Dr. Suthar settled in Fredericksburg in 2006 after he evacuated to Virginia during Hurricane Katrina and stayed for almost a month. While here he so greatly enjoyed his stay, he decided to make Fredericksburg his home. He was impressed and humbled by the kindness of Virginians and knew it was somewhere he could settle his family. Dr. Suthar’s commitment to the community was even more solidified by him having friends and family in the surrounding areas. Dr. Suthar’s first venture in science was at age 17 when he designed a research experiment that was considered for launch on the space shuttle. He then did his undergraduate studies at Tulane and spent his junior year at Imperial College of Science and Technology in London where he majored in Biochemistry. He attended Medical School at Louisiana State University, internship at University of Alabama at Birmingham, and residency for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University. Dr. Suthar then completed a subspecialty fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Dartmouth. Dr. Suthar is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and holds subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Suthar also has subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pain Medicine, making him triple board certified in his specialty. Before settling in Virginia, Dr. Suthar was the Medical Director of the Pain Management Department at River Region Health System as well as President of the Virginia Pain Society. Dr. Suthar received the distinguished title as one of northern Virginia’s “Top Doctors” in 2013, 2104, 2015 and 2016 and is currently the Medical Director of Virginia Interventional Spine Associates, the pain division of Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates and is a member of the following:
Dr. Suthar understands what it’s like to experience pain. In 2004, he herniated a disc in his neck and received an epidural steroid injection which helped to resolve his pain. Following his injection therapy, he was able to resume the activities he enjoys: golf, spending time with family and travel.
Dr. Kerge spent most of her medical training in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, but is a Northern Virginia native. As far back as she can remember, Dr. Kerge was interested in the field of medicine and majored in Honors Biology at George Mason University in pursuit of this goal. She received her Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics and well as her Medical Degree from Georgetown University. It was during her training at Georgetown that Dr. Kerge’s now husband underwent a life altering surgery for a musculoskeletal injury. This experience helped shape her interest in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which is strongly rooted in improving a patient’s quality of life.
After completing an internship at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, she received her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she distinguished herself as author of an article in the journal Practical Pain Management, Regional Editor for the Rehab in Review Newsletter, author of several clinical protocols, and part of the planning committee for VCU’s Annual Pain Management & Spine Symposium. Dr. Kerge remained at VCU to complete a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management, where she received advanced training in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic pain through non-surgical techniques and neuromodulation. Dr. Kerge is Board Certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine.
Meredith G. Chappell, PA-C received her Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in 1994 followed by a Master’s in Education in 1997. After founding a fitness club in her community where she focused on health, wellness, and personal training she went back to advance her education. In 2002, she attended the Physician Assistant Program at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Since graduation she has been practicing medicine in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Meredith has been a licensed and certified physician assistant since 2004 which is when her pain management experience began. Currently she practices pain management and orthopedics.
Laura L. Britton, PA-C received her Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., her home town. She went on to teach science and math before starting a private tutoring service. In 2004, she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services and became a paramedic. She worked for an all-volunteer rescue squad for 5 years and then in a level 1 trauma center emergency department for another 5 years. In addition, she has been privileged to participate in many missions trips both abroad and in the US. In 2016, Laura graduated in the inaugural class of the Anne Arundel Community College/University of Maryland collaborative Physician Assistant and Master’s of Science in Health Sciences. She has recently moved back to King George where she spent many summers while growing up.
You may click on the link below for a feature article from Eye on Annapolis highlighting Laura’s Physician Assistant and Master’s of Science in Health Sciences graduating class.
Heather is a local Virginian – she graduated high school in Spotsylvania County IN 1989 and later returned after finishing her Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest School of Medicine Physicians Assistant Program in 2011.
Between those years she went on to received her Bachelors Degree in Sports Medicine from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College in North Carolina and then earned her Master’s of Science in Education as a Certified Athletic Trainer from old Dominion University in 1995. Heather then serve as the head Athletic Trainer for Hampton University’s Division I-AA athletic programs until 1998, and later the sports Medicine Program Director for Guilford College.
After graduating from Wake Forest Heather worked locally as a Physician Assistant – primarily in Orthopedics, with and emphasis in spine injuries. As a result of her 20 plus years of combined medical experience, Heather has developed a passion for educating patients about their medical condition(s) and treatment options so that together the patient and provider can tailor a treatment plan that is appropriate and improves the quality of life for her patients.
Today, Heather remains a lifelong learner with active memberships with the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Virginia Association of Physician Assistants. Additionally, she enjoys traveling both nationally and intern
Tracey received her Associates Degree in Applied Science and Nursing in 1994. While working full time as a registered nurse in a hospital setting (Charge Nurse for Med-Surg, Endoscopy, Endoscopy Recovery and Ambulatory Surgery) she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing through East Carolina University in North Carolina.
Tracey entered the field of pain management in 1999 and has remained dedicated to the specialty throughout her career. Since that time she has held management positions in a hospital environment, medical device corporate setting and the private practice physician office. Additionally, Tracey has earned her Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM) certification from the Practice Management Institute, is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and has earned board certification from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). This designation is a mark of distinction and demonstrates expertise in medical practice management.
Dr. Squillante received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Squillante then completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric spine surgery at Cornell Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board or Orthopedic Surgeons. His clinical interests and capabilities include minimally invasive spine surgery, revision spinal surgery and cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine procedures.
Dr. Constantine received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Constantine then completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. His special clinical interests and capabilities include: common hand surgeries such as carpal tunnels, ganglion cyst, and trigger fingers as well as complex hand, wrist and elbow reconstructions, including arthroplasty, and wrist scopes.
Dr. Accousti received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New York. Dr. Accousti then completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. His special clinical interests and capabilities include: shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopy, and arthroplasty.
Dr. Sokolow received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Sokolow then completed a fellowship in sports medicine, knee and shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction at the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Sokolow has practiced orthopaedics for 19 years and has extensive experience and clinical interest in fracture care, orthopaedic trauma surgery, pediatric and adult sports medicine, and the treatment of musculoskeletal pain disorders.