Appalachian Wellness

About Us

We are a team devoted to you, your health, happiness & future. We are here to serve you, to improve your life. The staff of Appalachian Wellness has experienced many, if not all your problems personally. We are your servants; highly educated, experienced, and ready to anticipate and exceed covering your needs.

Dr. Raymond James Oenbrink

Raymond J. Oenbrink DO

Appalachian Wellness is pioneered by board-certified Oesteopathic Doctor Dr. Raymond James Oenbrink. Dr. Oenbrink started his career in family practice after which he transitioned into a more integrative where he now focuses on chronic illness and substance abuse.

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Dedicated to Your Health

There are numerous “Wellness”, “Integrative” & “Functional” medical practices in the greater Asheville area.  Unfortunately, they specialize in taking care of healthy people.  This town needs a practice that takes a comprehensive approach, utilizing traditional & integrative care to help those suffering from complex chronic illness—the folks that other practitioners & their practices haven’t helped. We are that practice!

A Different Approach

Other than the fact that we treat sick folks, we use cutting edge practices such  as the Shoemaker Protocol which is great for quickly identifying the 25% or more of the population genetically predisposed to chronic illness.

These folks have a faulty “off switch” to their immune system—after exposure they develop autoimmunity—their immune  system fights them, with a multi-system/multi-symptom illness that few practitioners recognize.

We also provide the care  expected from an integrative practice; dementia & memory loss, thyroid problems, other endocrine disorders including bio-identical hormone therapy, POTS, PANDAS, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), Electro-Magnetic Field Sensitivity, Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome complications, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Lyme and many others.

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Comprehensive Testing

We offer a wide range of testing modalities to address the needs of many conditions. Where other practices rely on only the basics, our comprehensive diagnostic approach ensures we get a holistic assessment of patient health. We offer comprehensive testing:

  • Food Allergies/Sensitivities
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Lyme Disease

These are only some of the wide range of testing and diagnostic therapies we offer. To see a full list of the conditions we test for, check out our services page. 

Health Care You Can Rely On


Covered by Insurance

We accept Medicare, NC Medicaid, BCBS & Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, and will bill other insurances on your behalf to help you get reimbursement for care.


Caring Staff & Doctors

Many of our staff and doctors have suffered with the same illnesses our practice treats. Our patients receive care by professionals that are truly empathetic to their situation.


Specific-Lab Testing

We use science-backed tests to diagnose and personalize patient treatments. When necessary, we work with specialty labs to get a more complete picture of health.


Integrative Medicine

Dr. Oenbrink balances his extensive career in family medicine with the latest in holistic health care to create balanced, personalized, long-term treatment plans. 


Functional Approach

Dr. Oenbrink uses multi-system diagnostic and treatment modalities to personalize treatment based on the needs of the invidual.


Board-Certified Practice

Dr. Oenbrink is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).

Patient Testimonials

Hear what our patients are saying about their experience and the quality of care received. 

Help for Lyme Patients

My last provider for my Lyme treatment shut her practice recently, leaving me in a tizzy trying to find a new doctor. I researched most of the Lyme doctors in North Carolina, finding challenges with each. Some won’t prescribe, the rest are prohibitively expensive. I have also had unpleasant experiences with several LLMDs. I was

Aleksu Hillerstrom

A wonderful opportunity to find the right doctor

I spent 5 hours, 11am-4pm, with Raymond Oenbrink, DO, 2 days ago, my initial appointment. His office, Appalachian Wellness is located very near where Fairview Road begins in Biltmore Village, in The District. PLEASE see all details about this extraordinary, greatly experienced practitioner, on his website: He takes MEDICARE. I am sending this to


After years and years of chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, constant flu-like aching, severe sinus issues, mold toxins, infections and chronic inflammation, I am finally seeing progress and getting my life back. Prior to coming to Dr. Oenbrink, I’d already been through 2 sinus surgeries, completely changing my nutrition, mold remediation of everything that I

Cynthia C.

Another Answered Prayer

We had a neighbor and our mold remediation company refer us to Dr. Oenbrink. This was a true answered prayer. He is a man of God who truly cares about both of us. We have been fighting mold related brain issues for over a year. He had so much more to offer and is aggressively

John and Carol Hetzel

Finally, someone in my corner

I saw dozens of doctors and health professionals over the 4+ years I’ve been sick. The ones with the power of the prescription pad all thought I was crazy, or flat-out told me that they see people like me all the time and there’s nothing they can do for any of us. That is a

Dustin Schultz

Dr. Oenbrink was an answered prayer!

If you have given up and feel like there is no more hope after going from doctor to doctor, please read this because I was there myself. After 2 years of being ill and from doctor to doctor I was not only getting frustrated, but more sick. Every doctor I went to kept telling me

Kristina Werner

I wanted to tell people,

I wanted to tell people, that there is hope and there is treatment that will reverse the damage caused by mold..including the brain hypertrophy/atrophy. Dr. Raymond Oenbrink in Asheville, NC has helped us tremendously over the last 11 or so months. This doctor saved my children and I’s lives as well as a dear friend

Jamie Hawley

I had been to thirteen

I had been to thirteen different physicians and specialists with no answers for my failing health. Dr. O put me on a path to wellness. I am getting my life back thanks to him.

Allison F

Your Health Starts Here

Contact us to schedule your appointment today!

Phone: (828) 785-1850 

Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday-Thursday

Appalachian Wellness

Better Health Care is Our Mission & Vision

Personalized healthcare for patients suffering with chronic illness in Western North Carolina

(828) 252-9833

200 District Dr #006, Asheville, NC 28803.