Laura N. Carlson, MMS, PA-C

Laura N. Carlson, MMS, PA-C

Foot & Ankle

Blue Ridge Region

South Asheville

Laura Carlson graduated summa cum laude from Saint Louis University in Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. She then pursued her Master of Medical Science degree in physician assistant studies at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

After graduation, Laura moved to Asheville to work with Dr. Peter Mangone at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region. In addition to her extensive expertise and background, Laura is a member of the American Academy of PAs and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.

Laura works closely with Dr. Mangone to provide patients with the orthopedic care and attention they need and deserve.


  • Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, Saint Louis University – December 2016
  • Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Wake Forest School of Medicine – May 2021


  • Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)


  • 2019 – Present, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • 2019 – Present, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA)
  • 2019 – 2021, Katherine Anderson Society of the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)
  • 2016, Alpha Eta Society (National Honor Society for Allied Health Professions)

EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.