About Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville

We believe that healthcare can be done differently. As Medical Doctors, we could see that the majority of illness in the United States is either preventable or treatable through more natural means. We knew this approach would be both empowering and affordable for patients. It would also be more sustainable for our economy and environment.
We faced the big question that frustrates many primary care doctors: How do we address the needs of the people we serve when conventional practice does not provide the time or resources to address the full scope of the problem? In facing this challenge, we asked, ‘How can this be done differently?’…
We knew that we needed to address the whole person, family, and community by teaching the skills that they needed to take better care of themselves.
The Integrative Life Membership is our solution. By applying the principles of simplicity, sustainability, quality, and collaboration, we are able to provide comprehensive services with an integrative approach for less than what most people are paying for their phone or cable bills.

MEET YOUR PROVIDERS

We are a team of Holistic, Integrative Practitioners who are dedicated to helping you lead a healthy, happy, integrated life.
Elizabeth Frost

Elizabeth Frost

PA-C

Liz grew up in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado and graduated with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. She found her way to North Carolina in 2007 landing first at Lake James and eventually moving to Asheville…Read More

Melissa King

Melissa King

PA-C

Melissa was born in Michigan, raised in Arkansas, and considers herself a down-to-earth southern girl with a mid-western twist.

She went to University of Central Arkansas where she earned a bachelors of science degree in Exercise Science and minor in Nutrition. After graduating, ….Read More

Chad Krisel

Chad Krisel

MD

Chad grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He attained an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in environmental science, with minors in religious studies and natural resource ethics. Seeking to combine this education with his passion for serving others. Read More

Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis

MD MPH

Brian was born in Greensboro, North Carolina and pursued his undergraduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. He majored in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. After his science curriculum was complete, he focused the last two years of undergraduate on psychology…Read More

Veena Somani

Veena Somani

MD

Veena was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Taft, a New England boarding school, she graduated with Honors in Eastern Religions from Vassar College. The following year she lived in Boston, MA and worked at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in breast cancer research….Read More

Katherine Wilson

Katherine Wilson

MSHN

Katherine Wilson, MSHN and Nutrition Consultant, partners with people in making nutrition and lifestyle changes to achieve optimal wellness. Her focus is transitioning people to a whole food diet and… Read More

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Two traditionally trained MDs who left their practice to create a new, holistic vision of healthcare.

Founders

Chad Krisel, MD & Brian Lewis, MD MPH

Integrative Family Physicians

Drs. Krisel and Lewis both share the ideals of sustainability, holism, service, and personal cultivation. They met through advocacy work while in medical school, and later became close friends while completing the Family Medicine residency program in Asheville, NC.

In residency they began discussing solutions for health-care, community clinics, Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. They wanted to create a model clinic that would demonstrate a simple, transparent and integrative approach. They selected the best, evidence-based elements from conventional Western medicine and complimentary or traditional healing arts.

READ WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY…

The whole team sat in and what a team it was. I felt right at home and even shared some laughs during what should have been a stressful procedure. Couldn’t have asked for a better visit!

Anonymous

Verified Patient

I am a musician, Who had lost a significant portion of my hearing. Wren & Melissa gave me my hearing back!

Anonymous

Verified Patient

LOVE this group .. everyone is so friendly and concerned and organized. Dr. Brian positively exudes care and concern and an optimistic holistic approach. I believe this may be exactly what I have been looking for in health care ? ( Dana)

Dana

Verified Patient

All staff I met were kind, helpful & professional. Dr. Somani was focused & spent even more time with me than I was expecting. She listened & offered constructive possible next steps. I liked the unrushed atmosphere & the different approach. Thank you!

Margaret

Verified Patient