Physicians

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Dustin Alderson Pediatrician

Dr. Dustin Alderson is one of the newest additions to our team at Hendersonville Pediatrics. Dr. Alderson graduated from Texas A&M where he completed his undergraduate degree. He then went on to complete his medical schooling at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and then completed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital. Dr Alderson has been a part of several medical trips around the world including Peru, Kenya and on the Texas-Mexico Border. Dr. Alderson enjoys being in the outdoors here in the mountains and taking advantage of our beautiful area. Alderson loves spending time in Pisgah National Forest with his wife Jenny where they mountain bike and hike regularly.


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Robert Duffey Pediatrician

Dr. Robert Duffey has been a practicing pediatrician in Western North Carolina since 2009. Originally from New York, he completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and earned his MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Duffey had the opportunity to travel abroad to Cuba and Ecuador, where he learned Spanish. After completing his residency in Pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, Dr. Duffey worked for 2 years in a Pediatric ER there before relocating with his wife to Hendersonville. He and his wife now have two sons and enjoy trips to the beach as a family whenever they have the time.  Dr. Duffey is fluent in Spanish.


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Ann Farash Pediatrician

Dr. Ann Farash joined us at Hendersonville Pediatrics after retiring from the United States Air Force where she served for 21 years. She retired as Flight Commander of Keesler Pediatrics, the second largest medical center in the Air Force. During her active duty she commanded over 100 personnel to assist in the damage and aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Active duty also led Dr. Farash to base assignments throughout Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Farash was instrumental in bringing the Reach Out and Read Program to the military in 2004 resulting in its use in hundreds of bases around the world. Dr. Farash joined Hendersonville Pediatrics in 2007 and brought the Reach Out and Read Program to our office in 2013. She is active locally in Pisgah Forest Rotary and international student exchange in Transylvania County while also traveling abroad for medical mission trips to the Philippines. Dr. Farash and her husband Paul Onnink, a retired Air Force Colonel, have two children. Ben Lucas a 2011 Brevard High School graduate that is attending medical school at USC Greenville and is a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF; and Carly Mathilde, a 2016 graduate of Brevard High that plans to begin her studies at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Cain Scholar.


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Derek Moss Pediatrician

Dr. Derek Moss, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Moss completed his residency at West Virginia University in Morganton, and stayed for another year as chief resident. Dr. Moss and his wife Claire grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and then moved closer to Hendersonville to be closer to their family. The Moss' have three children together and enjoy going skiing every winter and traveling with their family.


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Veresa Myers Pediatrician

Dr. Veresa T. Myers is a North Carolina native and joined the practice in 1997. She completed her medical degree from the University of Chapel Hill and completed her Pediatric Residency at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Her special interests include infant care and infectious diseases. She has been on several mission trips to South America and the Dominican Republic where she practices her Spanish. She is married to Kevin Myers who is also an advocate for children at Compassion International. She and her husband live with their son and daughter in Brevard. Her personal interests include hiking, traveling and playing the keyboard.


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Kristen Neil Pediatrician

Dr. Kristen Neil is one of the newest additions to our team at Hendersonville Pediatrics. She and her husband will both be working as physicians in our region, having recently relocated from Tennessee where Dr. Neil completed her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Neil graduated from Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University in Augusta. While completing her training in community pediatrics, Dr. Neil completed clinical research on causes of accelerated weight gain in infants and on ways of increasing breastfeeding success among patients. She looks forward to joining our community and experiencing all the joys of living and working in western North Carolina.


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Anne Smith Pediatrician

Dr. Anne Smith is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed her pediatrics residency training and was chief resident at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Her special interests in medicine include adolescent medicine and child development. She has learned some Spanish through her experience in D.C's Spanish speaking community. Dr. Smith has been with Hendersonville Pediatrics for 16 years. Her husband teaches world history and coaches baseball at Hendersonville High School. Dr. Smith enjoys running, hiking, cooking and traveling. The Smiths have two daughters and a son.


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Lauretta Stombaugh Pediatrician

Dr. Lauretta Stombaugh has been with Hendersonville Pediatrics for 6 years after completing her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. Dr. Stombaugh earned her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where she received her D.O degree. She specializes in Osteopathic Manipulation where she treats common illnesses like ear infections, headaches or muscle spasms by using traditional medicine along with musculoskeletal techniques. Dr. Stombaugh also practices the "Positive Discipline" approach to parenting and she shares these techniques with parents at her annual open discussion at Transylvania County Hospital. She also enjoys adolescent medicine. Dr. Stombaugh is married to her husband Jason who is an ER Doctor at Park Ridge. They enjoy family time and hiking with their four, young kids. Dr. Stombaugh enjoys frequenting antique stores and charcoal sketching in her free time. 


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Katherine Swain Pediatrician

Dr. Katherine Swain attended her medical schooling at Tulane University and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Colorado. She lived in New Orleans where she was a general Pediatrician for 5 years and then moved to North Carolina. Dr. Swain has volunteered working in children’s hospitals in Cambodia and now heads up our Reach Out and Read Program in our Hendersonville Office. Now Dr. Swain focuses on raising her 3 kids but still finds time too long distance run on the side.


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Ora Wells Pediatrician

Dr. Ora Wells has been with Hendersonville Pediatrics for over 30 years, specializing in ADHD, allergies and asthma management. Dr. Wells began his medical career at the University of Chapel Hill and went on to earn his Medical Degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He taught Pediatrics as an assistant clinical professor at Charlotte Memorial Hospital where he also completed his Residency. After teaching, Dr. Wells joined us here at Hendersonville Pediatrics where he has been practicing medicine ever since. Dr. Wells takes frequent medical trips to Haiti, where he volunteers through the Consider Haiti organization and also is an avid supporter of Young Life. Dr. Wells enjoys traveling with his wife to visit his kids and grandkids, playing the Bagpipes and riding his motorcycle. You may even see him driving around Brevard in his 1954 Chevy Pickup.


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Ron Buell Physician Assistant

Ron Buell PA-C, moved back to Transylvania county after he received his graduate degree as a Physician Assistant from Wake Forrest University. He attended Appalachian State University where he completed his Pre-Med Degree. Ron has been Board Certified nationally and has been practicing medicine for over 25 years. Ron joined us at Hendersonville Pediatrics in 1993 and specializes in Asthma Management. Ron enjoys riding horses and spending time outside hiking and camping. Ron also enjoys traveling with his wife and life coaching. Ron teaches leadership skills and mentors young men.