A new medical practice, Page Memorial Hospital Family Medicine, opened this week in renovated quarters on Lee Highway/U.S. 211 in Rappahannock County.
Family practice physician D. Brooke Miller, M.D., and his wife, Ann H. Miller, a family nurse practitioner, will be the primary providers. Both are experienced in wellness care, chronic disease management, sports physicals, minor emergency care and minor surgery. They also live less than a mile away, and Dr. Miller says they’re happy about the new Valley Health-affiliated clinic.
“My wife and I are both extremely excited about this opportunity,” Miller said on Tuesday (Nov. 17), the first day the clinic was open for business. “I grew up in the county, and it’s been a lifelong dream to be a doctor in Rappahannock.”
Miller, a Rappahannock native who opened a family-medicine practice in Luray in 1996 after five years as a resident at Culpeper Hospital, said he and Valley Health management agreed that there was a need for more family care facilities in Rappahannock, and “I had the desire, and Valley Health had the desire, to make it happen.”
Miller brings the number of Rappahannock County family medical practices to three, including the offices of Jerry W. Martin, M.D., in the town of Washington, and of John McCue, D.O., whose family practice is just a quarter-mile away from the Millers’ place on U.S. 211.
Miller completed his medical training at the U.Va. School of Medicine and is board certified in family medicine, with special interests in sports medicine, office surgery, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and treating high blood pressure and obesity. Miller will continue to see patients in Luray; his wife will be at the new practice every day, and the doctor said he’ll transition over time as the practice grows to spending more days in Rappahannock and fewer in Luray.
Ann H. Miller received a bachelor of science in nursing at U.Va. and master’s in nursing at Old Dominion University. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner.
The new practice also houses Valley Health’s sixth lab draw center, offering local residents convenient access for blood work and other services (including those ordered by other medical practitioners).
“We are excited to apply our experience in rural practice management in Page County to expand primary care in our neighboring county,” said Travis Clark, president of Page Memorial Hospital. “We have excellent local providers and look forward to being a trusted health care partner in Rappahannock County.”
The practice is planning a community open house from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 (the day of the annual Christmas in Little Washington parade.
Page Memorial Hospital Family Medicine is located at 12699 Lee Hwy., just west of Washington. Office hours will be 8:30 to 4 weekdays. Call 540-987-5068 for more information, or visit valleyhealthlink.com/familymed-wash.