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 is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, Medical Society of Virginia, Virginia Neurological Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Her 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, and she heads the TMS Program here at OPG. 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.