AdventHealth Medical Group Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner to Meet Growing Health Care Needs in South Buncombe County

N.C., AdventHealth Medical Group Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner to Meet Growing Health Care Needs in South Buncombe County

March 2, 2020, HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., – A commitment to connect people to the whole-person care they want, when and where they want it has AdventHealth Hendersonville expanding the care team at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Biltmore Park*. Nicole Drake, MSM, PA-C is now caring for patients at the office conveniently located in Biltmore Park.

Drake began providing patient care in 2006 and has experience in a variety of care settings ranging from family medicine to specialty care in Michigan and North Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University and went on to complete both her Master of Science in medicine and physician assistant certification at Western Michigan University.

Her most recent role has been as Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator at Wingate University’s Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

“We knew that Nicole would be a great addition to our care team because she has an incredible ability to help you feel comfortable with her,” said Christy Sneller, AdventHealth Hendersonville’s Vice President of Physician Services. “Along with her warm personality, she has a breadth of experience that includes direct patient care and, most recently, leading the physician assistant program at Wingate University.”

Drake is welcoming new patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Biltmore Park*. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call Call828-654-5012 or visit

*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 the overall Five-Star rating in Quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), seven 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).