Dr. Downey is a strong believer in Primary Care, as an active listening and engaged patient/physician relationship. Central to this, is the impact underlying nutrition, physical activity, sleep, managing stress and thoughtfully addressing health issues and preventative care. Her goal is to share her 23 years of practice experience and medical knowledge with her patients to help guide and empower them in their decision making process. Dr. Downey also incorporates Osteopathic Manual Treatment when appropriate. She cares for patients of all ages, but has a soft spot for teens.
Dr. Downey is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. Originally from NYC, she attended undergrad at New York University followed by medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Family Practice Residency at St. Barnabus Hospital in NYC, achieving special recognition for Excellence in Family Practice. Following residency she moved to Europe with her German husband, and lived in Germany and England, working as a Civilian provider for the US ARMY. After 16 years abroad, she returned to the States in 2016, and relocated to Charlottesville, VA. She worked at Charlottesville's Downtown Family Health, until April 2019, when she decided to pursue her dream of starting a Direct Primary Care Medical Practice.
In her free time, Dr. Downey can be found with her family and Swiss Entlebucher dog, hiking, cross country skiing, gardening, diving into a new sci-fi novel, advocating for the environment and hanging out with her large extended family cooking, playing guitars and singing.
She looks forward to this next exciting chapter of Direct Primary Care Medicine, where she can focus more on what she loves to do...manage patients.
Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Saint Barnabas Hospital Family Medicine
Board Certification: Family Medicine