Gelane Gemechisa, MD, Direct Primary Care, Board Certified Family Medicine

Burke Location 

Dr. Gelane Gemechisa, MD, known as ‘Dr. G’ provides primary care coupled with an integrative approach to treat the whole person in a dynamic patient-physician partnership. Dr. G combines the best of Primary Care with medical scientific based natural therapies.

Dr G works with a naturopath, T Jai. Together they treat most medical conditions with focus in women’s health, endocrine (thyroid/adrenal support for fatigue), diabetes, gastrointestinal, pain, cardiovascular, infections, allergies, and much more.

They treat with bio-identical hormone therapy, armour thyroid, and natural therapies for women’s health and endocrine support. They can provide optimal care for menopause, osteoporosis, uterine fibroids, fatigue/insomnia & endocrine imbalance, diabetes & metabolic syndrome, interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infections, and endometriosis.

Dr. G has worked in both hospitals and medical clinics. She is adept in caring for challenging, complex cases. Patients comment, “she is the physician they have been looking for who effectively addressed my challenging conditions. Not only is she one of the sharpest docs I have met, she listens and treats me with kindness, dignity, and respect.” Dr. G’s father is a Christian pastor. With this background, she is compassionate and listens to each patient.

With excellent medical skills, they provide an integrative approach that combines natural therapies that include vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and homeopathics and appropriate pharmaceutical prescriptions; they provide an individualized treatment plan that is specific for your optimal outcome.

Education and Credentials
Medical Education:

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Center for Integrative Medicine, at Univ of Md, Baltimore, MD


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification:

Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Valinda Riggins-Nwadike, MD, MPH, OB-GYN

Burke Location 

Aside from delivering babies at the hospital with a midwife on her team, Dr. Riggins-Nwadike is proud to provide women’s health to the community. Providing the best of both worlds, she uses bio-identical hormone therapy as well as prescription medication. She treats the whole person with dynamic provider-patient partnership with positive patient outcomes. She can perform the basics such as pap smears and routine physicals, or perform gynecological surgery. She can address fertility and birth control needs. Dr. Riggins-Nwadike is a member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has worked as a physician in a hospital setting for over 15 years delivering babies. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hahnemann University, her medical degree at University of Illinois College of Medicine, her masters of public health at Columbia University, and Bachelor’s at Johns Hopkins University. She speaks fluent Spanish. On her spare time, she spends time with her husband, a veterinarian and her daughter as well as four-leggeds, as is an avid jogger running 2 miles a week. Call us today to schedule an appt with Dr. Riggins-Nwadike.

Avtar Robert Moore, DO Osteopathic Medicine

Lexington Location 

Dr. Moore is a physician who treats many medical conditions whether it be for chronic pain and injuries, or for simple issues like fatigue or for most complex cases. He specializes in Preventive Medicine and Neuro-muscular-skeletal medicine, a specialty in treating pain with Osteopathic Manual Therapy (addressing muscular, nervous and skeletal systems). He treats injuries (falls, auto accidents, sports) for spinal, back, neck and brain (headaches, concussions, brain trauma).

Dr. Moore states, ‘Along with your history and physical, I begin diagnosing and treating most medical issues with my hands. I use my hands to monitor very subtle movements in your tissues, central nervous system and the fluids that can reflect metabolic, emotional, and structural restrictions of your body.

“By giving me this information, your own body helps direct its course of treatment because I believe your body is its best medicine chest.”