Mountain Medical Arts uses 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.

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.

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.