Remembering Our Founder Dr. Bruce Elliston

Dr. Elliston at practice 40th Anniversary Party

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of our founding Medical Doctor, Bruce Elliston, MD. (Pictured – Dr. Elliston at The Family Health Centers’ 40th Anniversary Celebration in 2018.)

He was an innovator and visionary who was among the first attending physicians in the new specialty of Family Practice at the MAHEC Residency Program. Dr. Elliston established our practice in 1978 as Asheville Family Health Center. By pursuing Dr. Elliston’s vision for primary care, The Family Health Centers has grown into the thriving independent practice it is today.

“Dr. Elliston’s impact on patient care in our community will be felt for generations to come. I will remember him as a cherished mentor and friend.”
–Dr. Rob Steward, President