Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr. Rita Kaplon

Dr. Rita Kaplon, MD smiling in office

Laurel OB/GYN Open Weekly


8:30 AM – 5 PM
8:30 AM – 5 PM
8:30 AM – 5 PM
8:30 AM – 5 PM
8:30 AM – 5 PM

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Collaborative Patient Care

I love to support and empower women to achieve their individual health goals. I believe my job as a physician is to provide knowledge, information and recommendations.

As a mother in her early stages of parenthood, I appreciate this eye-opening experience and believe it has really added an extra notch to my belt as a physician and women’s health specialist. And as such, I look forward to working with families to help guide them through pregnancy and throughout other life stages from adolescents to older woman care.

Dr. Rita Kaplon grew up in Johnson City, TN and has resided in Asheville, NC since the summer of 2019.  

She attended Oberlin College in Ohio where she earned her B.A. in neuroscience and a minor in Chemistry. Besides excelling in her studies, she was also all conference and team captain of Oberlin’s volleyball team. 

Dr. Kaplon received her medical degree at The Ohio State University in 2015 before completing her residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2019.

Dr. Kaplon and her husband moved to Asheville with their toddler to join Laurel OB/GYN in 2019. She is a proud mother who keeps busy with her son in various toddler-friendly activities around Asheville and the outdoors. 

Providing evidenced-based care women’s health has been a passion of Dr. Kaplon’s since her late teens. She values patient autonomy and prioritizes shared decision making with her patients, therefore, ensuring they feel empowered and aware of their health. 

Outside of practicing medicine, Rita enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as cooking and hiking.

Laurel OB/GYN: A Tradition of Personal Care


I am so thankful that I made an appointment with this group. They are professional, kind, supportive and friendly. The team I was supported by made my experiences there very positive ones.

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Hands down the best practice around.  All of the doctors there are amazing, the staff is patient and kind.  I would recommend this office to anyone!

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Excellent staff, wonderful doctors!  My wife has been a patient for over 15 years and has always loved this group!  The staff is professional and kind!  I would recommend this group to anyone!!

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Read More About Dr. Rita Kaplon


  • OB/GYN Areas of Expertise
  • Experience, Awards, & Honors
  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Annual Exams & Routine Care
  • Female Infertility
  • Childbirth
  • Family Planning & Contraceptives
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Health Screenings
  • Hysterectomies
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Obstetrics & Pregnancy Care
  • Reproductive Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Chief Resident, Wake Forest University
  • Member of the American Center of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG)
  • Cum Laude Graduate, The Ohio State University
  • All-Conference (NCAC) Women’s Volleyball, Oberlin College

About Laurel OB/GYN

Laurel OB/GYN serves women of
Western North Carolina as an
independent obstetrics and
gynecology practice in Asheville.


Mon-Fri: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed: Sat-Sun

41 Oakland Rd, Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28801

Call: 828-253-5381

Fax: 828-253-9087

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