Our Team

Charles K. Phillips, MD
Charles K. Phillips, M.D.After earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1995, Dr. Phillips completed family medicine residency training with Riverside Health System in Newport News. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Because he wanted to take care of patients of all ages, Dr. Phillips chose the specialty of family medicine and its broad spectrum of health care challenges. His extensive expertise includes an aptitude for performing minor surgeries in the office, including skin tag removal, skin biopsies and ingrown toenail excisions.

In practice for 20 years, Dr. Phillips is an experienced physician named as a “Top Doc” by Coastal Virginia Magazine. He intentionally approaches his patients with kindness, active listening and respect for them and their time.

Meenal D. Dwyer, MD
Meenal D. Dwyer, MD Dr. Dwyer earned her medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed family medicine residency training with Riverside Health System in Newport News in 2006. Dr. Dwyer is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Enjoying interactions with people in all different stages of life, Dr. Dwyer especially treasures the opportunity to know and care for multiple generations of families. Her medical philosophy goes beyond “saving lives,” rather, she believes her purpose is to empower her patients to lead healthier lives. To accomplish that goal, Dr. Dwyer strives to take time to understand her patients’ goals and priorities through clear and honest communication.

Experienced in the full spectrum of family medicine, Dr. Dwyer has particular expertise in performing skin biopsies, skin tag removal, ingrown toenail removal, routine joint injections and routine gynecologic care. She is a strong advocate of preventative medicine.

Krystyna Caratachea, DNP,CFNP
Krystyna Caratachea, DNP, CFNPKrystyna Caratachea  graduated from Old Dominion University and completed her training at Hayes Medical Center. She has a doctorate of nurse practitioner and is a certified family nurse practitioner. Her special interests are women's health, preventative medicine, weight control and management of chronic diseases.

Ms. Caratachea believes that family medicine is the right field for her. "I love the variety of problems and the diversity of family practice. I feel like it is the greatest gift to heal the sick."

Language in addition to English: Spanish