It has been many months since my last website blog post, which I can only blame on a very busy Spring and Summer, but as they say, better late than never. In this post I am very excited to share some news and updates with all of our patients.

First of all, Our Family Doctor has again been recognized as the best primary care practice in Asheville in the Mountain Express “Best of” poll. Thank you to our patients for your support. As stated last year, we pledge to work hard as a practice to ensure that we are worthy of this title. And as if that wasn’t enough recognition, this year three of our four doctors swept the “top doctor” category in the same poll. Congratulations to Dr. Polansky, Dr. Weizman and Dr. Schwab for nabbing the 1, 2 and 3 spots of that poll. We are very humbled by your support.

2014 has been a year of weddings at Our Family Doctor. Clinical Supervisor Laura Hawkins, Physician Andrea Preston and Medical Assistant Briana Bushelli all recently tied the knot. We enthusiastically welcome their husbands into the OFD family. Our practice is blessed to have these wonderful women as part of our practice and couldn’t be happier for them.

But wait, there is more exciting news at OFD to share. Dr. Kim Wilson, DO will be joining our practice in October of this year. Kim recently completed her medical residency in Virginia and is very excited to join the OFD family. In addition to sharing our medical philosophy for providing compassionate, individualized and open-minded primary care, Kim will bring a host of physical medicine techniques to our practice taking advantage of her Osteopathic training. Once Kim arrives in October she will be open to new patients so please help us promote Kim to your friends and family in the community. We hope to have her bio on our website in the coming weeks.

We’ve also had some staffing changes recently at Our Family Doctor. In case you have not had a chance to meet her yet, Amanda K. joined our clinical team several months back and has integrated wonderfully as Dr. Weizman’s medical assistant. Recently we said good-bye to Dr. Polansky’s energetic Medical Assistant Megan who left to pursue a long sought after position as a paramedic which she had trained for. We also recently said good-bye to medical receptionists Jackie and Amanda M, as well as Medical Records coordinator Jessica as they all have moved on to pursue other opportunities in the community. But fret not, we have found wonderful replacements for all of these folks. When next visiting with us at OFD, please help us welcome our newest employees: Robyn (medical assistant), Lynn (medical receptionist), Wanda (medical receptionist), and Melissa (medical records coordinator).

Finally, we would like to announce that we have expanded the functionality of our free and secure Patient Portal. Registered patients are now able to e-message with their personal physicians free of charge replacing the now retired OFD Connect program. If you are not yet signed up for our patient portal, please do so via our website.
That’s it for now. We hope that you enjoy the remainder of the summer. Your friends from Our Family Doctor look forward to seeing you next time you are in the office.

Michael Weizman, MD