Monday, July 18, 2011

New Family Practitioner Joins Fauquier Health

Ana Born, MD
Family Practice Physician
Fauquier Health Family Practice at Bealeton
Dr. Born can be reached at 540-439-8100.

Fauquier Health is pleased to announce the addition of a new family medicine physician. Ana Born, M.D., has joined Drs. Diane King and Kevin Tate at Fauquier Health Family Practice at Bealeton (formerly Fauquier Medical Associates).

As a family practice physician, Dr. Born is passionate about a variety of medical specialty areas, including women’s health, pediatrics and immigrant health.

“Kids are wonderful,” Dr. Born says. “Being able to treat them always brings a smile to my face. And women have a unique niche of their own, so I enjoy being able to help them with their particular needs as well.”

Dr. Born’s passion for helping immigrants stems from her early upbringing and educational pursuits. Born and raised for a time in Puerto Rico, Dr. Born is fluent in Spanish. She also served as a Spanish medical interpreter during her undergraduate years at the University of Virginia, and created a Spanish medical curriculum for the staff at Morton Plant Hospital during her University of South Florida residency program.

“Spanish was the first language I learned,” Dr. Born says. “I strongly believe that to be able to communicate with patients in their own language, it is important to thoroughly understand all the cultural aspects and belief systems that go hand-in-hand with the language.”

Fauquier County’s diverse patient population, the friendliness of the staff and physicians, and the practice location were the features that lured Dr. Born to Fauquier Health.

“I went to George Washington University for medical school, so I already knew I loved the Northern Virginia area, but I didn’t want to be in the hustle and bustle of the city,” she explains. “I really like that this is a very family-oriented area with a much slower pace. And I love the fact that you can go horseback riding and hiking. It’s just very outdoorsy, which is the perfect fit for me.”

Dr. Born is looking forward to treating patients from all age groups, newborn through geriatrics, as well as specializing in a variety of medical procedures, including incision and drainage (for abscesses), suturing, biopsies, endometrial biopsies, and the placement of IUDs.

She’s also looking forward to partnering with local families.

“I love kids and I love adults. In order to treat both effectively, I prefer to do it within the context of their lives, environments and families. That’s the reason I chose family medicine. By treating the whole family, I can do a better job of treating the disease process, which makes families healthier.”

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