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Dr. Brian Asbill, MD

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Contributing guest author, Brian Asbill, MD earned his M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and proceeded with his Cardiology Fellowship there after completing his internship and residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville.  He is board-certified in  Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Lipidology and served as a cardiologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates (Asheville NC) 2001-2020, where he was Director of the Lipid Clinic.  He also was Medical Director of Preventative Cardiology for Mission Health Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), an intensive therapeutic lifestyle change program offered through Lifestyle Medicine Institute for the prevention, management, and reversal of vascular disease.  He also served on the Board of Directors for Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP).

Dr. Asbill is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is a professional member of the American College of Physicians and the North Carolina Medical Society.  His medical specialties include general cardiology, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and echocardiography, and he has advanced training in nuclear diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Asbill was the first registrant in the world for the inaugural board examination in Lifestyle Medicine, held in October 2017.  


Ruckus Health is currently offering individual consultations with dietitians and health coaches for people who are seeking to incorporate more healthy behaviors into their lives: a healthier, plant-based eating pattern, functional fitness, and stress management.  Focusing on just a few, simple goals allows us each to become our best selves and can have significant beneficial effects on our relationships.

Dr. Brian Asbill is seeing clients virtually who are interested in learning how to better manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease through a lifestyle-focused approach. 

Additionally, we are seeking self-insured and self-funded businesses that are interested in offering a lifestyle education program to employees to support these behaviors. Lifestyle education programs not only have been proven to help businesses save money on their health expenses and reduce absenteeism but also empower employees to bring their best selves to work, benefitting the company and community in so many ways. 

Together, we can transform our communities and our failing healthcare system and recapture the joy of simply being alive!  

Articles by Dr. Brian Asbill on EPB

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