Visit Midlothian AfterHours
Mon-Fri 6–9PM, Sat-Sun 1–7PM
No Appointment Needed
About Midlothian AfterHours
Having a sick child at night or on the weekend when your trusted pediatrician’s office isn’t open can leave parents unsure where to turn for the right care.
Midlothian AfterHours is your trusted, local resource.
We are a group of local pediatricians who have come together to provide pediatric services after most offices have closed. You can be assured your child will be seen by an experienced local pediatrician, and you may even recognize our after hours providers from your local pediatrician’s office.
When your child needs care Monday through Friday from 6PM to 9PM, or Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 7PM we are here.
No appointment is needed. We offer limited wait times, accept most major insurance providers, and will even coordinate with your primary pediatrics office after your visit to transfer notes and ensure a seamless quality of care for your child.
Offering Covid-19 Testing For Your Child, No Appointment Needed
Meet Our Pediatricians
Dr. Theresa Bartholomew
Tamara A. Charity Brown, MD, FAAP
Associates in Pediatrics
Tamara Charity-Brown, MD is a physician owner at Associates in Pediatrics. She brings almost 20 years of experience in the field of Pediatrics. In addition to her medical
expertise, she is the mother of four children, and brings a practical side to helping parents raise healthy, happy, children.
Dr. Charity-Brown is a proud “Double Hoo”. She graduated of the University of Virginia with an Echols Interdisciplinary degree with concentrations in biology, environmental
science and women's’ studies. She completed her medical degree at the University four years later. Dr. Charity-Brown then moved to Richmond, Virginia to start her Pediatric
residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. In her practice, she focuses on newborn care and breastfeeding, ADHD, and asthma.
Dr. Charity-Brown has been married for over twenty years to Carlos Brown, with whom they have four children ranging in age from college to elementary school. In her free
time she enjoys travel, Pinterest browsing, and spending time with family. She serves on several boards in the community that focus on improving the lives of young people in
the Richmond community and beyond.
Michele Burget, MD, FAAP*
James River Pediatrics
Dr. Burget received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University, her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at The Medical College of Virginia. She joined James River Pediatrics in 2003. When she isn’t spending quality time with her patients, she enjoys being outdoors, skiing, traveling, spending time with her family and volunteering at her children’s schools.
Beth Cullen, MD, FAAP
Dr. Cullen graduated with a bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University where she served as the vice president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cullen joined Huguenot Pediatrics in 1997 and has been happily providing care to her patients since that time. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending free time with her husband and two children.
Philip Dawson, MD, FAAP*
West End Pediatrics
Why a Doctor?
think I wanted to be a doctor from about the age of ten. I liked science, and as I grew and matured became more and more interested in personal interactions, relationships, and what makes people healthy in all aspects. When I finally got to medical school, I was fascinated by how the human body works and knew I was in the right place.
Why a Pediatrician?
There was that pivotal moment in medical school when I got a hug from Juliette, a sweet three-year-old French Canadian girl recovering from pneumonia, but it is more than that. Pediatricians are fun. Kids are fun. You get to smile every day. And it's really true, kids do say the "darndest" things and it's usually hilarious.
Doing what fascinates you, doing what you're good at, laughing while you do it....doesn't get much better than that!
Dr. Monica Donohue
Sharon Fitzsimmons, MD
Dr. Christien Jones
Indra Kancitis, MD, FAAP
Dr. Kancitis holds a Bachelor of Science from The College of William and Mary, a Doctor of Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and a Master’s in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her Residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident of Ambulatory Pediatrics. Dr. Kancitis came to Huguenot Pediatrics after nearly 10 years as a faculty member at the VCU Children's Hospital of Richmond.
Dr. Kancitis enjoys the outdoors, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Joanne Lane, DO, FAAP
Associates in Pediatrics
Dr. Lane received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM) in Stratford, New Jersey. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been designated as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). She along with her family relocated to the greater Richmond area and joined Associates in Pediatrics in September 2015. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family reading, hiking, running, and summertime trips to the beach. She is a native of the greater Philadelphia area and is an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Sixers.
