About Us

Providing Premier Care


On January 1, 2017, Asheville Gastroenterology Associates (AGA) merged with Carolina Mountain Gastroenterology (CMG) in Hendersonville to become a division of DIGESTIVE HEALTH PARTNERS, PA (DHP). The physicians and staff of both DHP-Asheville and DHP-Hendersonville are committed to providing the highest quality and most comprehensive healthcare in the field of digestive diseases. All of our providers work together in collaboration and use the most up-to-date technologies and treatments to ensure the best treatment possible for your digestive health. Our highly skilled medical and administrative staff is committed to your well-being, in an environment designed to provide comfort and convenience for our patients and their families.

DHP-Asheville is comprised of 17 Board Certified Gastroenterologists and 8 Advanced Practitioners, and DHP-Hendersonville has 5 Board Certified Gastroenterologists and 3 Advanced Practitioners, all specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal conditions in adults. As one of the largest specialty practices of its kind, DHP provides consultative and procedural services spanning the full spectrum of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology.

Asheville Gastroenterology Associates is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


To provide premier gastroenterological care in the Western North Carolina region by pursuing the highest standards of clinical excellence, embracing state-of-the-art technology, offering meaningful clinical research, and assuming leadership roles in our professional community in order to improve our patients' digestive health.


To achieve our mission, we intend to:

  • Offer the highest quality evidence-based healthcare in a compassionate environment by ongoing pursuit of scientific knowledge through commitment to educational activities.
  • Collect and analyze performance and outcome measurements to demonstrate accountability and improvement in the delivery of medical care, as well as collaborate with other healthcare participants to develop and maintain quality initiatives.
  • Provide innovative treatments not available elsewhere regionally through embracing state-of-the-art technology and clinically promising research trials.
  • Recognize the value of each individual member of our team that delivers care and strive to attract and retain talented personnel by actively promoting a professionally satisfying work environment.


Dr Grier Founding Partner

The physicians and staff of Asheville Gastroenterology Associates acknowledge and celebrate the life of Dr. Michael Grier (1943-2016), our founding partner. Dr. Grier’s vision, compassion, and hard work made Asheville Gastroenterology Associates what it is today. His hard work and dedication was instrumental in establishing the first outpatient endoscopy center in North Carolina. His sense of responsibility to those placed in his life was paramount, whether it be family, patients, employees, partners, or friends. 


We provide an advanced level of comprehensive services to meet the digestive health needs of individuals in the Western North Carolina region. Our providers work together in a collaborative approach and use state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the highest level of patient care. This includes an extensive array of endoscopic and non-endoscopic procedure-related services as well as consultative care.


We have knowledge and expertise in the areas of inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal dysmotility, gastrointestinal cancer, hepatitis C infection and other chronic liver disorders. In many instances the care rendered in our collaborative environment may involve the input of several providers assuring that an evidence-based approach to management is pursued.


We have experience and skill in endoscopic procedures including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, liver biopsy, capsule endoscopy, ERCP, and EUS. We have specially trained physicians who focus on using these procedures to remove large colon polyps, perform EUS fine needle aspirate and celiac plexus blocks, place intestinal stents to alleviate obstruction and remove large common bile duct stones and biopsy tumors using Spyglass technology. Moreover, we are committed to achieve and maintain the highest standards in these procedures by self-assessment of important outcome measures.

Asge Recognition 400


We are honored to be recognized by the American Society for Gastroenterology Endoscopy for promoting quality in endoscopy through July 15, 2022.

Take Control of Your Health

Whether you are looking for preventative care for colon cancer screening or seeking diagnosis and treatment for a gastrointestinal condition, we can help. We provide consultative and procedural services spanning the full spectrum of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology.