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Meet Our Providers


Your Blue Sky MD Health Providers

This is no ordinary doctors office.

We’re exceptional primary care doctors who enjoy taking the extra time in appointments to really listen to your needs. And we know what we’re talking about. We’re also your support team, and love to help guide you though life’s tough health questions, navigating billing, insurance and much more.


David LaMond

Medical Director, North Carolina Offices

Dr. LaMond is a nutrition, hormone and prevention expert. Drawing from his foundation and board certification in Family Medicine, he has created the core medical principles behind the blue sky concept of total patient care. He is an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and American Academy of Family Physicians.

Rachel Harris, D.O.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, North Carolina Offices

Dr. Harris graduated from University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and then went onto complete medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI, Dr. Harris worked at Brevard Family Practice until joining Blue Sky MD. When she isn’t working with patients, Rachel loves to spend her free time reading, hiking, knitting and even SCUBA diving!

Angela Struna, PA-C

Sylva Location

Joyce Angela Struna PA-C, Bachelor of Science, graduated from Radford University Carillon, formerly known as Jefferson College of Health Science in Roanoke, Virginia. Angela has worked in Family Practice and Urgent Care for more 14 years. Prior to moving to the local area, she worked with Carol Fischer, MD, PC’s family practice for 8 years while serving as a PA with the Wyoming Air National Guard.  Angela retired from the Wyoming Air National Guard in 2014, with more than 22 years of combined service. In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, lake kayaking, snow shoeing, canning veggies she grows in her garden, and traveling.  Angela’s most recent traveling adventure was to the Patagonia region on an Argentina Adventure Tour with the National Outdoor Center in February 2022.

Kathy Motes, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C

Hendersonville Location

Graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1987. Worked as a registered nurse in a variety of practice settings including family medicine, neurology, trauma, critical care, addictionology, pain management, and psychiatry.  Obtained graduate degree from Purdue University and became a board-certified family nurse practitioner.  I utilize a customized integrative approach gathering the best of all methods of medicine and tailor to an individual personal needs. I use trigger point injections as well as joint injections including stem cell injections as part of regenerative medicine.  I also believe in the healing powers of nutrition including nutritional supplements. I believe that listening is just as important as talking and providing compassionate care to all. 

I spend my spare time with my children and family enjoying the great outdoors here in the western NC mountains.

Melissa Dewing, APRN

Hendersonville Location

Melissa Dewing started her professional career with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship at the University of Vermont. After working in marketing for 4 years she decided on a career change into medicine. She received her second Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Simmons University and went on to work as an RN for 7 years. 5 of these years were in Primary Care Medicine. Melissa then decided to advance her career to become a Nurse Practitioner. She did her Master of Nursing in Family Practice from South University. She has worked in Primary Care ever since. She has a special interest in cardiovascular health, mental health and weight loss. In her free time she enjoys being outside and exploring the mountains with her family and dog. She also loves to paint colorful portraits of dogs and horses (her two favorite animals).

Frederick Dressler, MD

Sylva Location

Dr. Dressler is board certified in general and international cardiology with 30 years’ experience in the field of medicine. His academic and teaching background focuses on clinical care of patients.  Dr. Dressler’s special interests and areas of expertise also include chest pain and coronary heart disease, pulmonary systems and CHF, palpitations, atrial fibrillation, leg pain and peripheral artery disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Sandra Pratt, Blue Sky MD Health

Sandra Pratt, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN

Sylva Location

Sandra Pratt, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN, joins Blue Sky Health with an eclectic background. She studied Zoology at the University of South Florida and the University of Florida and worked in international marketing before she found her calling in medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Nursing from Santa Fe College and advanced to acquire her Master’s degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain University. She is dual board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina.

Sandra’s diverse nursing experience, spanning mother/baby care, pediatrics, adult care, and palliative Care, is a testament to her dedication to patient well-being. As she steps into her role at Blue Sky Health, Sandra is eager to apply her comprehensive knowledge to the primary care setting, ensuring compassionate, patient-centered care.

A mother of five and grandmother of eight, Sandra’s love for the outdoors through fly fishing, hiking, and traveling aligns with her commitment to holistic well-being. She actively volunteers with Casting Carolinas, an organization helping cancer survivors find rest and support while enjoying the outdoors and learning the basics of fly fishing. She also volunteers with a local program that offers annual free sports physicals for schoolchildren and with the Jackson County SART team, which underscores her commitment to community welfare. She has participated in Mission trips to Malawi, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

At Blue Sky Health, Sandra is committed to fostering a healing environment where every patient is treated with the utmost care and respect.

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