Lauren Bock is a board-certified Physician Assistant, practicing internal medicine since 2007 with a special interest in lifestyle/preventative medicine. As a military spouse, she has practiced medicine in multiple states before returning to native Virginia and joining VCC. When not at work, Lauren and her family are often found walking local trails, biking, or training for triathlons. Lauren is thrilled to join Dr. Askew to bring progressive lifestyle medicine/nutrition as medicine concepts to the Fredericksburg area.
Ms. Brown is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has prior experience working in the field of endocrinology and specializes in electrophysiology working closely with Dr. Henry Clemo. Mary-Gordon has been with VCC since 2008. Since 2017, Mary-Gordon has assisted in monitoring patients’ pacemakers and defibrillators remotely.
Ariel Freeman is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995 from the University of Texas in Austin. She has prior experience as a critical care nurse in the US Navy, and later as a flight nurse in the US Air Force. In 2006, she moved to Virginia, and started a family. In Virginia, she worked for the Mary Washington Healthcare system until receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing from George Washington University in 2013. Ms. Freeman has over 25 years of experience in caring for patients promoting health throughout the lifespan. She has specialized in cardiology for the past 7 years. She maintains professional memberships with the American College of Cardiology,
American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Virginia Counsel of Nurse Practitioners.
Mindi came to VCC in September 2019, working closely with Dr. Thomas Martyak. She practices at Mary Washington Hospital treating inpatients, as well as taking care of outpatients in our office. Her background allows her to treat a variety of cardiac conditions, with a special interest in woman’s cardiac health. Her previous experience was with a large cardiology practice in Pennsylvania for 9 years. She graduated from Emory University with a master’s in nursing and maintains professional national licensure with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Dan grew up locally in the region, graduating from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a degree in chemistry. From there, he attended Physician Assistant School at Bethel University in Tennessee. Dan joined VCC in February of 2017, working closely with Dr. Harish Chandra. Previously Dan spent three years working at Mary Washington Hospital with the Fredericksburg Hospitalist group. Dan’s special areas of interest are structural heart and interventional cardiology.
Lori is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Originally from New York State, she earned her Bachelors in Nursing degree from Utica College in 1998. She moved to Virginia in 2001, where she continued to practice as a Pediatric nurse, eventually transitioning into Adult Critical Care. In 2012, she earned her Masters degree from Marymount University. Her extensive Cardiology experience has included General Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. She is excited to rejoin VCC working closely with Dr. Askew. She maintains professional membership with American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Sarah Younan is a board-certified Physician Assistant who joined the practice in 2022 and works closely with Dr. Jeffrey Askew. Before becoming a Physician Assistant, Sarah worked as an Emergency Room Technician and served as a volunteer EMT in Maryland. While working, she received her undergraduate degree in Public Health Science and her Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. During her studies, she specifically researched health policies impacting hospital outcomes for heart failure admissions. She is a 2021 graduate of Shenandoah University’s Physician Assistant Program and has clinical interests in general cardiology and lifestyle medicine.
Phone: 540-361-2922 | Fax: 540-361-2927
Opening as of January 3, 2023
4604 Spotsylvania Parkway, Suite 310
Pogonia Medical Arts Building, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Our team at Virginia Cardiovascular Consultants is very pleased to announce the opening of their new offices at Pogonia Medical Arts Building, 4604 Spotsylvania Parkway, Suite 310, Fredericksburg, as they continue to provide compassionate, quality cardiovascular care to the Fredericksburg community. We will continue to schedule office appointments, stress echo and nuclear testing at the current location of 1201 Sam Perry Boulevard until the construction of the rest of the new offices and facilities is finished and VCC completes relocating all its offices and testing facilities to the Pogonia Medical Arts Building this spring.
As of January 3, 2023, Dr. Harish Chandra, Dr. Dennis Dunning and their team of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners will see patients at both offices. They will provide the full scope of interventional cardiovascular procedures exclusively at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. Dr. Chandra will also treat patients at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, as needed. VCC is recruiting additional electrophysiologists. Dr. Henry Clemo, VCC electrophysiologist who founded this service at VCC plans to retire in 18 months. He and his team of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will continue to see patients at the 1201 Sam Perry Boulevard, Suite 220, until VCC relocates all its offices and testing facilities in the spring of 2023. Then he and his team will continue to provide their electrophysiology patient care services at the new VCC facilities. Dr. Jeffrey Askew will have appointments to see patients at the 1201 Sam Perry Boulevard, Suite 280 location until he leaves VCC on February 22, 2023. VCC physicians and providers welcome his patients to continue their care with them after that date.