Kristina Manion, DO was recognized by the American Health Council as “Best in Medicine” for her outstanding contributions to the medical field. A physician at Patient First in Richmond, Va., Dr. Manion treats up to 21 patients daily, reviews laboratory results, performs phone assessments and supervises three advanced registered nurse practitioners. Since entering the healthcare industry over 12 years ago, Dr. Manion has expanded her skills and knowledge in osteopathic manipulation therapy, patient care and medicine.
Dr. Manion’s interest in medicine sparked after shadowing a family doctor in eighth grade. The project, coupled with her affinity for science, led her to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. With a goal to help others live balanced and healthier lives, Dr. Manion enrolled at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and completed an internship and a residency in family practice at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, she practices osteopathic manipulative therapy.
Dr. Manion is an active member of several professional associations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the Washington State Medical Association and ACOSP. In her free time, she enjoys traveling abroad, admiring fiber arts and reading. She volunteers time and funds to FISH Food Bank and the United Way. With a successful career at hand — one that she attributes to her mentors and networking — Dr. Manion plans to teach the osteopathic manipulative therapy technique to medical students.
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Physician at Patient First
- Since opening its first medical center in 1981, Patient First’s vision remains the same: making access to quality medical care as convenient and cost-effective as possible.
- Patient First now offers both primary and urgent care services and participates in most insurance plans.
- Patient First also provides a broad range of Occupational Health services. There are currently 73 Patient First centers in the mid-Atlantic region.