Ted Abernathy, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Abernathy was raised in Houston Texas and is a true Texan at heart. After a short period in New Orleans, LA, he went to the Virginia Military Institute where he graduated as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.
Dr. Abernathy attended the Medical College of Virginia and after receiving his medical degree, he continued there as a Pediatric Intern and then Resident.
After residency, he completed an Adolescent Medicine Fellowship and initially worked in the Adolescent Clinic at the Medical College of Virginia. Missing the infants and children, Dr. Abernathy started private practice in Richmond Virginia with a dream and a vision to develop a pediatric practice that could meet all of the needs of his pediatric and adolescent patients.
Dr. Abernathy has three children and currently 7 grandchildren. His early special interests outside of medicine lead him to a commercial pilot’s license and a career in aviation as he developed his medical practice. His hobbies include scuba diving, his grandchildren, and he is currently writing a book about how children grow.
His special interests now are the operation of the office and the growth of the Better Life Center.
Katherine Bailey, CPNP
Katherine, better known as Katie, was born in Richmond, Virginia, and raised in North Chesterfield. She graduated from James River High School, with honors, in 2003.
Katie continued her education after high school at Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Pediatrics. She excelled in the Honors College, minored in Spanish, and graduated magna cum laude. Katie, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, is certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. During her school career, Katie visited Spain, studied abroad in Mexico, and helped build houses in Costa Rica.
When Katie is not caring for her patients, she spends time and vacations with friends and family, both locally and all over the world. She enjoys trying new restaurants, eating dinner with friends, cooking on the grill, boating, wake surfing, and attending concerts featuring her favorite country music artists. She loves games, all sorts, but especially if they involve a basketball. She even coached the girl’s basketball team at her church for a few years. Katie continues to spend time with the families she worked with in her earlier years as she developed long lasting strong bonds with them and especially loves playing with their children and teenagers.
Passionate about Pediatrics, Katie tries to make the office a fun experience instead of a scary one. She strives to stay punctual during the day while still giving each patient her undivided attention and superior care. The bottom line, Katie loves children of all ages, whether they are sick or healthy, and wants to help them flourish from birth to college.
Peter P. Blakey, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Blakey was born in Auburn, NY and was raised in large family of 12 children in Massachusetts.
He attended Harvard University for his undergraduate work and after graduation went on the University of Vermont for his medical training. After graduating there, Dr. Blakey made his way South and completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at the Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Blakey loves the out of doors and can often be seen riding his bike or running the streets near the James River. Dr. Blakey has 3 children and four grandchildren.
His special interests are Complimentary and Integrative Medicine. As does the President of the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Blakey believes that the benefits of vaccination in preventing illness and death have been repeatedly proven and greatly outweigh the risks. He also has a keen interest in the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity.
Dustin Bogan, PA-C
Dustin Bogan was raised in Warm Springs, Virginia where he attended Bath County High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology from Shenandoah University. He then obtained his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. He has traveled to Myanmar and attended Shenandoah University’s annual mission trip to Nicaragua to provide medical care to underserved populations.
Dustin has been working with children for years prior to beginning a medical career. He began to develop an interest in the pediatric population while working alongside a pediatric occupational therapist in the local school system. He later served as the lead preschool teacher for the three-year-old class in Winchester, Virginia. Dustin discovered Pediatric and Adolescent Health Partners while on clinical rotations as a PA student and fell in love with the opportunity to serve children and their families from early childhood through young adulthood. He hopes to support children and their families with any of their unique needs. He has special interests including early childhood development, pediatric mental health, and allergy and asthma management.
In addition to pediatrics, Dustin’s other passion includes animals. He has a Labrador mix and a Husky mix adopted from a rescue. He also enjoys kayaking, travel, music, the beach, and volunteering with various charity organizations devoted to cancer research, pediatric health, and animal rescue. Dustin lives with his better half, Tiffany who is a physical therapist, and their dogs in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Joel C. Everett, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Everett was born in Washington DC and grew up in that area. He attended Washington and Lee University and became a true “Mink.” After graduation he completed his medical training at the Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University.
His Pediatric Internship and Residency was also done at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Everett joined the growing group at Pediatric and Adolescent Health Partners as the fifth member.
Dr. Everett is a “River Man” — he loves to fly fish in any river he can find. He is also an avid canoeist and enjoys all aspects of a lazy day on the Rivanna River.
His special interests in Pediatric Medicine are Asthma and Infectious disease.
