Whole Health - Charles George VA Medical Center - Asheville, NC
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Charles George VA Medical Center - Asheville, NC


Whole Health

About the Program 

It all starts with the question “What matters most to you in your life?” Answering this is the first step in a new model called Whole Health. There are four key parts to the Whole Health Model:

  • ME: The equation begins with you, the “Me” at the center. Your story is unique and your whole health begins with YOU. Starting here will help empower you to take charge of your health.
  • Self Care: Each of us has the power to impact our well-being, but we may not have the skills or support to make those changes. It starts with looking at all the dimensions of your whole health. Doing so can help one experience a deeper sense of meaning, peace, joy, or comfort.
  • Professional Care: Your health team is here to help with the prevention and treatment of disease and illness.
  • Community: Just as there is a “Me” at the center of the circle, there is a “We” that enfolds it. Your Community is however you define it and often includes where you live, work, and worship, as well as all the people and groups you connect with.

Whole Health is designed to help Veterans achieve and maintain their best health and well-being. Our department will empower you to begin developing your personalized health plan shaped around what matters to you most, equip you with the tools and support you need to proactively care for your health in our wellbeing programs, and treat you with complementary and integrative health modalities with licensed clinicians trained in developing healing relationships with their patients. 

The road to better health lies within you

Explore Your Whole Health

 Whole health is an approach to health care that empowers and enables you to take charge of your health care. It consists of a one time class. Call (828) 298-7911 Ext. 2107

MOVE- Get help losing weight.

 Move is a weight management, health promotion program designed to improve the lives of Veterans. Classes over several weeks will help Veterans reach their weight management goals. Contact Move Program Coordinator 828-298-7911 ext. 5513

Quit Tobacco- We can help.

 Quitting tobacco is the number one thing you can do to improve your health
but you don't have to do it alone.
Contact Anne Haviland at 828-298-7911 ext. 5056
Tobacco cessation for homeless Veterans, Kristie Roswech (828) 298-7911 ext. 5968

What are your health goals?

 The Taking Charge of My Life and Health Group is a mental health group that meets once a week for 10 weeks. Veterans are coached through setting goals related to their whole health and wellness. Contact Dr. Christine Cooper at 828-298-7911 ext. 4106 for more information.

Manage the Ringing in Your Ears

With proper assessment and treatment, your quality of life can get better and your tinnitus less bothersome. Contact Dr. Jenifer Beck at (828) 298 – 7911 ext 5254

Improve Your Diabetes

You have access to a team of experts from different disciplines to assist you in clarifying your health related goals regarding diabetes and partner with you to achieve them. Contact Dr. Beth Greck at (828) 298 – 7911 ext 5356



Dr. Elizabeth Lima
828-298-7911 Ext. 2107