Ashley Woods, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who is very excited to have joined MaxWell Clinic.
Dr. Woods graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in 1995 after completing two years of clinical training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She then completed a Family Medicine residency at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware and returned home to Tennessee where she worked in a primary care practice in Hendersonville for 9 years. During this time she became increasingly aware that the status quo of traditional medicine and our current healthcare system was not meeting her patient’s needs nor her own. This lead her to seek additional training and knowledge in integrative and functional medicine. She wants to offer her patients more than just a diagnosis and prescriptions. Her focus is on her patients and their wellbeing. Dr. Woods believes in the innate intelligence of the human body and its capacity to heal given the correct environment, nutrition, support and tools. She seeks to find the root cause of patients’ symptoms in the context of each individual’s unique genetics, environment, and lifestyle.
Dr. Woods has a special interest in nutrition, fitness and preventive medicine. This led her to a certification in Integrative Nutrition. She has worked for several years with individuals and communities as a health coach, educating, motivating and empowering people to make positive lifestyle changes to improve their health, energy, and wellbeing.
Dr. Woods is a Nashville native and currently lives in Brentwood with her husband, Kelly, their awesome boys and dog.