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to complete your check in process

All other visits please call 828-254-4337
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Well child visits come inside to the front desk
to complete your check in process

All other visits please call 828-254-4337
opt 0 when you arrive to check in.

When you arrive for your appointmentWhen you arrive for your appointment

Mountain Area Pediatrics is excited
to announce Dr. Kiersten Derby has
joined our practice and is accepting
new patients!

Welcome our new pediatrician,
Dr. Kiersten Derby!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DR. DERBYYou 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.

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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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