Welcome to Commonwealth Family Practice. We provide comprehensive primary care services for adults and children. Age treated varies by physician: Dr Huffman—5 years and older and Dr. Thornton — infants and older.
To make an appointment, please call our office at (757) 930-0091. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first appointment so that we may get to know you and obtain important health information. If you need to change your appointment time, we appreciate notification at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled visit. Please note that we do not accept walk-in patients but can often provide same day appointments for acute illnesses.
- Insurance card
- Photo I.D.
- Co-payment, if needed
- List of medications or the original prescription bottles
We accept most major insurance including Aetna, Cigna, Healthkeepers, Healthkeepers Plus, MDIPA, Optima, United Health Care, Trigon, as well as Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare and Mailhandlers. We are also accepting new Medicare patients. If you don't see your carrier listed, please call our office at (757) 930-0091. When you make your appointment, please confirm that we accept your insurance.
As a means of expediting care and increasing patient safety, we store medical records electronically. This secure system facilitates fast, clear communication among your physicians and specialists. In the event of an emergency, our physicians have immediate access to your medical history, which can be critical and sometimes lifesaving in helping to properly diagnose and treat your condition. Please be assured that your personal medical records are confidential, and we will not release information without your permission. Please review Riverside Health System's Privacy Statement for more information.
During your first appointment, and after we have established your electronic medical record, you may sign up for myHealth eLink. Through this highly secure, convenient, online communication tool, you can:
- Access your electronic medical record summary
- Request appointments and prescription refills
- Review immunization records
- Receive test results from your doctor