The Golden Oak Philosophy 

"Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity."


Dedicated Doctors, Exceptional Care

Drs. Marshall and Sharafsaleh strive to promote health, well-being, and independence through high-quality, compassionate medical care. We aim to exceed your expectations of primary care physicians! We deliver unparalleled care by educating, advising, and supporting our patients, their families, and caregivers. Through an accessible personalized approach, you receive the care that matters most to you.

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We are constantly educating our patients and the general public. Click Below to learn more about geriatric medicine and well-being. 

Our core values as your physicians

  • Excellence in the care we provide

  • Compassion in our approach to your care

  • Honesty in our discussions with you

  • Focusing on your Well-being

  • Providing patient-centered, personalized care

Golden Oak Model of Care

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"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease." 

       -Sir William Osler

We specialize in providing medical care to those age 55 and over.  Whether you are independent, healthy, robust, and mentally sharp and looking to maintain and improve your health, or experiencing medical conditions including memory problems, dementia, frailty, and mobility issues, we are here for you.  As your double board-certified geriatricians, we will support you in your individual healthcare goals.


 We provide private direct primary care services at our office in South Asheville for patients 55+, harnessing the unique value of “concierge” style practices. This includes in-depth annual and follow-up exam services, enhanced with same or next day exam supportive communication services available 24/7, all year long.


With your annual fee, you will receive an annual comprehensive examination that goes in-depth into and supports:


  •  Year-long wellness coaching,

  •  Interdisciplinary physician support (this means both doctors will review your medical information - like having 2 experts caring for you!)

  •  Care optimization


This annual examination, well beyond what any healthcare insurance plan covers or reimburses, will allow Drs. Sharafsaleh and Marshall—both double-board certified geriatricians—work directly with you all year toward your annual exam-based health optimization goals. 


At Golden Oak, your private fees are invested into this robust and unique care model, which detaches the practice from dependence on healthcare insurance plan revenues and restrictions on how care can be delivered. That means our exams and exam follow-up consultations and year-long support are not hurried or limited based on plan reimbursement requirements. This is how medicine is meant to be practiced, where your doctor has time for you and you feel supported! Golden Oak limits the number of patients accepted into their program, which allows the practice to provide same or next-day appointments and focused attention on you, your needs, and your health objectives. While annual fees are not designed to be reimbursable by Medicare or other plans, Golden Oak can and will also provide plan-covered additional healthcare to the extent Golden Oak is in-network with the patient’s plan. 

The goal is to deliver exceptionally high connection care all year long based on the annual exam and related communication services that are not dependent on medical necessity or need. We check you comprehensively every year, regardless of your condition, to better manage health challenges.