About Us

About Us - Charlottesville, Virginia Family Physicians

Our practice includes a devoted staff and health care providers who specialize in a variety of training, including, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Family Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwifery. We believe that a single approach to a person’s health may not be sufficient for healing or maintaining health and to this end we may weave several modalities into a patient’s treatment plan to improve quality of health.

Many of our practitioners teach students from a variety of schools. We appreciate our patients allowing us to teach students while we serve our patients’ needs. Our practice thrives on the serving our patients, our community and beyond. [Many of our practitioners have served in a variety of volunteer groups including mission trips to Haiti, The US- Mexican Border, El Salvador and within the US.]

Mission

Downtown Family Health Care is committed to working with patients to facilitate healing. We are open to anyone desiring care. We offer an up to date holistic approach to caring for our patients.

History 

In the year 2000, founder Greg Gelburd, DO was inspired to form a new medical practice after experiencing his own medical issue that led him to have a spiritual awakening.  Within a few days of his decision, Greg, Catherine Buck, CNM and Jackie Curtis, FNP formed Downtown Family Health Care. Within nine months the practice was opened on the corner of Second Street SE and Garrett Street across from Friendship Court, a community we wanted to serve.

Banks refused to loan any money for the office build-out believing that the location was ‘in the wrong part of town’ and that serving uninsured people would bring financial ruin. We found help from the Bridge Ministry which was a combination of many people in Charlottesville including the owners of the Glass Building (Oliver Kuttner and Lisa Murphy) as well as Martha Jefferson Hospital and many other people who believed in our vision.

We opened our offices a week before September 11, 2001 and have grown ever since, bringing on Dr. William Maloney within a few years and other wonderful practitioners and staff.

When it became evident that we had outgrown our small office we found space down the street and opened our office at our current location in October 2012. Our office continues to serve people who have traditionally found health care out of reach. We offer services which draw patients from neighboring Belmont and surrounding areas in Charlottesville and central Virginia.


About Privia Medical Group

Our practice is a proud member of Privia Medical Group - a physician-led, multi-speciality, national medical group. The nation’s top primary care physicians and specialists came together to form Privia Medical Group and share in the mission of providing better, more coordinated care to patients.

Our group focuses on taking accountability for the health and wellness of the patients we serve. We use some of the latest advances in medicine to help our patients remain healthy and better manage disease by offering our patients access to innovative health management technologies, proactive team-based care, and an evidenced-based, patient-centered approach.

Here’s what sets Privia Medical Group apart from traditional practices:

Top Doctors

  • Nationally recognized top physicians and healthcare professionals
  • Physician-led, high-performance medical group
  • Unhurried, comprehensive visits, with time to develop the right care plan
  • Personalized care that exceeds your expectations

Proactive Care

  • Collaborative, team-based medical group
  • Staffed with Health Coaches, Nurse Educators, Pharmacists, and Care Managers
  • Same-day/next-day appointments available
  • Care reminders and alerts
  • Check ins with clinical experts between your office visits

Convenient Technology

  • Book appointments and renew prescriptions online
  • Send and receive secure messages with your care team
  • Secure access to electronic medical records
  • Pay your invoices by credit card, securely and conveniently

Security and Privacy of Patient Information

We work diligently to ensure our patients’ information remains confidential and secure.

Not only is our team trained in modern privacy standards (such as HIPAA and PCI compliance), but we also keep your information secure with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) data encryption, firewalls, secure servers (including 24/7 surveillance and biometric access), and many more measures to ensure your information won’t fall into the wrong hands.

To learn more about Privia Medical Group and find other Privia doctors, please visit our website.