SELF-SCHEDULING NOW AVAILABLE!!

Schedule your annual wellness appointment or
follow-up ADHD visit using our online scheduler.

If your child is sick, please call 828-254-4337and speak to a nurse.

*Most insurance plans require you to wait 365 days since the last well-child appointment.
If you self-schedule and the appointment is too soon, we will send you a follow-up text.

*If your child is turning 1 year old, 4 years old, or 11 years old,
please schedule after their birthday to ensure vaccines can be provided.

Today is Monday, January 30, 2023

We are currently scheduling same-day sick visits. The MAPA triage nurses are working hard to get to your call, please stay on the line and they will be with you as soon as possible.

Over the past several weeks we have experienced unusually high call volume. This is leading to longer than normal hold times, which we understand is challenging for you as a parent/caregiver. We block more than 60% of our daily allotment of appointment slots for same day sick visits and have been filling these much earlier in the day than we have ever done in the past. Therefore, sometimes we are out of appointments as early as 10:00 in the morning.

Once our schedule is completely full, we are still able to provide guidance and advice to best help you manage your child’s illness. We appreciate your understanding that if there are lengthy hold times or we are out of appointments, the nurses are doing the best they can to address all concerns as quickly as possible

In an effort to be as transparent as possible and keep you up to date with our availability of same day sick appointments, we will be updating this banner daily. By communicating this information, our goal is to be respectful of your time while still providing the support, recommendations, and clinical advice that you have come to rely on.

Flu shot clinic dates have been set!
Call to make an appointment!

Flu shot clinic dates have been set!
Call to make an appointment!

Today is Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The MAPA triage nurses are working hard to get to your call. We are currently scheduling same day sick appointments.

Over the past several weeks we have experienced unusually high call volume. This is leading to longer than normal hold times, which we understand is challenging for you as a parent/caregiver. We block more than 60% of our daily allotment of appointment slots for same day sick visits and have been filling these much earlier in the day than we have ever done in the past. Therefore, sometimes we are out of appointments as early as 10:00 in the morning.

Once our schedule is completely full, we are still able to provide guidance and advice to best help you manage your child’s illness. We appreciate your understanding that if there are lengthy hold times or we are out of appointments, the nurses are doing the best they can to address all concerns as quickly as possible

In an effort to be as transparent as possible and keep you up to date with our availability of same day sick appointments, we will be updating this banner daily. By communicating this information, our goal is to be respectful of your time while still providing the support, recommendations, and clinical advice that you have come to rely on.

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DR. Kiersten Derby

Dr. Derby and her family recently moved to Asheville from Kalamazoo, MI and are embracing all things Western North Carolina. Dr. Derby is a great addition to our already wonderful team of physicians and we are excited for you to meet her!

Dr. Derby was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in neuroscience at Brown University. After spending a year working in Hawaii studying cancer epidemiology, she returned to Atlanta for medical school. She received her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine, and also obtained a degree in Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health. She then completed her pediatric residency at the University of Washington, with a focus on community and global health.

Board-certified in pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Derby has practiced pediatrics in Washington and Michigan since 2016. She is thrilled to now put down roots in Asheville.  She joined Mountain Area Pediatrics in January 2022. Dr. Derby and her husband, Evan, have two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, stand up paddling and surfing, and vegetarian cooking.

You can schedule a well-patient appointment with Dr. Derby by CLICKING HERE or calling 828-253-7218. If your child is sick and you need to schedule a sick appointment, please call and speak to our nurse triage team at 828-254-4337 Opt. 2.

Let us introduce ourselves

Our Pediatric-specific medical staff at Mountain Area Pediatrics consists of six Board Certified Pediatricians. Additionally, our ancillary clinical staff of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Medical Assistants, and Phlebotomists, offer top-notch care with countless years of experience.

Our Pediatricians are on the admitting medical staff at Mission Hospital for newborns, and have close working relationships with the “big kid” inpatient pediatric hospitalists/intensivists. Whatever your pediatric needs may be, the staff at Mountain Area Pediatrics will assist you with compassion, professionalism, and expertise!

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From a Dream to a Reality

Mountain Area Pediatrics (MAPA) transitioned from being a dream to a reality when Dr. J. Bennett Bailey started the practice in 1980. Dr. Bailey (Dr. Ben as he is known by his patients and countless others who adore him) strived to provide personalized, thoughtful, compassionate care to his patients.

He always took time to listen. Many have said that “Dr. Ben is worth the wait because I know that when he is with my child, my child is the only thing in this world during the very special visit.” Since 1980, more than 60,000 children have passed through the doors of MAPA.

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OUR SERVICES

Appointment times are available daily for a variety of needs including Newborn Visits, Well Child Visits, Hospital Follow-ups, Behavior Consultations (including diagnosing and management of ADD/ADHD), Nutrition and Exercise Counseling, Asthma and Same Day Sick Visits.

We have a co-management agreement with a behavioral health facility and we can refer to outside behavior health professional if needed. Dental varnish is available at well child visits for our younger patients. MAPA is equipped with an onsite lab offering multiple diagnostic tests. As part of our advanced care team we have a group of telephone triage nurses, including RN’s and LPN’s, who are available to speak to you as about the health of your child.

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