• Mountain Medical Arts PLLC

    We offer evidence-based allopathic, osteopathic and integrative medical approaches to deliver comprehensive health care for patients of all ages from birth through life and into the dying process.

  • Aesthetic Treatment

    Your appearance affects your well-being and the way you feel about yourself. We now offer expert, customized aesthetic services, including full skin examinations and state-of-the-art laser treatments.

  • Healthy Aging

    Your health needs change as you age, and working with a compassionate team of medical professionals who consider your overall wellness can help you maintain your health through the years.

  • Hospice And Palliative Care

    Our doctors are board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Care.  That makes us experts at symptom management, which you can benefit from in ALL stages of life.

  • Nutritional Consultation

    Nutrition is critical to your health and wellness. The food you eat fuels your body, providing the energy needed for every function from cell repair to running upstairs, but many people rely on unhealthy, processed convenience foods that are devoid of nutritional value.

  • Advance Care Planning

    You can plan for your future at any point during your life to ensure that your personal values and wishes are understood and documented in the case that you’re unable to speak for yourself due to a medical crisis.

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Re: Coronavirus Office Policy Safety and Treatment Suggestions

This is a rapidly evolving situation. For now, our intention is to have the office open as usual for well visits and follow up visits. However, we honor any patient’s desire to reschedule their regular appointments to a later date.

Our intention for sick visits is more complex. We do not want to bring illness into the office and yet we do not want to turn away people with illness – including, but not limited to coronavirus. Our request is that you call for an appointment if you have fever and cold-like symptoms and feel you should be seen. We will make efforts to see you in your car in the parking lot, so as to minimize illness in the office. This is especially important for children. We want to care for kids, and we recognize that they may not be able to refrain from touching many surfaces while inside. Please give us the chance to see your child in the car or on the porch. We also may be able to do some appointments via phone, FaceTime or Skype.

We are tripling our efforts at sterilizing the doorknobs, chairs, equipment, surfaces, etc. in the office. We ask your help as well to help us keep the office safe in this uncertain time. In short, help us please by keeping fevers, sneezing, coughs, and mucous outside the building.

Here’s what you should know and consider:

Corona Virus – 19, CV19, COVID-19 What do you need to know?

The goal of the CDC is now to slow the rate of infection so that our elderly and people with lung disease don’t overwhelm ICUs and our hospitals’ ability to offer services to that population if needed.

There are standard precautions we should all follow: keep well rested, eat healthy food, stay out of crowds, wash your hands, face and surfaces regularly, use saline to clean your nose, don’t share drinks, food, utensils towels etc. Choose less busy times to visit the grocery store, clean well after including washing clothes. Don’t attend church or meetings if you have had a potential exposure.

This corona RNA virus causes an inflammatory lung reaction that can be especially dangerous to those with a history of lung disease. In this population I recommend starting a supplement with quercetin and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) now. If any lung symptoms develop, call your doctor. Consider nebulized N-acetylcysteine or prescription Mucomyst to improve lung immunity in addition to any antibiotics for bacterial infection or inhalers that may be recommended. In the healthy population this virus is most likely to present like a bad cold, with fevers up to 104, alleviated by Tylenol and ibuprofen, staying well hydrated, and the supplements listed later on the page.

The virus enters the nose or mouth through contact and air droplets.

Wash hands and face whenever in public, irrigate nose with saline or colloidal silver spray 50 ppm. To do this effectively, spray up the nose and into the posterior pharynx by inhaling to the back of the throat, then swallow or spit out – this washes viruses and pollens out, to keep the initial entry point healthy and free of disease or inflammation. You can sterilize and refill bottles with colloidal silver 10-100 ppm or saline (1/8 teaspoon non-iodized salt per cup of sterilized or distilled water), you can also mix 2 grams NAC (available at Burnsville Health and Nutrition or through our Fullscripts account) in 10ml to improve the nasal mucosa immunity.

If you have been in a public situation where there may be people who have traveled and been exposed to the virus:

Quarantine yourself

Even without symptoms if you can. This virus has a 14 day incubation period before symptoms develop. Consider this an opportunity to pray, contemplate, start a creative practice, do self-care, consider new health and wellness goals, read, work from home, write letters etc. Don’t share dishes, towels, bedding. Wipe down touch surfaces like doorknobs, keyboards, counters, toilets and phones. Includes caution with pet contact, it is possible they can get this virus. This also includes going to the doctor – call your doctor to make sure you do not need to be seen, ask their protocol for seeing people at risk, but DO NOT expose medical personal or patients in an office or hospital if you have symptoms or are at risk. If you cannot quarantine yourself, do not touch or hug people or touch surfaces.

There are a limited number of test swabs available to confirm this diagnosis, all institutions performing testing have a strict protocol to follow.

DO NOT expect you will be able to get this test, anywhere, it must be reserved for very ill people or known contacts of infected patients for the foreseeable future.

