Ashe Cancer Center

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A diagnosis of cancer is life changing, not just for the patient but for that patient’s loved ones. At the Ashe Cancer Center, we understand the uncertainty that comes with cancer, and we work quickly to deliver accurate diagnoses and world-class treatment so you and your loved ones can rest assured you are receiving the best care available.

Our services include:

  • Board-certified oncologists to oversee your care. These skilled providers will work to accurately diagnose your cancer, present your treatment options and guide you as you choose the best treatment option for you.
  • Certified nurses to provide care and support throughout your treatment. These dedicated providers will develop a unique plan of care for you based on both your medical needs and personal desires. They also make home visits to complete needed bloodwork prior to appointments.
  • Chemotherapy services close to home. In partnership with the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and its Seby B. Jones Cancer Center, the Ashe Cancer Center offers patients chemotherapy services at the Chemotherapy Infusion Suite in the Segraves Building on the Ashe Memorial Hospital campus.
  • Radiation services. Patients needing radiation as part of their cancer treatment will be referred to the Seby B. Jones Cancer Center in Boone, North Carolina.
  • A network of cancer care. Should you need care from a tertiary facility, you will be referred to Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Your providers at the Ashe Cancer Center will continue to be involved in your care.

Our Providers

James F. Boyd, MD

James F. Boyd, MD, attended medical school at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. Dr. Boyd completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in Texas and his fellowship in medical oncology/hematology at Brooke Army Medical Center.

Michael N. Tate, MD

Michael N. Tate, MD, attended medical school at the University of North Carolina. He completed an internship in straight medicine, a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Tate's special interests include medical conditions that involve cancer and blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma and anemia.

To learn more about Dr. Tate, click here.

Our Location

Ashe Cancer Center is in the Segraves Building on the campus of Ashe Memorial Hospital. Click here for a map and directions.