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Special Announcement

After thoughtful consideration, Mountain Regional Ear, Nose & Throat, P.A., and Dr. John P. Pickens have decided to close our practice on March 16, 2018. We feel incredibly privileged to have had the honor of serving our community for an outstanding 20 years. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank all our patients and referring physicians for their loyalty and confidence in us.

Copies of medical records may be obtained at the office until March 16, 2018, for a nominal fee.


Dr. John P. Pickens, Ms. Margaret Heil & the Staff of Mountain Regional Ear, Nose & Throat

We Care

Established in 1998 by Dr. John Pickens, Mountain Regional Ear, Nose & Throat is proud to have the pleasure of serving the Asheville and Hendersonville areas in Western North Carolina for over 19 years. We are committed to providing the highest quality care with our team of caring, experienced staff, dedicated to providing the best care for every one of our patients. We value the opportunity to treat everyone we see with a highly personal manner in a family-like atmosphere. In this age of impersonal, “corporate“ medical care, we are deeply committed to this concept.


We are able to take care of many problems the same day as your appointment, all under one roof.

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Personal Care

Being a small office, we are able to provide personal care for each of our patients.

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You can rest easy knowing your providers have decades of experience to draw from to provide the best quality care.

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Request an Appointment

Request an appointment by calling our office at 828-654-9299.


Ear, Nose & Throat

There are many reasons you may see an ENT specialist. We are fully equipped and experienced to help you with all your ear, nose, and throat problems.


Hearing loss, dizziness, and tinnitus can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Let our doctor and audiologist help you find the cause and solution.

Hearing Aids

If you’re ready to improve your hearing, we offer a wide selection of fully digital hearing aids. We also perform repairs and adjustments.

Appointment Hours

We are open 5 days a week, from 8am-5pm. After hours or during lunch you will reach our answering service if you call in.

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Surgical Day
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Dr. John P. Pickens

Our Team

Dr. John P. Pickens is dedicated to providing his patients with the outstanding personal care. We at Mountain Regional Ear Nose & Throat are focused on helping you be your best. Dr. Pickens has been practicing here in Asheville since 1998.


Margaret Heil

Medical Assistant

Holly Fisher

Front Desk

Belinda Lewis

Front Desk

Sharen Sammons


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How lucky I was to make the right connections to end up in your care. It was meant to be! I’ve been singing your praises among my friends and colleagues as you’ve guided me along.
Dr. Pickens, I will never stop to be amazed at your surgical skills & patience with my questions.
Thank you!

Kaye Papazian

My internist spoke highly of Dr. Pickens. Upon meeting him I was at once impressed with his diagnostic skills. He suggested a tonsillectomy. He was most sensitive to my fear of having this type of painful surgery at the advanced age of 73.

Dr. Pickens was most sympathetic and kind going over the procedure. We spoke at length and I immediately felt a great deal of confidence and compassion coming from this fine surgeon.

The surgery is not a walk in the park for an older person. He, his caring staff and hospital called me numerous times to check on me throughout the process.

This wonderful doctor genuinely cares about his patients and I would recommend him highly to all my friends and family.

I am so grateful to have had such a positive experience.

Barabara Broumberg

This [letter] is to thank you sincerely for the wonderful care you gave me these last months. Not only did you alleviate my sinus problem, you gave me hope that this chronic condition could be eliminated. It is fine indeed to feel such confidence, gratitude & respect for one’s doctor and staff.

Jere Dabbs

I just wanted to say thank you to each of you for always being so nice and pleasant. You guys are great! And Dr. Pickens especially because I can finally smell the roses!!

Thanks x10

Beverly Moore

Thank you for your skill as a surgeon and your ability to really care for your patients.

Kenny Schweiger

I wanted to state publically my appreciation for the professionalism and attention to my needs that Dr. Pickens and his office staff provided me. It was exceptional.
In October of 2013, Dr. Pickens immediately and correctly diagnosed a lump on my left cheek as squamous cancer in a saliva gland and informed me that it had to be removed immediately, which it was 3 days later in a 3-hour outpatient operation at Pardee Hospital.
Dr. Pickens then referred me to an excellent oncologist at Pardee Hospital who prescribed radiation treatment at Pardee Hospital as a precaution. I completed the 30 days of treatments on December 26, 2013.
In late March 2014, another lump appeared in my left side of my neck. At that time it was again quickly and correctly diagnosed as again being a squamous cancer in a lymph node. Dr. Pickens successfully removed the neck cancer and about 45 additional lymph nodes as a precaution of the cancer spreading again. That major operation, again at Pardee Hospital, was 6 hours in duration and did require a 3-day hospital stay.
Dr. Pickens has been monitoring me every step of the way and throughout the past 16 months and no cancer has returned.
I am very appreciative of Dr. Pickens’ attention to detail and to the individual care and concern he and his staff had in all their interactions with me throughout these past 16 months.
I would strongly, and without hesitation, recommend Dr. Pickens to anyone needing ENT services.

Kohlan Flynn

Open Hours

Mon – Fri
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat – Sun

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Mountain Regional Ear Nose & Throat
7 Walden Ridge Dr
Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28803
p: 828-654-9299
f: 828-654-9266