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