AdventHealth Medical Group Dermatology Welcomes New Physician’s Assistant

Hendersonville, NC(June 10, 2019) — AdventHealth Medical Group Dermatology is excited to welcome Claudia Sotomayor, PA-C. She is looking forward to bringing her passion for connecting with patients on a whole-person level to her care role at AdventHealth. Sotomayor is welcoming new patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at South Asheville, a hospital department of AdventHealth Hendersonville. She will also be assisting AdventHealth board-certified dermatologist, Sarah Cash, MD at this location.

Sotomayor earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry from University of Tampa in 2008 and went on to obtain her Master of Clinical Medical Science in physician assistant studies in 2012 from Barry University College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Sotomayor has her Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and her North Carolina Physician Assistant Licensure. In addition, she will be serving AdventHealth Hendersonville as a bilingual care provider.

The core values that AdventHealth Hendersonville represents is what appealed to Sotomayor when she was considering this position. “Not only does this hospital take care of patients, they also take care of their employees,” says Sotomayor. “AdventHealth is recognized for providing quality patient care and outreach to the communities they serve. Working with an organization that allows me to listen and explore care options with my patients is crucial. I understand that the “one size fits all” approach to treatment does not work. I am dedicated to finding what is best for each patient that I care for.”

“We quickly realized, Claudia’s passion for people would make her a great addition to our dermatology care team,” said Christy Sneller, AdventHealth Hendersonville, VP of Physician Services. “She is bringing that crucial mix of medical knowledge and compassion that are at the heart of the AdventHealth promise to help the people we care for feel whole.”

When she is not caring for patients, Sotomayor enjoys playing with her standard poodle, Mancha, hiking with her husband, and exploring new ways to organize and declutter. When asked what makes her “feel whole” she shared, “Work-life balance, plenty of laughter, and finding passion in what I do.”

Sotomayor is welcoming new patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at South Asheville, located at 15 Skyland Inn Drive, Arden. To learn more about Sotomayor, visit AdventHealthNC.com or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433) to schedule an appointment.

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spinal Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning six consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey. AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit AdventHealthNC.com or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).