Family Practice Associates understands the importance of keeping our patients informed. Here you will find articles of interest created by our providers regarding current medical topics along with information about changes in our Practice.

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Dr Hartman is leaving…

For the past 15 years, it has been a privilege to work with and care for my patients at Family Practice Associates. Since 2017, my practice has included a focus on Functional and Integrated care. At our new office, Richmond Functional and Integrated Medicine, the focus of my practice will transition to Functional and Integrative…

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New Service: Weight Loss Management

Most of us know that eating a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle are critical to maintaining good health. But, often we need someone to keep us accountable, give us guidance, and encourage us along the way.   Our goal is to provide a safe, personal and unintimidating environment in which to achieve your…

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Family Practice Associates Welcomes Dr. Gretchen Lockard

Dr. Lockard has been named numerous years in a row as Vitals Patient’s Choice Award winner. Dr. Lockard graduated with honors from Brown University School of Medicine in 1999. She then completed her specialty training in Family Medicine at the top residency program in the country, University of Washington. She has been practicing as a…

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Detox: A Four Part Series

In this four-part series, Dr. Aaron Hartman paints a picture of our current state of toxin exposure and helps guide you through an orderly program to maximize your body’s natural ability to expel these substances—a process commonly called detoxification. Part 1: Environmental Toxin Exposure — Is It Real? Perhaps you’re still skeptical about the whole…

Scott Trawick, MPAS, PA-C

Family Practice Associates Welcomes Scott Trawick

  Scott is excited to be back at FPA, working with providers and nurses that he knows well and admires. Scott Trawick grew up in Midlothian and graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, and a Minor in History. After working in film production for several years in Southern California,…

Rishika Kaundal, MD

Family Practice Associates Welcomes Dr. Rishika Kuandal

I chose Family Medicine because it allows me to care for the full spectrum of patients — from newborn babies to the elderly. Dr. Kaundal grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she obtained a B.A. in Cognitive Science. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for medical school and…

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New Research Study for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Eligible participants will receive trial medication, glucometer, strips, and lancets at no cost. Compensation for time & travel may be provided for eligible participants. Participants must meet eligibility criteria to qualify.

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New Web Resource

Dr. Aaron Hartman has released a new web resource: Richmond Integrative & Functional Medicine. Discover a model of medicine that incorporates the standards of care in conventional medicine with the best diagnostic and clinical tools, technologies, research and resources from other field of scientific inquiry.

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Online Patient Portal

Family Practice Associates offers patients the opportunity to access their health records online. We have developed a secure, HIPPA compliant, online portal for access to your medical records and communication with our staff. You will receive a copy of your office notes after each visit When your labs and/or outside testing are reviewed, your provider…