Carol A. Long


Our MAPA physicians and staff wanted to let you know that, as of December 31, 2021, our dear Dr. Carol Long has officially retired! We are so happy for her (and also a little sad to see her go) as she enters this new season of life. She has assured us that she will have plenty of things to keep her busy, such as traveling around in “Harvey” the RV, spending lots of quality time with her daughter and visiting friends near and far. She loves each and every one of her patients and wants you to know that your child will always have a special place in her heart. We are so very grateful for the many years we have had with her at MAPA as she has served and cared for the children of our community.

With that said, we would like to welcome our newest physician, Dr. Kiersten Derby! As a former patient of Dr. Long, your child will now be transitioned to the primary care of Dr. Derby. She 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!

To schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Derby, please call our office at 828-254-4337. If your child is due for a well child checkup, our scheduler Rhonda will be reaching out to you in the near future.

Here at MAPA, it is our honor to provide the very best care for your child, and we hope that you will join us in welcoming Dr. Derby to the MAPA family!