Valinda Riggins-Nwadike, MD, MPH, OB-GYN

Gynecologist, Women’s Health
Menopause and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Aside from delivering babies at the hospital with a midwife on her team, Dr. Riggins-Nwadike is proud to provide women’s health to the community. Providing the best of both worlds, she uses medicine with natural therapies, including bio-identical hormone therapy and nutritional therapies. She treats the whole person with dynamic provider-patient partnership with positive patient outcomes.

She can perform the basics such as pap smears and routine physicals, or perform gynecological surgery. She can address fertility and birth control needs, as well as many of your primary care needs. She can provide optimal care for menopause, osteoporosis, uterine fibroids, fatigue/insomnia & endocrine imbalance, diabetes & metabolic syndrome, interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infections, endometriosis, and weight loss.

Dr. Riggins-Nwadike is a member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has worked as a physician in a hospital setting for over 15 years delivering babies. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hahnemann University, her medical degree at University of Illinois College of Medicine, her masters of public health at Columbia University, and Bachelor’s at Johns Hopkins University. She speaks fluent Spanish. On her spare time, she spends time with her husband, a veterinarian and her daughter as well as four leggeds, as is an avid jogger running 2 miles a week. Call us today to schedule an appt with Dr. Riggins-Nwadike.

Avtar Robert Moore, DO

Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Moore is a physician who treats many medical conditions whether it be for chronic pain and injuries, or for simple issues like fatigue or for most complex cases. He specializes in Preventive Medicine and Neuro-muscular-skeletal medicine, a specialty in treating pain with Osteopathic Manual Therapy (addressing muscular, nervous and skeletal systems). He treats injuries (falls, auto accidents, sports) for spinal, back, neck and brain (headaches, concussions, brain trauma).

Dr. Moore states, ‘Along with your history and physical, I begin diagnosing and treating most medical issues with my hands. I use my hands to monitor very subtle movements in your tissues, central nervous system and the fluids that can reflect metabolic, emotional, and structural restrictions of your body.

“By giving me this information, your own body helps direct its course of treatment because I believe your body is its best medicine chest.”

Wallisa Vaughn, MD

Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine

We welcome Dr. Wallisa Vaughn, MD, board certified in Family Medicine to our Charlottesville location. She provides primary care coupled with an integrative approach to treat the whole person in a dynamic patient-physician partnership.

Dr Vaughn is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, A4M that combines training in Integrative, Functional, Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine. She recently completed training in Endocrinology with A4M. She has been practicing medicine for over a decade working in hospitals and medical clinics that includes successful patient outcomes on complex cases.

Education & Training

  • McLeod Regional Medical Center Residency
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine Medical School
  • Certifications & Licensure
  • VA State Medical License 2013 – 2018
  • SC State Medical License 2007 – 2015
  • American Board of Family Medicine, certified in Family Medicine

Uzma Mian, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Mian, MD has extensive expertise in both Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine where she combines the best of Internal Medicine with medical scientific based natural therapies. Dr. Mian has over 25 years experience working in hospitals and medical clinics. She is adept in caring for challenging, complex cases. She completed her medical residency at Mount Sinai Health Systems in Internal Medicine in New York City. She completed a 3 year fellowship in Integrative Regenerative, Functional, and Anti-aging Medicine. Patients comment, ‘she is the physician they have been looking for who effectively addressed my challenging conditions. Not only is she one of the sharpest docs I have met, she treats me with kindness, dignity, and respect.’