Our Providers


C. Alexander Ashford, MD

Dr. Alexander Ashford is a board-certified Otolaryngologist who was born and raised in the Athens area. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate education. He then obtained his medical degree from The Medical College of Georgia during which time he was drawn to the specialty of otolaryngology secondary to the discipline’s unique blend of surgery and medicine. He went on to complete his ear, nose, and throat residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2014. During residency, Dr. Ashford met his wife, where they trained together in their mutual admiration and passion for the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck.

Dr. Ashford is thrilled to base his and his wife’s practice in his hometown of Athens, where much of their family resides. Both he and his wife are passionate about providing the highest level of care and the most innovative treatment options available to patients with all types of ear, nose, and throat issues. Dr. Alexander Ashford is particularly interested in the treatment of sinus disease and has founded the Ashford Sinus Center given his specialization in endoscopic sinus surgery and minimally invasive sinus treatments.

In addition to his passion for delivering excellent care to the Athens community, Dr. Ashford serves as the President of the Athens area medical society and is an avid reader, amateur arborist, pianist, recreational chef, and student pilot. He enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with his wife and their two dogs.


Heather Evans, Au.D.

Audiologist, Dr. Heather Evans, is originally from White Springs, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Science and Disorders. Dr. Evans received her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Alabama and completed her externship at the Georgia Hearing Institute an affiliate of the ENT Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia. She is a licensed Audiologist in the state of Georgia and performs diagnostic testing, hearing aid evaluations and fittings, and vestibular testing.

Dr. Evans and her husband were married in 2014. They have two huskies, Archie and Finley. When she's not busy taking care of her patients, she enjoys traveling with her husband and exploring new locations.


Jessica Rotolo, PA

Originally from upstate New York, Jessica Rotolo is a Physician Assistant at Ashford Clinic. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Biology from State University of Geneseo and a Masters of Medical Science from Wake Forest School of Medicine. Jessica has completed a variety of specialized training, including emergency medicine, general surgery and family medicine. Her expertise and detailed care make her a welcome addition to the Ashford Clinic team.

When Jessica not busy assisting patients, she enjoys volunteering her time to help others.


Janna Baker, PA

Janna Baker is from Cochran, GA, and attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She went on to obtain a Masters of Physician Assistant from Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, GA. Janna brings her experience in patient care to Ashford Clinic.

In her free time, Janna enjoys spending time with family and playing with her dog.