Family Medicine Doctor in Williamsburg, VA
Matthew D. Fenlason, DO, earned his undergraduate degree in Applied Health Sciences from Wheaton College in Illinois, graduating cum laude. He then earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Fenlason completed family medicine residency training in Hampton Roads, serving as Chief Resident and receiving the resident teaching award. TPMG welcomed Dr. Matthew Fenlason to TPMG – Williamsburg Family Medicine in 2019.
As an osteopathic family medicine doctor in Williamsburg, Dr. Fenlason believes in wellness promotion and injury prevention, considering “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He takes a comprehensive approach to treatment, looking beyond the patient’s initial symptoms and illness to also factor in the mind, body, and spirit.
A sports enthusiast himself, Dr. Fenlason enjoys treating athletes and sports injuries. He has a particular medical interest in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a hands-on treatment used to restore the body to its natural balance and encourage the body to recover from injury faster. Dr. Fenlason uses OMT to help with pain, chronic disease, and injuries in his daily practice, and he encourages active lifestyles, and evidence-based medicine to help patients thrive. He is also experienced in treating musculoskeletal conditions utilizing osteopathic principles and techniques such as Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). He is experienced in treating chronic conditions such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, and hypertension.
Dr. Fenlason is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and has also served as a Virginia Representative for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Annual Congress.
Outside of the office, Dr. Fenlason serves as an active American Sign Language interpreter. He is passionate about philanthropic outreach and was drawn to the medical field after several medical mission trips serving underprivileged populations in Peru and Liberia. He has also completed numerous global medicine rotations in developing countries. In his free time, Dr. Fenlason enjoys numerous outdoor activities including hiking and kayaking, along with the diverse history this area has to offer.
Undergraduate: Applied Health Science, Wheaton College
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Residency: Family Medicine
Board Certified: Family Medicine