Welcome is a team of practitioners and staff who respect your health and healthcare choices. We love what we do and can't wait to meet you.
Dr. Karen Hartman, DC
Chiropractor Dr. Karen Hartman has had the pleasure and privilege of serving her mountain community for over 25 years. Her love of being with people inspired her to be a chiropractor in 1982 and her love of the mountain lifestyle brought her to the Asheville area in 1987. Dr. Karen has created a diverse practice, welcoming people of all ages, from birth to old age, and all cultures, abilities, and lifestyles. Her chiropractic techniques are diverse as well. She practices chiropractic techniques from manual adjustments to drop table and arthrostim as well as incorporating massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture. Her thoughtful, individualized concern and care of people has made her a fixture in the natural health community, and she was voted #2 chiropractor in Asheville in the 2013 Best of WNC X-Awards by Mountain Xpress. Dr. Karen says she has the greatest job in the world; she hangs out with people she likes all day and helps them get well.
Richard Koerber, LAc
Richard’s growing interest in Chinese Medicine inspired him to enroll and complete a Master’s degree specializing in Five Element Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute’s class of 1981 (Columbia, MD).
Richard then pursued two advanced graduate degrees from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Leamington, England, studying directly with renowned acupuncturist Dr. J.R. Worsley over a six year period.
He also received his Certificate in Chinese Herbology from the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, of New York, in 1985.
Over the past 10 years, Richard has had the very good fortune to extensively study Classical Chinese Medicine and work with internationally renowned Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen.
Richard established Acupuncture practices in Brattleboro, Vermont and Halifax, Nova Scotia before settling in Asheville, NC for the past 22 years. He has served as President of the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and was appointed and served as a Board Member for the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing board from 1995-2001. He has served on the Advisory Board of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts for the past 10 years.
A primary thrust of Richard’s therapeutic outlook is to encourage, through kindness and humor, the healthiest and most complete expression ofhuman existence possible for each unique patient.
Dr. Corey Walton, DC
Dr. Corey Walton grew up in a small rural town in upstate New York, where he helped his grandparents run their dairy farm. Dr. Corey completed his undergraduate degree in clinical science from Keuka College in 2011. From there he obtained his chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 2013. Dr. Corey moved to Asheville shortly after graduation and began working with Dr. John Faherty until Dr. John’s retirement in the spring of 2017. In the spring of 2016 Dr. Corey had the pleasure of joining the wonderful practitioners and staff at Welcome Wellness. Since arriving at the office Dr. Corey has embraced the culture of treating patients like family. Under the amazing guidance of Dr. John and Dr. Karen, Dr. Corey has become proficient in a variety of techniques including diversified, flexion distraction, drop, toggle, arthrostim and extremity adjusting.
Dr. Corey’s passion is spending quality time with his partner Amanda and two dogs Roscoe and Riley. In his free time he also enjoys technology and experiencing live music. These among many other reasons are why he loves Asheville. Dr. Corey is extremely happy and enthusiastic about joining the wonderful family at Welcome Wellness.