AdventHealth Medical Group’s Primary Care Behavioral Health Services Welcomes New Licensed Clinical Social Worker

N.C., Hendersonville, NC (September 5, 2019) — AdventHealth Medical Group’s Primary Care Behavioral Health Services welcomes Pauline “Poppy” Dyer, LISW-CP, LCSW. Dyer has more than two decades of experience in direct psychiatric care of patients ranging from children to senior adults. She has extensive training and experience in specialized behavioral health services for geriatric and medically-complex adult populations. She also has specialized training in care of chemically-dependent patients.

AdventHealth is excited to add Dyer to our Primary Care Behavioral Health Team, led by Kathryn Norfleet, MD. This group works in conjunction with our extensive Medical Group of Internal and Family Medicine physicians to meet the needs of patients who may be experiencing behavioral health concerns.

Dyer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology from the University of Florida, Gainesville. She completed her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health at Barry University School of Social Work in Miami Shores, Florida. Dyer is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

“I strive to treat my patients in a way that makes them feel as though they are my only patient, that they are special, and that there’s hope to the problems they’re having,” said Dyer. “I help patients develop a mindfulness of all aspects of their health care and educate them as to how their health in every area is connected to their overall wellness. I also ensure that I work with the other providers involved in their care so we can work together as a team to best approach patients’ health care.”

“AdventHealth has been pioneering the access to comprehensive behavioral health care for patients in our primary care settings across Western North Carolina for more than three years. In that time, we have seen a steady increase in the beneficial impact of this collaboration between a patient’s main health care provider and our behavioral health care teams. Dyer’s commitment to provide compassionate whole-person care to people experiencing mental health issues, makes her an excellent addition to our Primary Care Behavioral Health Services team,” said Christy Sneller, AdventHealth Hendersonville Vice President of Physician Services.

Dyer makes sure she finds ways to balance work and her personal life. She makes her family the primary focus of everything she does, enjoying time with her husband, twin sons and step-son. When asked what makes her “feel whole”, she responded, “I find it important to connect with and support my family and friends, to attend church with my family, to cook and eat healthy with my family, and to exercise regularly doing Pilates and cardio work.”

To learn more about AdventHealth Medical Group’s Primary Care Behavioral Health Services, visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).

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).