Hilary O’Boyle, MD
Sean O'Boyle, MD
Dr. O'Boyle received his medical degree from Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in 2017. He then went on to do his residency training in pediatrics at Emory University. He is a proud alumnus of
The University of Notre Dame where he completed his undergraduate degree, and he also has a Masters degree in Physiology from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. O'Boyle is particularly interested in sports medicine within the field of pediatrics.
In addition to medicine, Dr. O'Boyle's interests include running, watching his favorite sports teams
(Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Atlanta Braves), enjoying live music, reading, and traveling. A native of
rural Georgia, he is excited to be moving to Richmond with his wife, who is a Richmond native and
Jill Ryland, MD, FAAP*
Dr. Ryland has been practicing pediatrics for over 20 years. Since acquiring her medical degree from VCU’s Medical College of Virginia, she has been included in America’s Top Pediatricians and is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa (a national honorary society) and Alpha Omega Alpha (a medical honorary society). She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her passion for pediatrics includes newborn and well child care, asthma, ADHD, depression/ anxiety and autism. A mother of three, she enjoys biking, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Martha Saunders, MD, FAAP
Dr. Saunders attended the University of Richmond, received her Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia, and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina. She also completed a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatric Care at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), and was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at MCV prior to becoming a founder of Huguenot Pediatrics in 1990. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Saunders enjoys reading, visiting the beach, and spending time with her family and three children.
Dr. Sutherland received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in 2000. She moved to Richmond, Virginia to attend Virginia
Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia where she completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency. She is designated as a Fellow of the American Academy of
Pediatrics. Dr. Sutherland joined Associates in Pediatrics in July 2003, three years after Keith Derco, MD founded the practice. She has been a physician owner since 2006.
After Dr. Derco retired in 2017, Dr. Sutherland became the senior partner at Associates in Pediatrics.
Dr. Sutherland has received awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics for exceeding the standard requirements for Continuing Medical Education. She has also been
highlighted in the Top Docs issue of Richmond Magazine in April of 2012. Her passion for pediatrics includes newborn care, asthma, ADHD, and wellness of her patients.
Health and fitness is a priority inside and outside of the office for Dr Sutherland. She is an active member of the Shady Grove YMCA where she has served on the Board
of Management for several years. At the Y, she has served on the Executive Committee and was the chair of the Healthy Living Committee. Dr. Sutherland has been working to
promote exercise, health, and nutrition in our patients as well as our community. She has personally averaged two marathons per year since 2010 and has competed in the
Boston Marathon every year since 2012.
Dr. Sutherland enjoys reading, travelling, teaching, and spending time outdoors. She loves the beach and visiting family. She cherishes the everyday busy life with her
husband, two children, and labradoodle.
Charlotte (Bibbee) Vellenoweth, MD, FAAP
Associates in Pediatrics
Dr. Charlotte (Bibbee) Vellenoweth joined Associates in Pediatrics in August 2017. "Dr. V," as we call her, is a native of West Virginia. She graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Exercise Physiology and went on to earn her MD degree from WVU as well. Let's Go Mountaineers!! In 2014, she moved to Columbia, South Carolina to complete her pediatric residency at Palmetto Health (now Prisma) Children's Hospital. She now resides in Montpelier, Virginia with her husband, John Vellenoweth, and their two dogs, Archer and Alice. She enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, gardening, reading, yoga and cheering on the Collegiate track team (where her husband coaches pole vault)!
Elizabeth “Beth” Weirick-Sacks
John Zachary, MD, FAAP*
James River Pediatrics
Dr. Zachary founded James River Pediatrics over two decades ago. He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Notre Dame and medical degree from The University of Loyola, Chicago. A father of four and grandfather to nine, he helps to foster active lifestyles in all of his patients.