Midlothian Medical Care’s Wadsworth location is comprised of Dr. Stephen D. Reinhardt, Kara L. Foster-Weiss, MD, Dr. Rachael C. Monroe and Dr. Christa A. McQuate. They have been providing quality medical care in the Midlothian area for over twenty years, joining Virginia Physicians in January of 2005. Their practice is a smaller, more personal office for those whose needs may not be met by a larger practice. Midlothian Medical Care is conveniently located at the intersection of Midlothian Turnpike and the Powhite Parkway. They treat a broad spectrum of illnesses ranging from colds and the flu to diabetes and hypertension, and each have a hospital practice.
Family Practice is a relatively new specialty of medicine. Building on the initial concept of general practice, Family Practice requires its physicians to complete 3-year Family Practice residency after graduating from medical school. To be certified as a Family Practitioner, the physician must pass a comprehensive examination conducted by the American Board of Family Practice. To maintain this certification, the Family Practitioner must participate in 50 hours of continuing medical education each year.
Family Practitioners assume a continuing responsibility for your health care and that of your family. The Family Practitioner is a specialist with a broad-based knowledge in all fields of medicine rather than an in-depth knowledge of a particular discipline. Most illnesses do not require the services of a specialist, but a Family Practitioner knows when those services are needed and who to call should it become necessary. The Family Practitioner coordinates the services of medical specialists, ancillary medical personnel (physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians etc.), and community health resources.