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Williamsburg Area Physicians and Nurse Practitioners Join Sentara Medical Group 

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Williamsburg, VA (January 2011) – Sentara Medical Group welcomes three physicians from the Williamsburg area as they join Sentara Family Medicine Physicians at New Town in Williamsburg. Dr. Gregory Biernacki, Dr. Christopher Boquist and Dr. Christopher Massengill, formerly of Riverside Williamsburg Family Medicine, will be joining Dr. Thomas Powers at the Sentara New Town location in Williamsburg, effective February 1, 2011. In addition, nurse practitioners Marie Barthelemy, FNP-C, Lorraine Perkins, FNP-C and Pam Biernacki, FNP-C will be moving their practice to the new location.

“We welcome these physicians and nurse practitioners to the complement of quality SMG providers serving residents of the Upper Peninsula,” stated Dr. Shane Peng, Vice President and Senior Medical Director of Sentara Medical Group. “They share our vision of primary care delivery and are dedicated to creating an extraordinary healthcare experience for their patients’ present and future healthcare needs.”

The providers will be operating on the same electronic health record system, Sentara eCare®, which connects all Sentara physicians, non-physician practitioners, hospitals and diagnostic centers. One complete medical record follows patients across the spectrum of services and ensures timely, safe, high quality patient care. In the near future, the Sentara MyChart patient portal will allow their patients to communicate with their care team, order prescription refills, schedule appointments and check test results from any computer or Internet connection.

The physicians are currently accepting patients and most insurances, including Medicare. Please call 757-220-2795 to schedule an appointment or visit Sentara Medical Group online for more information and directions to the practice.

Gregory J. Biernacki, M.D., Family Medicine
Location: 4374 New Town Avenue, Ste 200, Williamsburg VA  23188
Biography:  Dr. Biernacki has practiced both primary care and preventive health for over 20 years in a broad range of medical settings. His expertise is in applying his medical skills to cultivate the health and well-being of each member of the family.  He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC. His residency was at the Medical College of Virginia where he also earned a masters degree in public health. Dr. Biernacki is also a flight surgeon in the Virginia Air National Guard.

Christopher G. Boquist, M.D., Family Medicine
Location:  4374 New Town Avenue, Ste 200, Williamsburg VA  23188
Biography:  Dr. Boquist earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia followed by an internship and residency at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, NC. He is a vastly experienced doctor who provided medical expertise and support in the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Boquist is focused on building lasting relationships with his patients in their care.

Christopher L. Massengill, M.D., Family Medicine
Location:  4374 New Town Avenue, Ste 200, Williamsburg VA  23188
Biography: Dr. Massengill earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia after receiving his degree in biology at the College of William and Mary. He then completed his internship and residency at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville SC. Dr. Massengill's expertise is in serving patients of all ages and helping educate everyone on preventative health care based upon each individual’s unique needs.

Marie A. Barthelemy, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: 4374 New Town Avenue, Ste 200, Williamsburg VA  23188
Biography:  Barthelemy holds an advanced degree in nursing from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. Her undergraduate degrees are in nursing and social work. She holds expertise in the fields of diabetes, menopause, anxiety and depression management as well as lipidology and bio-identical hormone replacement.

M. Lorraine Perkins, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner
Location:  4374 New Town Avenue, Ste 200, Williamsburg VA  23188
Biography:  Perkins holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Old Dominion University and an undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Virginia. With close to 20 years of practice, she serves patients at every stage of life, in addition to specializing in women’s health and adolescent health. She is experienced in diagnosing and managing acute and chronic diseases and providing holistic preventative care for the whole family.

Pamela J. Biernacki, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: 4374 New Town Avenue, Ste 200, Williamsburg VA  23188
Biography:  Biernacki received her BSN from the University of Maryland and her MSN from Old Dominion University  She is on the faculty of Thomas Nelson Community College as an Associate Professor of Nursing. She has over 20 years of nursing experience with interests in disease prevention, disease management, and patient education.

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