Timothy Powell, M.D.
I was born and raised in Vienna, VA. I was adopted at birth. My parents believed strongly in education and encouraged me to work hard in school. I graduated from Oakton High School then received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. I went to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. After graduation I did a dual residency program in internal medicine and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. I was board certified in both internal medicine and in pediatrics in 1993.
My wife, Laura, and I moved to Fredericksburg in 1993 and I began practicing at the Pratt Medical Center in Garrisonville. In order to be closer to home, I left Pratt in 1997 and opened Lee's Hill Medical Associates. In 2001, I sensed a call to missions work. I began sharing the vision with people I knew and out of that was birthed the Fredericksburg Christian Health Center (FCHC). The clinic opened in January 2003. I love working at FCHC because I love getting to know people and their families, and being able to incorporate my faith into my profession.
I became a Christian in 1980, just after graduation from high school. Jesus has been everything to me since then. I can never repay Him for what He has done for me. In 1991 I met Laura and we were married in 1992. We have been blessed with four beautiful daughters. In 2006 I received a very unexpected gift - I was reunited with my birth mother, Ginger. As I said, I can never give back to God more than He's given, but it is my prayer that FCHC would bring glory to Him.
Theron Stinar, D.O.
I was raised in Michigan, and attended medical school in Chicago while in the Army Reserves-Family Medicine Residency with the Army at Fort Benning. I recently completed seven years of active duty, and one year in Afganistan.
I've been married for almost twelve years, and have three kids ages ten, three, and six. My medical interests include sports medicine, weight management, pediatrics, procedures, and my personal interests include my Christian faith, all sorts of family activities, such as camping, traveling, board games, and other fun adventures. I enjoy exercising, cooking, woodworking, and Star Wars as well.
Dara Wotherspoon, MPA, PA
I have lived all around the United States as an Air Force dependent and have called Stafford, VA my home for the past 10 years. I graduated from North Stafford High School and attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA where I attained a B.S. in Biology. Following undergraduate studies, I received my Master of Physician Assistant from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for the past 3 years. I am very blessed to be part of the FCHC team where I can practice Family Medicine in my community as I begin my career as a Physician Assistant.
Laura Powell, FNP
I was born in Hackettstown, NJ. I attended Anderson College, a Church of God school in Indiana and majored in nursing. After graduating, I moved to Nashville, TN to work at Vanderbilt Hospital in Pediatrics. It was there that I continued my education, receiving my nurse practitioner (Masters in Nursing) degree in 1990. I worked as a nurse practitioner in adolescent medicine for three years. I met my husband, Tim Powell, and we moved to Fredericksburg in 1993.
I have worked as a family nurse practitioner in several locations, including Pratt Medical Center, the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health Department , and now at Preferred Pediatrics and FCHC part-time. Tim and I have four daughters and I count myself at a full-time mom first, and I am thankful to work part-time in my profession.
I came to know Jesus when I was 10 years old. I feel very blessed to have walked with Jesus for so long, and even a bigger blessing and honor to be able to care for and pray with our patients at FCHC. God continues to teach me many things about Him and His goodness.
Alison M. Schaefer, FNP
Alison M. Schaefer grew up in Spotsylvania, Virginia. She received her bachelor's and Master's degree of nursing at the Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked as a family nurse practitioner for four years. Her interest in working for FCHC started after working at the Mary Washington Hospital Auxiliary Mobile Health Clinic, where Dr. Timothy Powell was her supervising physician.
Mkyiah Gonzalez CNP
For most of my childhood, I lived in the diverse area of northern California. It was there that I developed a love for exploring different cultures. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Hampton University and upon graduation, I served four years as a nurse in the Army. Some years later, I completed my nurse practitioner training at Frontier Nursing University.
At the age of 14, I obeyed the gospel and have had an amazing journey ever since. I feel blessed to work here at the Fredericksburg Christian Health Center where the mission is to address healthcare needs and share the love of Christ. I speak conversational Spanish and enjoy homeschooling my four boys with my husband.
Portia Thelwell CNP
Portia Thelwell received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia and completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed in the state of Virginia. She is also a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
FCHC Nursing Staff
The Fredericksburg Christian Health Center (FCHC) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to serve those who cannot afford medical care with quality health care in the name of Jesus Christ. We strive to minister to the whole person-body, mind, and spirit-in order for healing to come about in all three. In 2013, we were able to increase our services to the uninsured in the greater Fredericksburg community. Our medical team was able to provide 2,500 subsidized office visits. All together, our practice provided a total of $386,697 in medical care to the uninsured! In addition, $282,112 was given away in medication and medical supplies.
We are looking forward to expanding our services in the year ahead. It is our goal to increase the number of indigent visits to 4,200 in 2014, which will comprise about 40% of all office visits.
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