Margaret Thorne Perkins, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Margaret is a native of Asheville, N.C. and grew up in a medical family so nursing just seemed like a natural path.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Western Carolina University.

With an interest in wanting to have a greater role in patient care, decision-making and collaboration, Margaret decided to return to school.  She obtained a Master of Science degree in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from Western Carolina University in 2004.

Having started her nursing career in neurology, she has a special interest with patients diagnosed with brain tumors.  After personal experiences with those special in her life being diagnosed with cancer Margaret decided to pursue oncology nursing to honor them. 

During her free time she enjoys hiking, reading and going to estate sales. She feels lucky to have family in the Asheville and Raleigh area and enjoys spending time with them.