Nicole Tucker, DO
Hello! My name is Nicole Tucker. I am a country girl at heart who loves high heels (being 5 foot on a good day), baseball, and listening to music any chance I get. I am originally from a small town in Colorado just southeast of Denver. It is there that my love of the outdoors began, spending time with my family, camping, hiking, and taking weekend trips up to the mountains. After high school, I followed my big brother out to the beautiful sandy beaches of San Diego, California where I got my bachelors degree in biology at the University of San Diego. While in San Diego, I started volunteering for one of the most life changing nonprofit organizations called Camp Reach for the Sky that provides quality of life programs/camps for children with cancer and their siblings. The folks and children at camp know me as Mighty Mouse and the nickname has stuck ever since. After San Diego, I went back to Colorado where I completed medical school at Rocky Vista University COM. I then decided to trade in the Rocky Mountains for the Blue Ridge mountains, heading east to Asheville, North Carolina to complete residency training in Family Medicine at MAHEC. While in Asheville, I have enjoyed living in rural western NC, right next to the French Broad river, spending countless hours hiking, paddle boarding, eating good food and hanging at the numerous breweries. I love spending my free time volunteering, and have cherished working with a local hospice group and a program in Marshall, NC that provides equine assisted psychotherapy for veterans, victims of sexual trafficking, and at risk youth. MAHEC Family Medicine has trained me to be a broad spectrum family doc and I truly feel primary care and palliative medicine go hand in hand. I believe the ideas behind hospice/palliative medicine have always been at my core, and I cannot wait to learn more about and experience this important and wonderful aspect of medicine.