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Latrina Lemon, MD

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Family Medicine at Capitol Square Healthcare


Family Medicine and Population Health


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VCU School of Medicine


University of Maryland Medical System


University of Maryland Medical System


Primary care means being ready to handle any mix of cases
As a primary care physician, Dr. Latrina Lemon knows each day will bring a different mix of patient cases. From her vantage point providing medical direction for Capitol Square Healthcare, Dr. Lemon sees a cross-section of state employees – as well as their spouses and children, if covered – and their medical conditions.

“We start early, when the state employees start arriving to work,” Dr. Lemon says. “On a full day, we may see a few urgent-care conditions, discuss chronic disease management, and help patients process receiving bad news.”

Capitol Square Healthcare provides affordable and convenient care for state employees, with thousands based within blocks of the downtown Richmond facility. The aim is to provide quality care and get patients in and out of an appointment within 30 minutes, so they can minimize time away from work.

The most common conditions Dr. Lemon and her team see daily are urgent care needs, upper respiratory infections, physicals, well women exams, and depression and anxiety. “Primary care is an all-encompassing specialty, so it’s important to stay up to date,” she adds.

While she might see some patients only once, others turn to Capitol Square Healthcare as their primary care provider. She greets everyone with her warm personality, and she’s committed to getting to know her patients, their families and their personal interests. The more she knows her patients, the better care she can provide – especially as they find they can trust and rely on her.

“Patients need to express their fears and concerns to their providers, as we are here to help guide you through the process,” says Dr. Lemon, whose mother was a nurse and pharmacy technician. With an eye on following her mother into a medical career, she started volunteering in a hospital during high school. 

Picking primary care for her specialty was a natural fit, as she’s always had an interest in caring for a family unit. She likes that primary care means she can care for children, perform minor procedures and manage a patient’s chronic condition – all in the same shift.

Dr. Lemon brings every experience with her when she enters an exam room. Her advanced degree in health administration allows her to understand the broader picture of what a patient must go through to manage their health care, while her earlier years treating severely ill patients as a hospitalist help her now recognize those signs early on.

“The most rewarding part of my job is talking with patients about their day, not necessarily what ailments they are dealing with,” she adds.

Outside of her work with Virginia employees, Dr. Lemon volunteers with the Children’s Museum of Richmond, has found a new interest in running, and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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