Physician Assistants

Marian Peters, PhD, PA-C

Marian Peters, PhD, PA-C PhD, MPAS, PA-C


Marian Peters, PA-C, graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2005. She founded the Community Care Clinic in Boone in 2006 and served as Clinic Director from 2009 - 2017. Before embarking on a medical career, Marian taught physics at Appalachian State University. She is also co-founder of Partnership Uganda, a non-profit organization providing educational and economic development opportunities for women and children in rural Uganda.

Marian specializes in adult and family medicine and chronic disease care, including diabetes, hypertension, and Hepatitis C. She also has extensive experience in managing medications for mental health. She is delighted to be working with Ashe Family Healthcare and looks forward to meeting both new and continuing patients.

Banner Elk

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Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith MPAS, PA-C


New to Ashe Family Healthcare in September 2015, Michael is a Family Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) and has more than thirty years of medical experience. Michael retired from the United States Air Force in 2008 after serving nearly twenty-five years as an enlisted man and then as an officer.

Through military service, Michael traveled to many places and attended many colleges and universities – always in pursuit of higher education. He holds two bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska College and has advanced training in family medicine.

Michael is a skilled minor surgeon: removing moles, lumps & bumps, repairing lacerations (big and small); reducing dislocated shoulders, fingers and toes; injecting shoulders, elbows, knees and trigger points; and is especially qualified to care for nearly all your health concerns from rashes to acne, high blood pressure to diabetes, teething babies to post partum depression, allergies to asthma, and from physicals to preventative exams & screenings.

West Jefferson

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