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Kelly G Gwathmey, MD

out of 5
160 Ratings
34 Comments

Specialty

Neuromuscular
Neurology

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center
417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (NOW Center)
11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

Department

Neurology

Education

Medical School

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency

University of Virginia

Fellowship

University of Virginia (clinical neurophysiology), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (neuromuscular)

Biography

Fostering relationships and treatments in neuromuscular health

For Dr. Kelly Gwathmey, becoming a neurologist came naturally not only due to a fascination with neuroscience, but an enjoyment of interacting with people. Compassionate care, an understanding of human biology, and a friendly bedside manner are essential for a physician who treats peripheral nervous system conditions and autoimmune diseases.

Fellowship-trained in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disorders, Dr. Gwathmey is one of the more recent additions to VCU Health’s fast-growing Neuromuscular Division. “I feel very fortunate to be a part of this amazing group,” she says. “We all bring our own individual strengths to the division.”

An initial visit with Dr. Gwathmey includes taking a thorough medical history, a neurological exam and, usually, an EMG (electromyography) procedure. An EMG is the primary tool used to diagnose neuromuscular disorders. In our multidisciplinary clinics, Dr. Gwathmey is able to partner with speech, physical, occupational and respiratory therapists for patients who require a full spectrum of care. 

Dr. Gwathmey is also an assistant clinical professor of neurology at the VCU School of Medicine and is enthusiastic about the evolution of treatment options in the neuromuscular field. “There are many new medications for neuromuscular diseases, some of which were previously untreatable,” she says. “It’s extremely exciting to see so much progress in understanding the underlying functions of these diseases and in their drug development in such a short amount of time.” 

Dr. Gwathmey has treated some of the same patients in Virginia for over a decade, and enjoys building relationships and getting to know them and their families. If you are seeing her for the first time, can expect her listen and understand your concerns and symptoms. She believes learning your story can be helpful in creating a personalized care plan. 

When Dr. Gwathmey isn’t caring for her neuromuscular patients, the Richmond native enjoys hiking and exploring Virginia and beyond with her husband and two children.

Research interests

Dr. Gwathmey’s research interests include studying quality of life instruments in neuromuscular diseases, as well as participating in clinical trials for specific conditions such as myasthenia gravis in addition to inflammatory myopathies and neuropathies.

 

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (NOW Center)

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

Ratings & Reviews

160 Ratings
34 Comments

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All good.
October 2020
Very knowledgeable, a true expert in her field, kind and compassionate. I know I am in good hands with Dr. Gwathmey. Very thankful for her excellent care.
September 2020
Dr. Gwathmey is amazing! She respects my input and allows a discussion between us that helps me better understand my condition(s) and is genuinely a caring person. She has a holistic approach that makes me confident in following her advise.
September 2020
Excellent 'bed side' manner
August 2020
My experience was excellent. Dr. Gwathmey is very easy to talk with and she answered all of my questions and made suggestions for my ongoing care.
August 2020
This is the 2nd time I've met with Dr. Gwathmey - She's very attentive and spent a quality amount of time with me. She took the time to answer all of my questions. She's also very impressive as a physician with her expertise in this area of medicine!
July 2020
Had a great experience. Would recommend!
July 2020
Dr. Gwathmey had thoroughly reviewed my records and was very knowledgeable about my complicated medical history.
July 2020
Very professional.
July 2020
She was awesome.
June 2020
Awesome!
June 2020
Dr. Kelly Gwathmey is probably the best doctor I have ever had. You are lucky to have her - and so am I.
June 2020
Dr. Gwathmey was super!
April 2020
Very impressed w/providers interest in my case.
April 2020
So glad she came to VCU Health, & she's my provider.
April 2020
Dr. Gwathmey is an outstanding, compassionate, brilliant provider and one of the best providers I have ever had!
April 2020
Dr. Gwathmey is very knowledgeable and effective.
March 2020
All positive, very personable.
March 2020
Dr. Gwathmey is an excellent doctor. She is very intelligent, compassionate, and concerned about you as a patient of hers. Her professionalism "shines" through like a strong light at night! I feel blessed that she is my doctor.
March 2020
I have no complaints all very good thank you very much blessings.
December 2019
I feel very confident in the level of care that I have been given.
November 2019
Dr. Gwathmey is well informed and very attentive to new issues that have risen.
October 2019
Dr. Gwathmey has a great bedside manner & is very empathetic & thorough.
October 2019
[...] Coming to VCU Health and meeting [...] & Dr. Gwathmey seriously opened my eyes to a lot, they made me feel safe & assured that they would do everything they could to help find the answers I need within their medical expertise or find someone who can.
September 2019
Even though the visit was long it was very thoroughly.
September 2019
Love her attentiveness.
September 2019
After almost 3 yrs. going from dr. to dr. - I was so fortunate to find Kelly Gwathmey M.D. [...] Someone was watching over me when she came to VCU Health (Richmond) [...]!
September 2019
[...] I am VERY pleased with Dr. Gwathmey.
September 2019
Felt very comfortable with Dr. Gwathmey.
September 2019
I'm dealing with a mysterious/chronic health condition. Dr. Gwathmey is, by far, the best doctor I've seen over the last few years. I can't praise her enough.
August 2019
[...] all very good.
August 2019
Dr. Gwathmey is a breath of fresh air to VCU Health neurology. She knows her stuff and is a go getter. I've received more help from her in 3 months than from my previous VCU Health neurologist in three years.
August 2019
We are choosing to continue Dr. Gwathmey's care as we feel confident in coming up with a specific plan with her & other drs. (allergist - holistic dr.) etc. to a path of wellness.
August 2019
Dr. was very informative about what my condition could be. Explained the process towards diagnosis. Took her time to explain.
August 2019