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.
Elizabeth Eve, LMT
Elizabeth has had the privilege of working with Dr. Karen Hartman and Richard Koerber, LAc, for 21 years as a massage therapist. She is looking forward to more time spent in our healing environment with our wonderful team as it grows.
Elizabeth’s massage style is her own, created out of education and years of experience. She honors the healing power of touch.
Dreya Sloan, LMBT
When musing on health, Dreya considers emotional, nutritional, psychological, spiritual, and physical facets of the whole. Her work is to become knowledgeable and proficient in all of these facets; to become a healer.
She is very excited to be here, beginning her journey with the wonderful people at Welcome Wellness. While at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga, she discovered that working as a massage therapist was her calling. She knows from experience how therapeutic massage can be, on more than one level, and finds it deeply rewarding to be able to offer this experience to others. Dedicated and diligent, she gives her full attention and energy to the task at hand. Dreya enjoys connecting with new people, as it offers a wide variety of new experiences and opportunities to learn, and she loves the idea that her path involves bringing people to a better place every day.
Dreya enjoys an environment filled with compassion, laughter and healing. This is exactly what she has found at Welcome Wellness and is proud to be a part of their family.
Camille Lindsey-Larrabee, LMBT
Camille has been interested in the healing arts for most of her life. She is thrilled to be working as part of a team of skilled healing professionals helping to bring health, wellness, and support to the Asheville community. She graduated from the Asheville School Of Massage And Yoga and is enthusiastic to continually expand her knowledge, understanding and skills.
Camille is a health nut who loves dancing, making herbal medicines and body care products, creating art, and preparing and enjoying healthful food.
Nancy Carter, LMBT