Press releaseFrom Mission Health:
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2013) – Mission My Care Plus in Candler is pleased to announce the addition of Jana Watts, MD. Dr. Watts is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She joins Mission My Care Plus in Candler after serving as the lead physician for the Mission Sports and Rehab Clinic since 2007.
“We are honored to have Dr. Watts join the team at Mission My Care Plus in Candler,” said Kristi Sink, MHA, Vice President of Ambulatory and Ancillary Services for Mission Health. “She will be a valuable asset to the community, bringing with her an emphasis and expertise in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.”
Dr. Watts earned her medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C. She completed her residency in family medicine at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, N.C. She is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. She also serves as a team physician for the University of North Carolina Asheville Bulldogs and the Warren Wilson College Owls.
“I am excited to be joining the excellent providers at Mission Health’s innovative Mission My Care Plus in Candler,” said Dr. Watts. “I am committed to providing easily accessible, high quality care to every patient and to truly making a difference to the Candler community of western North Carolina.” A North Carolina native, Dr. Watts has lived in Asheville for 13 years. She enjoys biking, practicing Pilates, attending local sporting events and spending time with her family.
Mission My Care Plus in Candler, located at 1388 Sand Hill Road, Candler, N.C. 28715, provides primary care services, imaging, physical therapy and a retail pharmacy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Watts, call 828-213-5335.
About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.
Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 730 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 9,500 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.