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Mary Washington Spine and Rehabilitation

Mary Washington Spine and Rehabilitation

For the safety of our community and our healthcare workers, visitation at all Mary Washington Medical Group facilities is restricted. Visitors will be asked to wait in their cars until the patient's appointment has ended. Individuals with disabilities may receive assistance from a caregiver, but the caregiver may be asked to wait in their vehicle to adhere to social distancing guidelines.


Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Voicemail: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. and after 4:30 p.m.


Please call 540.374.3233 (Cosner's Corner) or 540.368.3970 (Cowan Center) to schedule an appointment. Click or tap the virtual visits button to learn more about telephone and video visits.

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Mary Washington Spine and Rehabilitation delivers a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of painful disorders. Our staff practices advanced techniques, including interventional procedures, medication management, behavioral therapy and rehabilitation or a combination of these to address complex and multidimensional pain syndromes.

Our Services

Our clinic based in Fredericksburg, VA, specializes in pain management procedures and diagnostics. We offer simple procedures to alleviate pain, including many non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures to treat pain precisely at the problematic site, which improves the underlying problem and thereby relieves the pain.

We provide modern treatments for the following conditions and symptoms related to pain:

  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Post laminectomy pain syndrome
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Hip bursitis
  • Joint disease
  • Peripheral neuralgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Our Treatments

Our goal is to find a suitable treatment option that alleviates pain and restores your health as quickly as possible. With cutting edge technology and a state-of-the-art treatment center located in Fredericksburg, VA, we are setting new standards in the field of pain management, an area of medicine that focuses on relieving the discomfort caused by painful disorders. Our experienced staff is highly trained in the latest techniques and treatment methods, including:

  • Lumbar epidural steroid injection
  • Lumbar transforaminal steroid injection
  • Caudal epidural steroid injection
  • Facet joint injection
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
  • Medial branch block
  • Lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Cervical radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Cervical epidural steroid injection
  • Thoracic epidural steroid injection
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided hip injection
  • Discography
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar sympathetic block
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy (PRP)

Teresa Kerge, MD, FAAPMR

Pain Management

Dr. Kerge received her medical degree from Georgetown University and then completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at VA Commonwealth University.

Education and Experience

Bhavin S. Suthar, MD, FAAPMR

Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Suthar received his medical degree from Louisiana State University and then completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University.

Education and Experience

Laura Britton, PA-C

Ms. Britton graduated from Anne Arundel Community College-University of Maryland's Physician Assistant-Master of Science Health Science inaugural collaborative program. In addition to her PA and MSHS degrees, she has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from George Washington University and an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services, Paramedic from Northern Virginia Community College.

Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Ms. Britton was a Paramedic, worked for a volunteer rescue squad, worked in the Inova Fairfax Hospital Emergency Department as an ED Tech II, taught middle school math, science and English, and ran her own tutoring business.

Ms. Britton was born and raised in Washington, DC, but spent her summers in the Fredericksburg area. She made a permanent move to this area after completing PA school. She has a life-long history of charitable outreach and currently volunteers at the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic.

Heather Brown, MSEd, PA-C

Heather is a local Virginian - she graduated high school in Spotsylvania County and later returned after finishing her Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in 2001. Heather received her bachelors degree in Sports Medicine from St. Andrew's Presbyterian College in North Carolina and then earner her Master's of Science in Education as a Certified Athletic Training from Old Dominion University.

After graduating from Wake Forest, Heather worked locally as a Physician Assistant - primarily in orthopedics with an emphasis in spine injuries. As a result of her 20 plus years of combined medical experience, Heather has developed a passion for educating patients about their medical conditions and treatment options so that together the patient and provider can tailor a treatment plan that is appropriate and improves the quality of life for her patients.

Meredith Chappell, PA-C

Kayla Pulley, PA-C

Kayla (she/her/hers) grew up in Atlanta, GA where she attended Oglethorpe University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology. Shortly after graduation, Kayla moved to Denver, CO where she trained as an emergency medical technician and served as Safety Director to Porter Hospital's Hyperbaric Medicine Center for several years. Additionally, she worked in Type 1 Diabetes research and interpreted heart rhythms, all while enjoying the Rocky Mountain outdoors.

Kayla attended Radford University Carilion's Physician Assistant program in Roanoke, VA, graduating with an award for her service to the community and leadership in the PA profession as well as becoming a Student Leader Fellow with AAPA's LBGT PA Caucus. Kayla is passionate about serving her community and providing a safe space for all patients, including those from diverse backgrounds.

Awards & Recognitions

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