Piedmont Family Practice

BEST Physician Office, Fauquier

Piedmont Family Practice in Warrenton is an independently owned and operated medical facility dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care to the community. Started in 1997 by a group of exceptional physicians, the practice is comprised of eight physicians, six Nurse Practitioners, three Physician Assistants, and one Certified Diabetic Educator. Their physicians include those that are board-certified in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Lipidology, and Pediatrics. Dr. Steven Von Elten said, “I don’t think there’s another primary care practice in the state of Virginia that has the depth of certification and expertise behind it that we do. If you take the long list of our certifications, it’s quite unique; all those backgrounds and experiences lend a lot of strength to our practice.”

“Let our family care for your family” is the motto and core value of PFP. The providers and staff feeling and acting as a family translates to excellent and personalized care for their patients. And PFP’s family is a strong one. Dr. Golub said, “I think [the family atmosphere among our providers] comes down to trust, and this family has been together for a long period of time. We share the same core values, and it’s those values that create a work environment that empowers us to provides the best patient care. We want patients to feel those values from the moment they make that first phone call for an appointment.”

PFP has remained an independent practice, which can be difficult in these days of larger, institutionalized care. This is crucial to the practice, according to the owners. Dr. Golub said, “We’re still independent, so we are able to keep that personal touch with our patients and our culture that we think is the framework of how health care should be delivered: one-on-one trusting service. One of the goals we have between ourselves as owners is to maintain that independence, because we think that’s the best way to take our value system to our patients and the community.”

In an effort to expand access to quality health care to their patients and the community, PFP launched Piedmont Urgent Care this year. Located in Suite 101B of the same building as PFP, PUC is designed to operate as a clinic that integrates seamlessly with the upstairs practice. From 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day, PUC treats patients on a first-come, first-served basis. Dr. Von Elten said, “One of the things that we think Piedmont Urgent Care offers is continuity of records and medical history, and continuity of providers. That, to us, is an essential element to providing high quality care. There is an emotional connection between doctor and patient, unlike going to a clinic where you don’t know anybody and they don’t know you.”

PFP’s Project Coordinator Amanda Gertel said, “Our providers and staff work cohesively together toward a shared goal of serving every patient with respect and love. A powerful sense of dedication and mutual trust serves as the foundation of this practice.”

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