Mission Community Primary Care addition Dana Wadsworth, MD, Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the December issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers.

There’s something magical about the Plateau. It beckons the very best. Dana Wadsworth, MD, heard that call 15 years ago when she bought a cabin in Highlands. A decade and a half later she surrendered fulltime to Highlands’ beauty, serenity and a deep feeling of connectedness.

Dr. Wadsworth is the newest addition to the outstanding staff of the Mission Community Primary Care health team. She serves an adult population, focusing on three areas of expertise: preventative, acute and chronic care. Preventative care focuses on annual wellness checkups, healthy lifestyle, screenings, etc. If your situation is acute, Dr. Wadsworth is there to get you back on track. Chronic care looks at the longer term, with attention to heart monitoring, hypertension, diabetes, etc.

In addition to serving Highlands at Mission Community Primary Care, Dr. Wadsworth will attend patients in Franklin at Angel Primary Care.

Anthropology, liberal arts (poetry, literature and the visual arts), the outdoors (hiking, yoga and wildlife) and science (particularly microbiology and, of course, medicine) weave through Dr. Wadsworth’s background. This vast experience opens doors to many facets of a patient’s lifestyle and health. She said, “I approach people in an evidence-based medicine kind of way while taking into account the psycho-social-spiritual aspects of each individual. All things are interconnected and affect one’s health. I do my best to point patients toward the positive.”

Because she is already a part-time resident, she is a member of the Highlands/Franklin family. She said, “Coming from Atlanta I am ready for a smaller, slower paced lifestyle that will give me more time to focus on my patients and absorb the energy of mountains. Environment matters and sets the stage for interconnectedness, which I feel is the core of good care.”

Call Mission Primary Care Highlands at (828) 526-4346 to set up an appointment with Dr. Wadsworth. Let her be your preventative, acute and chronic care specialist for a lifetime of quality health.


For more information about Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, call (828) 526-1200 or visit hchospital.org.