About Us

Shenandoah Independent Practice Association (SIPA) was formed in 1994 by a group of community-based physicians to offer an expanded level of benefits for their patients.

By acting together as a group, SIPA members work more effectively with insurance companies, resulting in a more comprehensive level of care for the patient. SIPA serves Northern Virginia and nearby West Virginia.

About Our Physicians
Primary care physicians (PCP) are usually the first medical provider seen by patients and the point of entry into the health care system. The primary care physician acts on behalf of the patient to collaborate with referral specialists, and ensure continuity of care through a variety of other providers. Continuous care is essential for patients with medical conditions that span multiple issues and require prolonged treatment and monitoring. Primary care providers oversee preventative health care, including vaccinations, health promotion counseling, and health screenings.

Find a PCP Physician near you

SIPA medical specialists offer their patients a broad range of clinical experience and medical expertise encompassing numerous health issues from allergies to vascular disease. These physicians have received additional education, conducted further training, and received medical board certifications in their areas of expertise.

Find a Medical Specialist near you

Scheduling Appointments
SIPA suggests that patients contact the physician's office directly for additional information and to schedule appointments. Some offices provide same day appointments for existing patients.

Physicians Joining SIPA
Health care providers requesting additional information on joining our network of medical providers should contact SIPA's business office at (540) 722-1111, or email Connie Heard, Executive Director, at cheard@shenandoahipa.com.

Shenandoah IPA
2017 Board of Directors

Richard Patterson MD

President/Medical Director
Orthopaedic Surgery

Bone & Joint Specialists of Winchester PC

Thomas Marfing MD

Vice President
General Surgery

General Surgery Specialists, PLC

Jessica Byrd MD

Treasurer
Family Practice
Apple Blossom Family Practice

Archibald Houser MD

Secretary

Internal Medicine
IPS of Winchester

 

Michon Bechamps MD
Internal Medicine
Selma Medical Associates

Santa D'Alessio MD
Pulmonary

Judy Fredericksen MD

Family Practice
Shenandoah Medical Associates

Vaishlai Geib MD

Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Consultants


 

 

Fred Kozlowski MD

Internal Medicine
Winchester Internal Medicine

Bryan Kornreich MD

Pediatrics
Pediatric Associates of Winchester

Russ McKelway MD
Psychiatry

 


 

Jason Ruggiero MD

Ophthalmology
Retina Associates PC

 

Ajay Virmani MD

Cardiology
Heart and Vascular Institute of Winchester, LLC