Dr. Heatwole is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her residency in Neurology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She later returned to join the EVMS faculty in Neurology with interests in headache, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and other diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
Dr. Heatwole’s passion for most of her career has been in the practice of general adult neurology, providing care for many patients in this community with headache disorders, epilepsy, stroke, neuromuscular disease, Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. During the last decade, Dr. Heatwole has become increasingly interested in the interconnections between mind and body, and is now equally passionate about the psychiatric and psychological issues that not only impact the course of patients neurological illnesses, but their abilities or inabilities to live as full a life as possible. Dr. Heatwole’s interest in neuropsychiatry has further lead her to be trained in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-pharmacologic treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. You will find that Dr. Heatwole’s thoroughness, attention to the wholeness of her patients, and her overall passion for what she does, make her an outstanding physician in this community.
Dr. Heatwole joined our team in April 2015.
1991 Residency, Vanderbilt University
1987 M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School
1982 B.S. in Chemistry, The College of William and Mary
Active Member, American Academy of Neurology
Active Member, Virginia Neurological Society
Active Member, Medical Society of Virginia