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...

Improve Your Health With Local Herbs

One recent Wednesday afternoon I met with Sally Robinson, LAC at her acupuncture clinic, White Pine Acupuncture, to talk about herbs. I was fortunate to meet Sally about 8 years ago to network within the healthcare community in Asheville and have both gone to her as a...

Asheville BioIdentical Hormones – Video

Dr. Grace Evins talks with Dr. Fred Lowry about bioidentical hormone replacement and women’s health issues. Dr. Evins is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and focuses on total body wellness with her patients. Live well...

Retirement

I was going to write about how certain foods impact dementia risk. But my good friend and ever present work companion, Marilyn Treadway, retired today. Marilyn was my medical assistant (MA) for the past 17 years although the past 2 years she worked some at the front...