“The cornerstone of health and disease prevention is a foundation of trust between the physician and the patient. To that end, taking the time to hear and understand a person’s concerns, fears and personal situation is vital to promoting wellness and patient engagement, which subsequently promotes the effective use of medical resources. I appreciate how Privia allows us to adjust our schedules to allow for time with our patients. As a pediatrician and internist caring for multi-generational families, I also appreciate how knowledge of a patient’s family members’ health history can guide management and lead to better outcomes.”

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Caring for Multi-Generational Families
  • Pediatric ADD
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Women’s Health

Education

Internship and Residency

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Richmond, VA
1996 and 1999

Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Richmond, VA
1995

Undergraduate School

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry
Charlottesville, VA
1991

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow
2000 – Present

American College of Physicians
Member
2000 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. McDonald enjoys travel, bubble baths, spending time with her two teenage sons, and gourmet cooking with an emphasis on healthy preparations.

Biography

Dr. McDonald has practiced primary care adult and pediatric medicine for the past 10 years. Dr. McDonald joined Rockwell Physicians of Salisbury in 2010 where she relocated her practice from the West End. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and in Internal Medicine. She completed medical school and residency training at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

Dr. McDonald is practicing primary care with an emphasis on women’s health and pediatrics. She was born in Richmond and raised in Midlothian so it’s possible she’s already a familiar face!