brenda m draper


After graduating sum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Draper obtained the distinct honor of being in the top ten percent of her medical class at Bowman Gray School of medicine of Wake Forest University Dr. Draper has been in private practice since 1992 and specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery, including facial rejuvenation and body contouring. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

She believes her field allows the blending of art and medicine and that healthy looks are a part of the total well-being for men and women of all ages. In addition, she is sensitive to the role that plastic surgery can play in attaining these goals, and in maintaining a positive outlook on life.

Dr. Draper also believes that good communication is the key to successfully attaining her patient’s goals. Currently, she frequently enjoys being a guest lecturer for educational programs addressing preventative health options.

Dr. Brenda McCain Draper  •  Asheville Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
10A Yorkshire Street Suite D  •  Asheville, NC 28803  •  828.277.5400

Mark L Moody


Dr. Mark L. Moody, M.D. Board certified in Spine and Cranial Surgery offers the pinnacle of care for the brain and spine. State-of-the-art care and expertise in finding the best possible treatment for your condition is their number one goal.

A native of St. Croix Falls, WI, Dr. Moody earned his medical degree in 1987 from Georgetown University Medical School (Washington, DC). After a transitional internship at University of Arizona Maricopa Medical Center, he remained in Phoenix to complete a four-year residency in orthopedic surgery. In 1992, Dr. Moody and his wife, moved to Asheville with their growing family so that he could complete a fellowship in spine surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Dr. David “Gus” Vickery, MD


Dr. Gus Vickery, M.D. This family medicine practice services families throughout Asheville and Western North Carolina, offering the highest quality of care and service to their patients. Friendly staff and a small practice size allow them to offer your family a highly personalized and convenient service.

Dr. Vickery is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Vickery is a board certified family physician and started Vickery Family Medicine, which is designated as a patient-centered medical home, in 2005. He is associated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Family Medicine, hosting medical students for their family medicine rotations. Dr. Vickery also participates in the Minority Mentoring program through the Mountain Area Health Education Center. He maintains privileges at Mission Memorial Hospital and is the Medical Director for the Biltmore Company. When not working, Dr. Vickery enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and exploring the outdoors.

Jan O-Hara of Hawk Ridge Therapeutic


Jan O’Hara is a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) with a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University, and have worked as a nurse practitioner for several private practices and hospitals in Tennessee, Colorado, and Asheville. She started teaching childbirth classes because she really enjoy educating people. As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, it’s my favorite part of the job. And I know that when it comes to pregnancy, labor, and delivery, new parents have a lot to learn!


Cynthia Libert, M.D. is a board certified family physician and diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She specializes in functional medicine for brain health, with an emphasis on mood disorders and the prevention of cognitive decline. Her passion is helping people transform their health and reach their full potential. Her goal is to identify the root cause of symptoms, and use the most gentle, natural solutions to bring the body back into balance. She takes a holistic, systems biology approach, utilizing the best of modern medical diagnostics and treatments, as well as natural remedies. She is a life-long learner and student of functional medicine, Scripture, neuroscience, medical herbalism, epigenetics and using food as medicine. Her areas of special interest include: optimizing mood and brain function, the gut microbiome, cardiometabolic health, detoxification, thyroid, adrenal and sex hormone balance. She sees patients in her private practice, Caring for the Body, PLLC in South Asheville and lives in Fletcher, NC with her husband and three daughters.

Cynthia Libert, M.D.
Functional Medicine for the Brain & Body

Caring for the Body, PLLC
1998 Hendersonville Rd, Suite 13
Asheville, NC 28803

Jennifer Armstrong


Jennifer’s lifelong interest in fitness, living a healthy lifestyle, and passion for helping others led me to the fitness industry over twenty years ago, teaching group exercise classes. Personal training followed two years later. She has  taught diverse classes and worked with clients in a variety of venues such as area YMCAs, fitness clubs, private homes, and private golf communities. As well as one-on-one personal training, she has conducted small group personal training classes of up to four participants, and guided new runners through her own beginner’s running clinic.

In July 2014 Jennifer reopened my business under the current name and resumed traveling to a variety of venues such as workplaces, private homes, private golf communities, and other locations for one-on-one and small group training. She opened my current studio in March 2016, but continue to travel to other venues on a limited basis. I am available for FREE educational presentations and Initial Consultations and fee-based workshops.

Dr Jay West


Dr. West is a native of Asheville who graduated from Asheville Christian Academy. He also graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship at Duke and his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. West then completed an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama with Drs. James Andrews, William Clancy, Lyle Cain, and Jeff Dugas. his additional training focused on the latest arthroscopic techniques for treatment of sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Since 2009, Dr. West has focused on arthroscopic and open reconstruction of the shoulder, which accounts for the majority of his 700 surgical cases annually. These include several hundred arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic labral repairs (stabilization), and arthroscopic biceps repair (tenodesis), which can be performed simultaneously. He also performs a large volume of shoulder replacement from shoulder resurfacing to reverse total replacement. Dr. West was the first surgeon in Western North Carolina to perform outpatient shoulder replacement at a surgery center. Since 2011, he only admits patients following shoulder replacement at their request.

As a sports medicine, specialist, Dr. West also performs arthroscopic treatment of knee meniscal tears, ACL tears, and elbow soft tissue injuries. He understands the importance of getting all patients back to their previous level of function, whether at work or play.

Though training, experience, and surgical skill are important, Dr. West enjoys focusing on his patients. The majority of people are helped with non-surgical interventions. If surgery is required, Dr. West utilizes one of the two surgery centers in Asheville and takes call for his patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He is committed to helping all of his patients reach their optimal outcome.