Physicians and Health Team

Dr. Nathan E. Williams, MD
Dr. Williams attended medical school at Creighton University and completed residency at the University of Nebraska. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with additional training in GYN-Oncology. He is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Williams' areas of interest include oncoplastic, breast reconstruction, benign breast disease, GYN and breast malignancies, and chemotherapy and hormonal treatment.

Dr. Williams is married to Donna Williams, whose passion for beauty with interior design and landscaping has shaped the healing environment at New Horizons. They have six children together. Dr. Williams enjoys the outdoors, exercising, spending time with his family, and seeking God’s purpose for his life.



Dr. Shawna L. Bull Phelps, MD
Dr. Phelps completed a BS in Biology from the University of South Florida. She attended medical school and completed residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Her Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Phelps brings to the practice experience with Robotic pelvic surgery, a passion for women’s cancer care and an interest in fertility-sparing, genetics and the impact our lifestyle has on cancer.

Dr. Phelps moved from Manhatten, New York, with her husband and two young children where she was involved in research with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She and her husband feel blessed to be in the beautiful surroundings of Western North Carolina and love to spend time together as a family.



Nicole Crane, MSN, NP-C
Nicole is a native of Connecticut and attended New York University; College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Massachusetts; and the University of North Carolina-Asheville for baccalaureate liberal arts degrees. She then completed additional nursing undergraduate as well as graduate degrees at Western Carolina University, earning her MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Nicole joined Dr. Nathan Williams in 2012 with more than 20 years of health care experience. Her background includes women’s/family health, neurosciences, sports medicine and emergency medical care. She enjoys assisting Dr. Williams in the operating room as well as in procedures and specialized oncologic patient care in the outpatient setting. Nicole’s area of expertise is in women’s health promotion. Nicole and her family have lived in Asheville for 17 years. She enjoys running, bicycling, skiing, open water swimming, long distance paddling, and hiking with her daughters and faithful dog, Daisy.


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