Comprehensive specialties. Unmatched clinicians.

Count on ARA Health for the best of the best. From state-of-the-art imaging and surgical technologies to the most advanced minimally invasive interventional procedures and techniques, our offering is highly specialized to support each patient's unique needs. And our physicians are among the elite in their field, all board-certified and subspecialized, with extensive education and clinical training that exceeds industry standards.

Michelle Barishnikov, FNP

Michelle joined Carolina Vascular in 2013. She is an Asheville, North Carolina native. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville in 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Psychology and Spanish. Afterward, she attended Western Carolina University, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Michelle worked at Mission Hospital as a registered nurse from 2009-2012 before attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated in 2013 with a Master of Science in Nursing. She is accredited as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.

Vascular Surgery