EVERYONE

Take care of your immune system:

  1. Make sure you are sleeping well
  2. Get daily exercise and/or joyful movement
  3. Surround yourself with a loving community who supports you. Stress impairs your immune system
  4. Eat a whole food diet with lots of plants. Avoid flour, sugar, preservatives, fast food, soda etc.
  5. Drink 3 L or 60-80 ounces of clean water, herbal teas, and diluted antioxidant juices a day to keep hydrated.
  6. Have a regular spiritual or creative practice.
  7. Use the standard hygiene precautions above.

Our best herbal recommendations to prevent and treat coronavirus are quercetin and epigallocatechin gallate which are found in green tea, and numerous supplements, so you may want to have these on hand: Sinuplex, Aller-C or AllerDHQ blends. These are also excellent for allergies. Elderberry (or Gaia respiratory defense) decreases viral load of other viruses so can use to prevent other infections, but if you think you actually have coronavirus stop this as it can increase the cytokine storm of this disease and cause secondary inflammatory. Flax seed – grind into cereals, stirfries, healthy oils (avocado, olive, seed and nut oils), ideal bowel health which may require addition of pre and probiotics with fiber (Pure Lean fiber and probiotic powder and maybe biotagen). Consider MYCOSHIELD throat spray as antiviral when in public. Consider also making an apple cider vinegar tincture with any of these and putting a tsp daily in water or on salads: citrus peel (orange, lemon), oregano, garlic, ginger.

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Mountain Medical Arts PLLC

Mountain Medical Arts was started in the mountains of Western North Carolina by Kelly Rothe, DO in 2003 with the help of a National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment Program. She was joined by her husband Jeff Polgar, MD after he completed his NHSC obligation at Blue Ridge Medical Center. Since then they have grown and changed this family-based practice according to the needs of Yancey County, their community and home. Both doctors are board-certified in Family Practice, and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr Rothe also passed the Integrative Medicine Boards. Both keep up with the latest research in standard practices and novel approaches to health, wellness and dis-ease. 

They were joined by Jonathan Polgar PA-C in September 2018, Dr Polgar’s brother, who shares their practice acumen and style. 

Marilyn Robinson remains their vital office manager. Savannah Baker CMA, Lisa Flynn RN and Lisa Banks MA expertly navigate many roles including nursing, medical assistant, front office, phlebotomy, phones, scheduling, prior authorizations and more, with grace and competence. We all value listening and create a team approach to optimal health for our patients.  

 

Mountain Medical Arts PLLC

Mountain Medical Arts was started in the mountains of Western North Carolina by Kelly Rothe, DO in 2003 with the help of a National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment Program. She was joined by her husband Jeff Polgar, MD after he completed his NHSC obligation at Blue Ridge Medical Center. Since then they have grown and changed this family-based practice according to the needs of Yancey County, their community and home. Both doctors are board-certified in Family Practice, and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr Rothe also passed the Integrative Medicine Boards. Both keep up with the latest research in standard practices and novel approaches to health, wellness and dis-ease. 

They were joined by Jonathan Polgar PA-C in September 2018, Dr Polgar’s brother, who shares their practice acumen and style. 

Marilyn Robinson remains their vital office manager. Savannah Baker CMA, Lisa Flynn RN and Lisa Banks MA expertly navigate many roles including nursing, medical assistant, front office, phlebotomy, phones, scheduling, prior authorizations and more, with grace and competence. We all value listening and create a team approach to optimal health for our patients.  

 

Mountain Medical Arts PLLC Aesthetics and Wellness
Mountain Medical Arts PLLC Aesthetics and Wellness

We’re now offering an Aesthetics & Wellness Center

Our practice style synthesizes past and present wellness, disease management, lifestyle, nutrition, family history and behavioral health to help us create the best assessment and treatment plan for our patients.

In addition to being a family practice, we have expanded our services in two directions.

We have welcomed two life-coach-style practitioners into our medical home, Jennifer Dorfield and Kathy Egan. We have also expanded to coordinate care with other local healing resources.

Mountain Medical Arts now offers a multitude of cutting-edge aesthetic treatments using Cynosure® laser equipment, including Icon® and TempSure™. Patients can reduce signs of aging, decrease cellulite, and even enjoy laser hair treatments. The team at Mountain Medical Arts also offers a comprehensive array of dermatology services, including skin exams, lesion removal, and biopsies.We offer a variety of compounded hormones or facial creams to help augment our treatments through www.ashevillerx.com and www.womensinternational.com (We frequently use other compounding pharmacies depending where our patients live, with the goal of supporting their own local community businesses.)

Mountain Medical Arts welcomes new patients. Appointments are available by calling the practice at 828-263-6562.

Mountain Medical Arts Staff

Mountain Medical Arts uses the best evidence-based, allopathic, osteopathic and integrative medical approaches to deliver comprehensive health care for patients of all ages from birth through life and into the dying process.

Our practice has an in-house lab and can coordinate state-of-the-art skin, urine, salivary and blood testing including allergy/immunology, autoimmune, neuroendocrine, nutritional and toxicity panels for accurate diagnoses and treatment of myraid diseases and assessing wellness.

We also carry and can recommend a variety of nutritional supplements that have been tested for quality and efficacy in the potencies used in clinical trials.

Kelly Rothe, DO

Family Physician

Jeffrey Polgar, MD

Family Physician

Jonathan Polgar, PA-C

Physician Assistant