Gretchen M. Sapone, PA-C, earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies with distinction graduating Cum Laude from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gretchen is a Certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) with 20 years of experience practicing in the Virginia Beach area.
Gretchen was drawn to a career in medicine, as it encompasses a vast degree of medical knowledge, a detailed understanding of the dynamic systems of the human body in both health and disease states, and provides continuous learning. She enjoys developing long-term relationships with her patients and the ability to positively impact a person’s health. As a physician assistant, she believes transparency and honesty are paramount to successful patient care. She always tries to place herself in the shoes of her patient to be relatable and ensure all of their concerns are addressed.
With years of experience in family medicine, Gretchen treats a variety of conditions ranging from chronic to acute illnesses. She has a particular interest in providing care to individuals suffering from long-term health issues including diabetes, depression, and thyroid disease. These cases allow her the unique opportunity to impact the health and wellbeing of an individual by developing a treatment plan that evolves over their lifespan.
Gretchen is an active member of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants (VAPA). She also serves as a member of the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) Seashell Circle, a volunteer organization of women from Virginia Beach who dedicate their time, energy, and resources to local community outreach.
Outside of the office, Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family, staying active in various fitness classes, and watching her favorite Pittsburgh sports teams, the Penguins and Steelers. Gretchen is married with two children and is actively involved in her kids’ academics and sports. Gretchen warmly welcomes new patients to contact the office to reserve an appointment with her.
Graduate: Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Duquesne University
Certified Physician Assistant