AdventHealth Hendersonville Welcomes Geriatric Psychiatrist to Team of Providers

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville Welcomes Geriatric Psychiatrist to

Team of Providers

September 29, 2020; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.  – AdventHealth Hendersonville is thrilled to announce the addition of Gergana Dimitrova, MD, to its team of medical providers. Dr. Dimitrova is board-certified in general adult psychiatry and neurology and offers decades of clinical experience in her specialty with a personalized approach focused on long-term wholeness and health. She will provide care for patients in the AdventHealth Hendersonville Behavioral Health Unit.

Dr. Dimitrova joins AdventHealth after most recently serving at the Carolina Center for Behavioral Health in Greer, SC, as staff psychiatrist since 2008 and medical director since 2011. She says she is excited to join the AdventHealth team after connecting with the organization’s mission and the community.

“I appreciate the commitment of AdventHealth to continuously provide care for the Hendersonville community and as an integral part of its vibrancy,” says Dr. Dimitrova.

In addition to offering a clinical approach informed by 33 years of practice in the United States, Canada and Europe, Dr. Dimitrova takes a proactive approach to helping people connect with resources in the community for their needs. She has spent much of her career closely collaborating with community agencies to create programs supporting the housing and vocational needs of her patients.

“My belief is that when I genuinely help each individual person, that helps all of us as a community,” Dr. Dimitrova explains. “The essence of my practice is a very individualized personal presence for my patients and caring for them as a whole person.”

Dr. Dimitrova earned her medical degree at the Medical University of Varna in Bulgaria in 1985. She went on to complete a residency in psychiatry at Bulgaria Medical Academy and received fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Dimitrova continued her training with a residency in general adult psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore and a fellowship in adult psychoanalysis at the Baltimore-Washington Center for Psychoanalysis in Laurel, Md.

In her free time, Dr. Dimitrova enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, staying connected with her community and friends, meditation, yoga practice, art and playing piano. She is married and has three adult children – two of whom also work in health care – and two grandchildren.