Your Child, OUR Life’s Work

Our History, Mission, and Vision


Welcome to Asheville Children’s Medical Center, where our focus remains on you and your child. We are a pediatric physicians’ group providing children and adolecents with expert medical care in a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Asheville Children’s Medical Center has been dedicated to providing children with the best care available since 1968, when Dr. Harold D. Schutte founded the practice in an office near Mission/St. Joseph’s Hospital. Joined in time by Drs. Martha Claxton and William Bryan III, the practice flourished, outgrew its facilities, and moved first to S. French Broad Ave for more than twenty years and ultimately to its present location at Vanderbilt Park Dr.

Our Mission

Asheville Children’s Medical Center is a group of medical professionals committed to the very best healthcare for children. We serve our patients by using the highest level of medical services combined with a personal interest in each child.
Parents or guardians of our patients should be part of decisions surrounding their healthcare. Therefore, the staff at Asheville Children’s Medical Center is dedicated to communication, respect, education and understanding and will support each child’s care.

Our Vision

The vision of Asheville Children’s Medical Center is to improve the quality of life for children in Western North Carolina by providing attentive and professional pediatric care in a child friendly atmosphere. Utilizing the latest technological advances in pediatric medicine, we strive to provide high-quality, cost effective and customer-responsive care and services.