To ensure a safe care environment, AOA is allowing one visitor per patient to accompany the patient to the exam room. If an interpreter is necessary, we may limit the total number of people with the patient. Visitors must be over the age of 16 and meet screening criteria prior to entering the facility.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as AOA stays committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients and everyone we serve.
Leigh Johanson, PA-C, is a physician assistant in general orthopedics located at Mission Hospital McDowell. Leigh earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. She earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Daemen College in Amherst, NY. After completing her studies she moved to Asheville where she has worked in both orthopedics and primary care since 2010.
Leigh’s background in athletics, particularly soccer, was the initial driving force behind her interest in the human body and all of its complexities. With each patient she cares for, she uses the knowledge from her personal and professional experiences to try and give them the best outcome possible.
Leigh spends the majority of her free time caring for her two children and enjoying the many outdoor activities that Asheville has to offer.
Education & Training
Graduate School: Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Daemen College in Amherst, NY
Undergraduate School: Bachelor of Science Biology, Nazareth College in Rochester, NY