Meet the Team!
David L. Werwath, MD A.B.E.M.
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Werwath's goal in opening The Doctor's In was to provide the highest quality patient care in an efficient, caring manner. Dr. Werwath received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1981 before completing his pediatrics internship in 1982, and then spent his emergency medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. In his free time, Dr. Werwath enjoys spending time with family on the boat, playing with his 6 amazing grandchildren, and eating his favorite food, shrimp!
Sally Ortiz, MSN, FNP-BC
Our wonderful NP Sally has been working with our practice since 2017, providing exceptional patient care with an individualized approach. Before joining our team, Sally worked in multiple specialties, including dermatology, emergency medicine, as well as serving in the Navy Reserves. Our patients love Sally for her kind, thorough approach, as well as her infectious laugh! Sally works part-time with our clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays. On her days off, Sally is an avid tennis player and enjoys sharing a glass of wine with her husband, Ken.
Jacquie Oliver, MPA, PA-C
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Jacquie previously worked in our clinic before starting PA school at EVMS, graduating in May 2020 with Pi Alpha honors. Jacquie is a current member of VAPA, AAPA, and Pi Alpha Honor Society. Along with starting a new career, Jacquie recently got married this fall. A few of her favorite things include her new puppy, wild horse conservation, and drinking sake with her husband, Luke.
Kelsey Sayre, MPA, PA-C
Another former scribe, Kelsey returned to The Doctor's In this summer after graduating from Campbell's PA Program in July 2020. Although Kelsey is on maternity leave this fall after having her first daughter, we will be eagerly awaiting her return! Kelsey enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with her husband Brett and their animals on the farm.
Advanced practice providers have become increasingly more prevalent in healthcare as the demand for providers continues to grow. Learn more about the differences between our providers by reading below.
Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who have a master's-level education, certification, state licensure, and prescriptive authority. Their training is based in the nursing model of healthcare, emphasizing evidence-based patient-centered care. NP's generally have a more specific concentration in their training. In some states, NP's are able to practice independently of a physician.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
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Physician Assistant (PA)
Physician Assistants also have a master's-level education rooted in the medical model of education, similar to the training undergone by MD's. PA's work collaboratively with physicians to provide exceptional patient care. PA's also hold prescriptive authority as well as national certifications and state licensure. PA's tend to have a more generalized education and specialize in their scope of practice upon graduation.
Linda Benson, BSN, RN
Linda, one of the most delightful people you've ever met, is our lab draw and prior authorization extraordinaire. We have been lucky to have her on our staff for nearly 10 years, and we look forward to the next 10! Linda loves to be with her family, especially with her husband of 40 years, Jim, and their 5 beautiful grandchildren.
All of our providers are extremely well-qualified and are more than happy to see you for any of your medical needs. Our office could not function at its current level without their expertise and dedication to patient care.
Our office operates on a scribe system, in which we employ highly-qualified, enthusiastic college graduates. These scribes are the backbone of the clinic, as they assist all of our providers with medical documentation, lab draws, and patient intake. Over the last 18 years, 13 of our scribes have gone on to multiple programs, including nursing, medical, and PA school. Our current scribe staff includes Helena, [redacted], Erin, Bryn, Madi, and Izzy (not pictured).