James River Family Practice, LLC.

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Meet Our Health Care Providers

Dr. Halverson, D.O., FAAFP

James M. Halverson, D.O., FAAFP

Dr. Halverson graduated with honors from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992 (Kirksville was the first osteopathic medical school in the country). He completed his residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center. In addition to general medicine, he has extensive training and experience in hospital and emergency medicine.

Before attending medical school, he coached basketball and taught high school chemistry and physics for four years. He also has a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's degree in education; both are from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Halverson is dedicated to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention of disease. He believes that educating patients about their conditions and helping them learn how to manage their medical problems are important aspects of care. Dr. Halverson is a diplomat of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Winter McFarland, FNP-C

NP McFarland received her Associates degree in nursing from Tidewater Community College in 2008 before receiving her Masters degree in Nursing from Waldron University in 2018 with honors. She is a Family Nurse Practioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practioners and an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurses Honor Society. Nurse Practioner McFarland providers healthcare to patients from two years of age throughout their lifespan. She enjoys collaborating with patients in order to develop realistic and achievable plans and goals that meet the needs of both the patient and provider. She believes in providing excellent care while working together in order to treat disease processes and maintain a healthy balanced life. Health promotion and prevention are, for her, of the utmost importance in healthcare.