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2022 Family Favorites Winners: Health & Wellness

The health of our families matters more than we can imagine and in the Greater Fredericksburg area, there’s a wealth of health care options for all of your needs. From dentists and orthodontists to OB/GYNs, pediatricians and individual physicians the area has you and your family covered in 2022.

Pediatric Practice

WINNER: Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford

At Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford, our mission is to provide evidence-based medicine in a family-based atmosphere. We love helping kids grow up healthy.

Top Picks

• ABC Pediatrics
• Preferred Pediatrics
• YUM Pediatrics
• Fall Hill Pediatrics

Dentist

WINNER: Dr. Vernon Williams -Family First Dental

We will work to ensure a beautiful smile and exceptional dental health. For your convenience, we offer family scheduling!

Top Picks (2nd Place Tie)

• Central Park Dental
• ClearCare Dental
• Pediatric Dentistry of Fredericksburg
• Virginia Dental and Anesthesia Associates
• Allen & Tatem DDS, PC


Family Practice/Internal Medicine

WINNER: Embracing Health

Embracing Health is proud to serve the community with board-certified family practice, and integrative and holistic providers. We welcome our newest MD, Dr. Hashida, se habla español.

Top Picks

• Colonial Internal Medicine
• Pratt Family Practice

4th Place Tie

• Mary Washington Primary Care
• Orange Family Physicians


Individual Pediatrician

WINNER: Roxanne M. Allegretti, MD Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford

Having my own office since 2013 has been like having another child, full of joy AND challenges. The last two years have been the hardest, so this award means more than ever. Thank you!

Top Picks

• Dr. Anne Bradshaw, ABC Pediatrics
• Allison Goodlett
• Dr. Pamila Mancini, PL Physicians
• Dr. Jacinta Topps, Fall Hill Pediatrics


Certified Nurse Practitioner

WINNER: Robin Trousdale, NP Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford

I have a passion for establishing wellness through an open, empathetic, and transparent care environment where every patient and family feels comfortable and understood.

Top Picks

• Jennifer Bodin
• Jennifer Eaton
• Sandra Steele
• Sean Bodin


Individual Ob/Gyn

WINNER: Dr. Leedylyn Stadulis – Elite Women’s Health

I am honored to be chosen “Best OB/GYN” this year. I want to thank all my wonderful patients for taking the time to vote for me during these stressful times. Your love and support mean the world to me.

Top Picks

• Dr. Zeenat Patel, Elite Women’s Health
• Dr. Mary Shuman – Rappahannock Womens’ Health Center

4th Place Tie

• Dr. Scott Walker – Pratt Healthcare OB/GYN
• Dr. Tammy Leonard – Mary Washington OB/GYN


Primary Care Physician

WINNER: Dr. Yvonne Villarreal, Embracing Health

Thank you for all the support! Dr. Villarreal has been serving the Stafford and Fredericksburg communities for 20 years—10 of which from the company she founded, Embracing Health.

Top Picks

• Bethanne H. Elbert, MD
• Deepa Pai, MD – Mary Washington Primary Care
• Karl H. Legally, DO

5th Place Tie

• Jacinta W. Topps, MD
• Steven W. Mussey, MD


Birth Support

WINNER: Courtney Miller, WHNP; Elite Women’s Health

I want to thank everyone that took the time to vote me for Best Birth Support. It’s an honor to have won and to continue the privilege of serving my patients and community.

Top Picks

• Caroline Coneen, Lactation Consultant

3rd Place Tie

• A Mother’s Perspective Doula Services
• Julie Weathers, CNM
• Amy Frederick
• Bloom Doula


Ob/Gyn

WINNER: Elite Women’s Health

We are so proud to be voted #1 OB/GYN Practice for an 8th year in a row! We appreciate all our wonderful patients who voted for us! Never settle for anything less than Elite!

Top Picks

• Mary Washington OB/GYN
• Rappahannock Women’s Health Center
• New Beginnings OB/GYN, PC
• Advanced Care for Women


Orthodontist

WINNER: Dr. Diana Almy, Fredericksburg Orthodontics

We are proud to offer all our patients (children and adults) several treatment options with flexible payment options to fit their needs. Serving the community for over 17 years.

Top Picks

• Dr. Matt Beecroft – Beecroft Orthodontics
• Dr. Matthew Caspersen – Rappahannock Orthodontics
• Dr. James Lupi – Lupi Orthodontics
• Dr. Sheri Wilkerson-Cox – Cox Family Dentistry and Orthodontics


Physical Therapist

WINNER: Fleming Therapy Fredericksburg

Fleming Therapy Services provides physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapy, along with concussion rehabilitation to children from birth to 21 years of age at outpatient locations throughout Virginia.

Top Picks

• Mary Washington Physical Therapy
• Hilltop Physical Therapy
• Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
• Pivot Physical Therapy


Individual Allergist

WINNER: Dr. Mark Wenger – Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg

• Leaders in the evaluation and treatment of allergy and asthma
• Board-certified specialists in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology
• Three convenient locations serving Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania

Top Picks

• Dr. Jonathan Posthumus, MD
• Dr. Nicholas Klaiber
• Dr. Andrew Kim – Allergy and Asthma Centers
• Dr. Julie Cooper


Optometrist

WINNER: Access Eye

Many thanks to Fredericksburg Parent Magazine and its readers for voting Access Eye Optometrists Fredericksburg Favorite! We couldn’t do it without our talented and caring team of professionals. We are grateful!

Top Picks

• Dr. Evan Silverstein
• Dr. Angela Tsai – Premier Eyecare
• Chancellor Eye Care

5th Place Tie

• Fields Family Eye Care
• Mary Washington Eye Care Center


Allergy Practice

WINNER: Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg

• Leaders in the evaluation and treatment of allergy and asthma
• Board-certified specialists in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology
• Three convenient locations serving Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania

Top Picks

• Allergy and Asthma Centers of Fredericksburg
• Dr. Nicholas Klaiber
• The Virginia Center for Allergy & Asthma


Chiropractor

WINNER: Dr. Erica Heppe

We are here to help the community stay active and pain free. Heppe Chiropractic focuses on whole-body health and wellness to keep you moving longer.

Top Picks

• Alive by Design Chiropractic Center

3rd Place Tie

• Dr. Craig Henzler, Downtown Chiropractic and Rehab
• Dr. Jeff Bowers
• Dr. Patrick E. Caifa DC


Special Needs Resources
(Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Autism, Behavioral Therapy

WINNER: Paragon Autism Services

Paragon Autism Services provides ABA services to those diagnosed with a developmental disability, intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder in the Fredericksburg and Prince William regions. Paragon also provides free community outreach events.

Top Picks

• Helping Hands, Inc.
• Children’s Hospital of Richmond
• Compass Counseling Services of Northern VA
• Mary Washington Pediatric Therapy


Yoga

WINNER: Dragonfly Yoga

Dragonfly Yoga Studio is a locally-owned studio committed to serving our students and the community. With nearly 50 classes per week, there’s something for everyone.

Top Picks (2nd Place Tie)

• American Family Fitness
• Sol to Sol Yoga
• YMCA Yoga

3rd Place Tie

• Fly Fitness
• Yoga Foundation of Fredericksburg


Gym/Personal Trainer

WINNER: Fit4Mom Fredericksburg

Fit4Mom Fredericksburg offers Stroller Strides and Body Back fitness classes to women in all stages of motherhood. Our Village includes fitness, playgroups, friendship, Mom’s Nights and cute kids!

Top Picks

• YMCA
• Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center

4th Place Tie

• Fredericksburg Fitness Studio
• Planet Fitness

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