Monday, November 10, 2014

Fauquier Health Urology Recruits New Physician

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

Fauquier Health Urology
Dr. Brian DeCastro
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan
550 Hospital Dr.
Warrenton, VA 20186

7915 Lake Manassas Dr.
Gainesville, VA 20155
Office hours at both locations: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Urologist Dr. Kathryn Sullivan recently joined Fauquier Health Urology in Warrenton. Most recently, she was a major in the United States Air Force, and a chief of Urology.

Dr. Sullivan said, “I accepted the position with Fauquier Health because the hospital provides superior care and service to patients of the greater Warrenton community. After meeting Dr. Brian DeCastro, my partner, I realized we would work well together as a team and bring excellent quality care to the community.”

Urology is a specialty that deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract -- including kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra -- and male reproductive organs. Urological conditions can occur in both sexes and at any age. Although urology is considered a surgical specialty, a knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and other specialties is necessary because of the wide variety of clinical problems that may be encountered. In three years as a urologist, Dr. Sullivan has found that she especially enjoys this diversity of patients and surgeries.

 She says that while people think of urological conditions as men’s issues, she disagrees. “Women, like men, can also have kidney stones, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and incontinence.” Indeed, kidney stones are one of the most common problems she encounters.

 Dr. Sullivan is grateful that her job offers her so much personal satisfaction. “It is very gratifying when I encounter a patient in pain or in a stressful situation and I am able to intervene and resolve their pain or help the patient understand what is going on and decrease their stress. I strive to provide excellent patient-centered care, every day.”

 Dr. Sullivan attended George Washington University School of Medicine for medical school from 2001 to 2005 and completed her urologic residency training at the University of Colorado Denver from 2005 to 2011.

She is thrilled to be in Fauquier County. “I think it’s going to be a great place to raise my family,” she says. At the same time, she realizes there may be downsides: “I like to cook and garden, but I was recently welcomed to gardening in Virginia with my first bout of poison ivy.”

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