French Broad Pediatrics
Asheville pediatrician, Dr. John Templeton has teamed up with Dr. Lauren Keely Carlisle, and Dr. Nicki Groves. Together, our team is proud to provide nurturing pediatric care to children and families from all over Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County. We pride ourselves on being a thorough and complete medical home.
There is something special about a small mountain town where the pace is slow. Hot Springs has many rental cabins and other accommodations where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from a porch, soak in a hot mineral tub, relish the quiet or experience a relaxing massage. Being natives of the Western North Carolina mountains, the members of our practice have a special affinity for the rural life that so many locals and tourists come to enjoy in towns like it. But the history of this beautiful town goes back far further than even our roots. It has been a popular resort destination since the early 1800’s. It has long been renowned for its healing mineral springs and scenic mountain setting. Native Americans were the first to discover the 100-plus degree mineral water from which the Town gets its name. Hundreds of years ago, natives often held spiritual ceremonies about five miles down the French Broad River at Paint Rock where some of North Carolina’s best known examples of an American Indian pictograph can still be seen today.
This beautiful gem in the Western North Carolina mountains— just 20 minutes from Asheville — is home to over 55,000 acres of National Forest providing a majestic backdrop to the world’s third oldest river— the mighty French Broad. The timeless tradition of world renouned musical history will accompany you as you share the majesty of nature and the rural abundance of the small town heritage. Madison County is well known for offering outdoor sports for all enthusiasts whether a rafting trip suits your fancy, a cycling adventure along our country roads or a good horseback ride. If you're in the mood for some old fashioned mountain loafing, experience the natural hot springs, one of only two east of the Mississippi. Life in Madison County is the way life should be…easy living with a song in the air.
Weaverville and the Reems Creek Valley have been a popular destination to visit and reside since pioneers began settling in what was still Cherokee territory in the 1700s. The natural beauty of the town, the healthful climate and its proximity to Asheville’s urban attractions have made it the perfect small town for many families. Many services are available within the town limits, from professional banking, financial, and legal services to massage, acupuncture, counseling, and salon treatments, as well as custom milling of fiber for cloth. The town also plays the proud host to many notable events including the juried art and crafts festival, Art in Autumn, as well as the holiday Candle Light Stroll.
Nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Mars Hill is a wonderful place to live, work, shop, learn, and enjoy a leisurely pace and quality of life. Residents and visitors enjoy easy access to mountain sports and family activities as well as to the cosmopolitan city of Asheville, a short 20 mile drive South on I-26. The town is also convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and many national and state parks and recreation areas. On a clear day, Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak East of the Mississippi, is visible from town. Skiing, hiking, cycling, horseback riding and whitewater rafting are among the many easily accessible outdoor activities. The residents of this gorgeous township are proud, independent, and hard working and they strive to see their community remain a good place to raise a family, work and enjoy life. Many residents maintain the rural character and scenic beauty of the community, while at the same time, managing growth responsibly in order to sustain and enhance economic opportunities.