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Brian Josephs

Brian Josephs

MD FACOG

Dr. Brian Josephs founded Advanced Care for Women in 2013. His mission is to offer the women in the community and surrounding areas a practice where they are heard and respected. Prior to forming his practice, Dr. Josephs attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate degree and received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in 2005. Dr. Josephs is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has practiced in the area for many years, and mentors other physicians in the local area. Dr. Josephs has received many accolades based on his surgical expertise and is happy to offer minimally invasive techniques to help his patients return to normal life as quickly as possible. He practices based on his mantra of “healthy moms and healthy babies”.

Dr. Josephs has served as the Department Chairman of Women’s and Children’s Services at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center since 2014. In 2017, Dr. Josephs received the distinguished award of “Provider of the Year” for Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He continues to work relentlessly to see his vision come true.

Amy L. Frederick

Amy L. Frederick

MSN, CNM

Amy attended WV Wesleyan College where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She has cared for women and children since 1999 in various Virginia hospitals. While working with these families, she realized the value of allowing women to have choices in their healthcare. She decided to pursue a career in midwifery in hopes to advocate for women and families to have the birth they truly desire. After attending Frontier Nursing University, where she earned a Master’s Degree; Amy began her midwifery career in Pennsylvania. As a provider, she was able to help many women, not only with childbearing but with many aspects of their healthcare. Her approach centers holistic and safe care for each woman she serves. She is very excited to partner with Dr. Josephs and bring midwifery services to Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas

Lia Shorter

Lia Shorter

MD FACOG

Dr. Lia Shorter earned her medical degree from East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and graduated in 2001.  She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Residency Hospital Reading Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Shorter is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has a keen interest in female sexual dysfunction. She comes with over 16 years of experience in her craft.  Dr. Shorter’s passion is driven by the bonds she builds with her patients over the course of their lives and the enjoyment she holds in keeping them healthy and well.

In her spare time, Dr. Shorter loves spending time with her family, spending time outdoors, and traveling. She is passionately known by her patients as “The Diva Doctor”. 

Lisa Blackwood

Lisa Blackwood

MD

Dr. Lisa Blackwood is a native of New York, but has been practicing women’s health care in the Spotsylvania region for five years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and received her medical education from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She completed her residency at Upstate Medical University in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Program where she also served as the Administrative Chief Resident.

Dr. Blackwood enjoys discussing women’s health concerns of the adolescent patient, encouraging the pregnant patient, addressing the variety of concerns facing young women, supporting the menopausal patient as well as coordinating care for the elderly patient. Dr. Blackwood strongly believes in quality of care and listening to patient needs. She treats all women with compassion and understands the need for patience, caring and gentleness. She takes the time to understand her patients unique needs and educates her patients on their options. Dr. Blackwood’s primary focus is on preventative health. She has taken a special interest in cardiovascular disease prevention and cancer screening risk assessment tools for women.

A tireless advocate for women’s health, Dr. Blackwood volunteered at a community hospital in high school and served as a medical assistant in the campus clinic at Cornell University. She is also the recipient of the Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

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