has become so common with 40% of adults and 17% of teens suffering from it but also...
Sexual Health in 2017

Sexual Health in 2017

I think most people would agree sexual health is an important dimension of overall health. The World Association of Sexual Health’s Declaration of Sexual Rights states that sexual rights are grounded in universal human rights and that sexuality is a source of pleasure...
7 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Supplements

7 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Supplements

For years, researchers have proven that vitamin D plays a key role in the formation of healthy bodies. Adequate vitamin D intake is important for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, and is suggested to provide a...
OMG!!! Does Menopause Hell Ever END???

OMG!!! Does Menopause Hell Ever END???

So. Your official menopause date has passed. (That’s a year after your last period in case you were wondering). But Hilda Hot Flash and her evil stepsisters haven’t gotten the message. The fun rages on long after that date has come and gone. What’s up with that?? The...

Western NC Functional Medicine

Functional medicine revolves around a close relationship between both the patient and the medical practitioner with the goal of working out a medical treatment plan that focuses on and addresses the entirety of the patient’s body, organs, and functions as one....

Benefits of Estrogen Replacement for Women

Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone and is responsible for development and regulation of the female reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics. Women typically begin to experience estrogen deficiency immediately after a hysterectomy or removal of...