Susan West

Susan West, MD

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Book Appointment Laurel OB/GYN

Languages Spoken By This Provider:

English

Accepts New Patients

Telehealth Appointments Available

Education

Medical School: Wake Forest University

Hospital Affiliations

Mission Health System, including the Memorial and St. Joseph’s campuses in Asheville, NC

Dr. Susan West was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and first came to North Carolina for medical school at Wake Forest University in 1987. She moved back to the Midwest for her residency in Indianapolis from 1991-1995, returning to the mountains of North Carolina after graduation in July, 1995.

As Chief Resident of her training program in 1995, Dr. West also received the national Outstanding Resident in Laparoscopy Award given by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

Dr. West has over 25 years of experience as a gynecologic surgeon, with special emphasis on minimally invasive hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgeries. She joined Laurel OB/GYN in August 1995 and has practiced here ever since. She is passionate in educating her patients about their medical conditions and detailing their treatment options so each woman is able to make educated, informed decisions about her care.

Dr. West currently serves as President of the Southern OB/GYN Seminar, a Southeastern OB/GYN educational society that has hosted annual medical conferences for over 100 OB/GYNs in Asheville for more than 65 years.

In addition to practicing as a physician, Dr West is also a musician. She began playing piano at age 4, and the flute at age 12. She continued to study flute performance all through college and still enjoys playing both instruments today.

Dr. West thoroughly enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, in addition to lots of cooking, and traveling–preferably to skiing destinations. She has been fortunate to have lived in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Texas, California, and North Carolina but is happy to have called Asheville her home for over 25 years. She and her husband Jeremiah also love to travel, having visited multiple countries on four different continents together. They hope to make Australia the 5th continent on their list very soon!

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Dr. West takes time with you and is very caring and understanding.

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Dr West is thorough and thoughtful . She asks appropriate questions and makes me feel at ease.

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This visit was originally scheduled to be in person, but I needed it to be virtual. The office was very accommodating and the day of the appointment Dr. West had earlier slots and they called me to see if I could meet with her earlier. That worked out well and the platform is easy to use. Medically, all of my questions were addressed and she was able to guide me in the way that I needed. She is very compassionate while also maintaining professionalism and timeliness. I’m so glad she’s my doc.

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Short wait time, friendly staff, Susan is personable and knowledgable as always!

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Reassuring information after follow up exam for previous cystoscopy by the referral MD in Feb. Gave suggestions for comfort measures until bladder is fully healed. Checked pessary use and placement and all was correct. Short wait to see Dr. West. after taken to exam room.

Gynecological Exams

Dr. West is very thorough in my treatment. She stays in tune with different doctors that I see (oncology, urologist) and asks follow-up questions about those results. Her care for my well-being is sincere; she celebrates my milestones and successes even when I am not aware of their significance, such as my five year post-cancer milestone. I feel so blessed to be under her care.

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Always great and through.

IUD Insertion / Removal

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Dr West and her nurse were kind and caring. Both made me feel comfortable and were kind when discussing difficult topics. I appreciated the time spent discussing challenges I have.

Office Visit / Follow-up

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Dr. West is an amazing physician. I trust her implicitly.

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I always feel listened to and feel that needs are addressed immeidately

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Dr. West is fabulous!!! She is smart, thorough, kind, and a wonderful human.

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Dr. Susan West is amazing. She is a wonderful Gyn Physician. She is kind, pleasant, educated, and informative. I have been a patient of Dr. West for a number of years. I am a retired PACU Nurse, and over the years, took care of many of Dr. Susan West's Patients post-op. She is an amazing, caring physician. She is a great asset to HCA Mission Hospital.

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No rush to it.

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Dr West is friendly, gentle and informative

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

Always a good visit with Dr West

Gynecological Exams

Professional and personal

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Dr. West is incredible. While always committed to seeing that my health is top priority, she is great at striking the right balance between personal and professional interest each and every time. She and her staff are consistently efficient and professional with all aspects of patient care. Appointments with Dr. West are always a pleasure.

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Dr. West takes the time to be present when she is with me. She listens to me and I believe she truly cares for her patients.

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Dr.West is the most caring doctor I've ever had. She listens intently and responds with patience and compassion. She takes time to explain everything completely. She is the best!

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All employees are the best. They are very nice and very thorough.

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