Mary-Nel Saarloos, DO
Asheville Hospitalist Group
Dr. Saarloos is originally from Aylmer, Ontario. She has been with the Asheville Hospitalist Group since 2008. She is an active volunteer and has done medical mission trips to El Salvador and New Orleans, the latter in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Osteopathy
Medical School: Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center
Professional Societies: American Medical Associates, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008-2018
What do you find most rewarding about your area of practice? I find that every workday offers a new set of challenges and patient problems in patients ranging in age from 18 to more than 100.
Why did you decide to specialize in your specialty? There are numerous reasons for my decision, but it boils down to enjoying the broad exposure of problems addressed in my field (cancer, infectious disease, kidney failure, COPD, hypertension, diabetes, etc). Hospitalist medicine also allows for a decent work/time-off schedule.
What do you like most about practicing at Mission Health System? I like the size of the hospital (not too small, not too large), the readily available subspecialists and the fact that it is a teaching hospital.
Personal Interests: Dr. Saarloos enjoys swimming, rollerblading (although she has not done too much in-line skating in the mountains), camping and hanging out with her kids.