AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine Welcomes New Physician Assistant

N.C., AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine Welcomes New Physician Assistant

Hendersonville, NC (September 18, 2019) — AdventHealth Hendersonville is excited to announce that Cassidy Ford, PA-C is now part of our care team at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Black Mountain*, formerly known as Parkway Medical Group Black Mountain.

Ford earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in biology/chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advance Life Support.

Ford is a familiar face to many of the people receiving care at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Black Mountain. She was a medical assistant with Robert Barker, MD at this office for three years, prior to becoming a certified Physician Assistant. In her new role, Ford will join Dr. Barker and Wes Hite, DO to provide whole-person care – mind, body and spirit to the people of Black Mountain and nearby communities.

“I was born and raised in Western North Carolina. As a result, I have come to appreciate both the needs of the community and its outlook towards health care,” said Ford. “I have always searched for a way to return to my home and address such needs. Now as a health care provider and with AdventHealth’s help, I will be able to do so to the best of my abilities.”

“Cassidy has shown her dedication to the people of our community through her time assisting Dr. Barker in the care of patients. We couldn’t be happier to have her back with us in her new role,” said Christy Sneller, AdventHealth Hendersonville Vice President of Physician Services. “She has a true desire to not only meet the physical needs of her patients, but also to connect with them in all aspects of their wellness, including their mind, body and spirit.”

Ford is welcoming new patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Black Mountain, located at 15 Jane Jacobs Road, Suite 101, Black Mountain, NC. She will also be offering Walk-in Appointments from 7:30 to 9:30 am every Tuesday and Thursday. These appointments will be offered as walk-in, first come basis.

To schedule an appointment with Cassidy Ford, PA-C, please call our Patient Resource Team at Call855-774-LIFE (5433).

*A hospital department of AdventHealth Hendersonville

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, not-for-profit 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 Spine 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 and the 2019 Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier, Inc.

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 or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).