Mountain Medicine Festival to benefit Asheville environmental nonprofits


Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville and Wedge at Foundation have teamed up to host a Sept. 16 benefit concert, the Mountain Medicine Festival, to support local environmental nonprofits. The event will go from 3-5:30 p.m. at the new Wedge location on Foundy Street.

The first Mountain Medicine Festival will feature booths staffed by several local environmental nonprofits. The Clean Plate Asheville food truck will be onsite selling their signature farm-to-plate clean comfort food. And singer-songwriter Jay Brown and members of the Asheville-based band Resonant Rogues.

“We believe that human health is inextricably linked with our environment. We are launching this festival to raise awareness of the important work that these nonprofits are doing each and every day to help maintain the health of our mountain ecosystem,” Dr. Chad Krisel, a co-owner of Integrative Family Medicine, in a press reelase. Krisel and Dr. Brian Lewis are the founders, owners, and medical providers at Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville.

The festival is free to attend, but donations are welcomed. A portion of the event’s sales, along with community donations and funds contributed by Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville will be split equally between the featured environmental nonprofits.

About Integrative Family Medicine

Integrative Family Medicine is the first direct primary care clinic in the area. It is a membership-based practice offering personalized care, lifestyle medicine, and longer, low-cost office visits. Membership benefits include primary and urgent care, discounted lab tests, nutritional guidance, health coaching, and free/low-cost health-related classes. As pioneers in a national movement to heal healthcare, the clinic is committed to supporting individual, community, and environmental health. Each month, Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville donates to different local nonprofits.