Advance Practice Providers

Our care team includes extensively trained Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) known as Physician’s Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs).  The APP’s at Winchester Gastroenterology are hand-picked, trusted and valued members of our team who are licensed and certified to practice medicine in the State of Virginia.

You may be seeing an APP as part of your care in conjunction with your Physician, or they may be the primary point of contact for your care with our facility. Our APP’s are well-versed in a wide range of Gastroenterological disorders; however, they collaborate strongly with our Physician team as necessary. Our physicians are fully confident that your APP will provide you with excellent, thoughtful care.

Your PA or NP can:

  • Perform an office visit, including taking a history and doing a physical exam
  • Diagnose illnesses
  • Order testing
  • Interpret lab results
  • Write prescriptions
  • Refer you to other specialties as appropriate
  • Provide education about gastroenterological health conditions
  • Monitor your health condition
  • See patients in consultation when on-call in the hospital

Your PA or NP does not:

  • Perform Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, or
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Our APP’s look forward to meeting you and providing you with the high-quality care that you deserve!!