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Robert Kline, MD
A native of South Carolina, Robert graduated Magna cum Laude from Portland's National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1977.
Two years later, he attended medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He was a member of the Alpha
Omega Alpha medical honor society and graduated Magna cum Laude. After completing a three-year residency in family practice at Mountain
Area Health Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina, he worked at Hot Springs Health Program in Madison County.
Jim Haaksma, MD
Dr. Jim Haaksma’s parents both grew up in Western Michigan, but during his childhood, Jim’s family lived in several Eastern states. He actually
attended elementary school in nearby Greenville, Tennessee. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from Earlham College in Indiana, where he
was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. After college, he volunteered as a teacher in Egypt for three years. Upon returning to the United
States, he completed medical school at UNC Chapel Hill. He moved to Asheville in 1996 to complete his residency in Family Medicine at MAHEC. While there,
he was elected Chief Resident by his peers, and during his final year he was named Outstanding Resident by the faculty.
Lauren Livingston, MD
Dr. Lauren Livingston grew up in Lexington, NC. She graduated from Davidson College and attended medical school at Duke University.
She completed residency in Family Medicine at MAHEC, and is board certified in Family Medicine. She has special interests in pediatrics
and obstetrics, but enjoys the full scope of family medicine and is accepting new maternity care patients. Read about her maternity care
Sharon Lechner, MD
Dr. Sharon Lechner grew up in Annapolis, MD and attended the University of Maryland for undergraduate and medical school. During these
educational years, mission trips to Romania, Kenya and Honduras developed in her a love for international medicine and travel.
Frankie grew up in rural Wisconsin. Her undergraduate degree in theology led to ten years of mission work in Germany. After that she completed
an undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences and graduated with a master's degree in the physician assistant program at Marquette University in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin in May 2000.
Erica Goyal, MD
Dr. Erica Goyal grew up in upstate New York in a family of doctors. Out of high school she had the privilege of attending an 8 year community medicine
and humanities program through Siena College - Albany Medical College in New York. She went on to finish her diverse family medicine training at Harbor UCLA
on the California coast where she learned to speak Spanish, and met her husband.