Coordination of Care

ASHLEY POKALLUS, PharmD, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist
Education:
  • Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Asheville, NC
    PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care and Academia
  • Mission Hospital and MAHEC, Asheville, NC
    PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in Ambulatory Care
  • University of Wyoming, School of Pharmacy
    Laramie, WY
    Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy
  • University of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY
    Pre-pharmacy
Dr. Pokallus grew up a part of a large family on a farm in Northern Wyoming. She moved to Laramie, Wyoming to attend the University of Wyoming. Here she met her husband, Logan, and obtained her PharmD. She loves people and desires to see them live well, achieve their goals, and prevent complications. She considers her self incredibly fortunate to have been able to continue her education in Asheville, North Carolina where pharmacists are able to practice at the top of their license through collaborative drug therapy agreements with physicians. She has been working to build clinical pharmacy services at North Buncombe Family Medicine (NBFM) since August 2016. She performs annual wellness visits and anticoagulation management; she is also able to help manage other chronic conditions. Ashley can help to identify alternative medications to help patients achieve better control, reduce side effects, and reduce costs. She loves the patients and staff at NBFM! She loves to spend time with her family and friends, read books, play games, adventure, and go out for dinner!

KAREN HOLCOMBE, CMA (AAMA)
Quality Improvement Supervisor / Care Coordinator
Education:
  • Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC
    Quality Improvement Fundamentals
  • South College
    Asheville, NC
    Degree: Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting
  • Blue Ridge Community College
    Certificate in Activity Director for the Health Care Facility
  • North Buncombe High School
    High School Diploma
  • Certificate of Nursing Assistant, CNA
Karen grew up in Barnardsville, NC and now lives in Weaverville with her husband Jody and four children. She has 20+ years experience in the health care industry. Currently, Karen works diligently on clinical quality measures to ensure patients are up to date on health maintenance issues such as mammography, bone density, colorectal cancer screening and many other clinical quality measures. She also manages telephone triage and care coordination with patients on a daily basis.


North Buncombe Family Medicine, P.A.
201 Flat Creek Village Drive  •  Weaverville NC 28787
Phone 828-645-8525  •  Fax 828-645-8935

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