Wendy L. Garrity, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Garrity was born and raised in Rochester, New York.
She completed her undergraduate work at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Dr. Garrity received her M.D. from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Garrity worked in private practice in Northern Virginia for several years prior to settling down in the Richmond area. Dr. Garrity enjoys all areas of Pediatrics with a special interest in the role of early identification and intervention for children with developmental delays.
Dr. Garrity resides in Midlothian with her husband and three children. She enjoys running, travel, and staying involved with her children’s activities.
Harry L. Gewanter, M.D., FAAP, FACR, Retired
Dr. Gewanter retired in December of 2015 after many years of an active practice of Pediatric Rheumatology. He will be missed by PAHP and his patients. He is now pursuing a career in advancing the Medical Home Concept and the inclusion in this advancing health care concept more services and organizations than just medical offices.
Edward M. Henderson, D.O.
Dr. “Ted” Henderson was raised in Lexington, VA, where he also completed his undergraduate degree at the Virginia Military Institute in 2005, graduating with honors in Biology and Chemistry.
After marrying Rachel, his high school sweetheart, Dr. Henderson completed two years of research at UVA in Pediatric Pulmonology. He then completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and completed his Pediatric Residency at VCU/MCV in 2014.
Dr. Henderson has always enjoyed serving the Christian community, and after completing Residency, he spent one year in Papua New Guinea, serving as a medical missionary at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital. Rachel, an Autism teacher in Henrico County, served as a teacher of missionary children during their year of service. To read more of their adventures, please visit their Blog here.
Dr. and Mrs. Henderson are happily settled in Bon Air with their daughter Pennie, and they continue to enjoy serving with their church family at West End Assembly of God (WEAG). In addition to ongoing short term medical missions (most recently to Haiti), Dr. Henderson’s special interests include fly fishing, soccer, tennis, hunting, and hiking/climbing.
Dr. Henderson enjoys all aspects of pediatrics from newborns to college age, and has a special interest in using holistic osteopathic philosophy and preventive education in evaluating and treating his patients. He is accepting all patients (both new & established), for routine physicals and sick visits at our Bon Air and Midlothian locations.
Gordon N. Kellett, M.D., Retired
Dr. Kellett retired in 2012 and is now an environmental naturalist.
Julia H. Mills, M.D., FAAP, Retired
Retired in 2016 and is now enjoying more free time and enjoying her family.
Patricia D. Mulreany, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Mulreany was born in Washington DC and was raised in the surrounding Virginia area of DC. She attended the University of Virginia and after graduation went on to her medical training at the Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University.
Like her partners, she completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Mulreany has three children. Besides her family, her hobbies include walking, reading and vacation.
Her special Pediatric Medical interests are mental health, and promoting children’s abilities and help with their disabilities.
Christine W. Seliskar, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Seliskar is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Virginia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Seliskar actually worked on spacecraft designs for IBM / Loral for almost 7 years. Yes, she was a rocket scientist!
Dr. Seliskar received her M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia. She enjoys all areas of pediatrics, but has a special interest in early childhood development (both normal and delayed), autism, and Asperger’s syndrome.
Dr. Seliskar lives in Midlothian with her husband and son. She enjoys cooking, being a soccer mom, and volunteering at Woolridge Elementary.
Sarah (Dunn) Trezza, PA-C
Sarah (Dunn) Trezza, PA-C, was born and raised in Chesterfield County, Virginia, and graduated from James River High School. She was a State Champion Field Hockey player, and also played basketball and softball for James River High School. Sarah graduated with Honors from VCU with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She then received her Physicians Assistant Master’s Degree from Shenandoah University.
She met her husband, Andy, as a seventh grader at Robious Middle School, and has supported him as he has served our country as a combat medic in the United States Army, including multiple activations and while serving in Baghdad, Iraq. They have two beautiful girls together.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys all sports, including rooting for her favorite teams (The Washington Redskins and The Atlanta Braves) as well as listening to music (especially live), hiking, and serving at the
Bon Air Christian Church working with the Youth Group and as a Sunday School teacher. She also serves on the Virginia Outdoor Ministries Committee and works as a Director for The Church’s Regional Camp, Craig Springs.
Sarah enjoys all aspects of Pediatrics, but especially loves adolescents, including adolescent mental health, gynecology, and sports medicine. She also loves ADD/ADHD, not to mention taking care of our mothers, including addressing lactation and feeding concerns, as well as any postpartum depression concerns. Sarah is a firm believer in taking care of not only our patients, but our families as well.