Salena Taitague

Salena Taitague, FNP

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Book Appointment Asheville Women’s Medical Center

Languages Spoken By This Provider:

English

Not Accepting New Patients

Telehealth Appointments Not Available

Asheville Women’s Medical Center: Asheville

143 Asheland Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 258-9191 Fax: (828) 253-7382

Salena wants to encourage her patients to be empowered and involved in their healthcare. She wants each patient to know she has really listened to them and desires to be their health advocate.

Salena has three sons and one cat. She loves being outside jogging or sitting on the couch reading. She was born and raised in Asheville. She began her nursing career as an LPN at Asheville Women’s Medical Center in 1999 and is excited to be back now as a Nurse Practitioner.

Patient Reviews

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Gynecological Problem Visit

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Annual Well Woman Exam

The entire staff from check in to check out is very friendly and patient. All questions were answered, never rushed and they were engaging.

Pap Smear

Was nervous seeing someone other than my old provider but Selena was great! Very informative and made me feel very at ease after not having been to the doctor in so long.

IUD Insertion / Removal

Knowledge & Care

Annual Well Woman Exam

Very attentive. Caring. I felt valued and understood with all my concerns and questions.

Breast Exam

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Post-Partum Appointment

Selena really listens and provides helpful recommendations that I understand. She is also personable and makes me feel heard.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Salena really listened and wanted to get to know me and hear what I had to say. She was both professional and friendly.

Annual Well Woman Exam

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Office Visit / Follow-up

Salena was kind and made me feel very comfortable. I wouldn’t hesitate to see her again.

Annual Well Woman Exam

I had to wait, but was out within an hour. Everyone answered questions and I found them kind and knowledgeable.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Fast check in, extremely competent nurse and PA, everyone extremely helpful and pleasant. PA very knowledgeable and communicated well with patient.

Breast Exam

Professional and welcoming

Perimenopause Treatment for Women

Salena explained everything so well, each option I had. She was supportive, genuine, and very knowledgeable.

Gynecological Problem Visit

I was satisfied with the NP, but ultimately need to come back again to see the MD, so not sure if I wouldn't have just been better off with one appointment and one co-pay. Also, needing to wait an hour to see provider seemed excessive.

Annual Well Woman Exam

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Bone Density

The breast exam desk had a sign that said they would return at 12:50. They came a few minutes after 1 pm. My appointment was scheduled for 1 pm which caused delay.

Routine Pregnancy / Prenatal Appointment

Salena answered every question I had with compassion and credibility

Annual Well Woman Exam

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Breast Exam

When I left a message on the patient portal, a nurse called me back within an hour or less. They got me in the next day. Selena was right on time she spent time with me and I felt like she was very knowledgeable and kind.

Mammogram

Long waits and difficult pelvic exam.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Transitioned to Selena after Dr. Hawes retired. Very approachable and easy conversation. Was a smooth transition.

Gynecological Problem Visit

I always enjoy seeing Selena. She is so kind and caring.

Gynecological Problem Visit

Selena was very thorough and took her time with me and explained everything

Gynecological Problem Visit

Selena was very friendly, gentle and helpful.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Salena was wonderful! Easy to talk to and professional. She even asked me about mental and physical health and if everything was going well, which my previous OBGYN had never asked before. Highly recommend and hope to see her again at my next visit.

Obstetrical (Pregnancy) Ultrasound / Sonogram

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Annual Well Woman Exam

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Salena was very informative, professional, and kind, and helped me to better understand the benefits of Estrogen in the form that I am currently taking the hormone, and why there is no worry of cancer from taking this hormone as I currently take it - 2-3 days a week. This was my first time visiting with Salena and I would definitely see her again. I was very pleased with her care, and that makes me feel comfortable when my doctor, Dr. Larrabee, is unavailable.

Annual Well Woman Exam

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Annual Well Woman Exam

This was my first visit with Salena. I had been seeing Eric Hawes. She was friendly. Easy to talk to. Asked pertinent questions and was interested in who I was.

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Office Visit / Follow-up

I thought Selena was great but I was annoyed that I didn’t get an explanation why I could not do the other two things for my visit to begin with

Annual Well Woman Exam

Easy access to mammograms, ultrasound and yearly visit all on the same day, same place.

Annual Well Woman Exam

She took the time to discuss topics related to my health. She answered all questions and she made me feel like I was important. She didn't make me feel like I needed to hurry up because she had another appointment to go to..