Dana Davis Covington, MD, a Hospitalist with Riverside Regional Medical Center

Get to know Hospitalist Dr. Dana Davis Covington, who serves patients in Newport News, Virginia.

Dr. Covington, a native of Surry County, VA, is a skilled hospitalist who is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. It is the most comprehensive medical facility in the region, offering advanced diagnostics and emergency treatment when patients need it most. She serves on a variety of committees to improve the quality of care patients receive and gives back to the community in various ways, individually by volunteering at the Surry Area free clinic, and collectively through her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  

“At Riverside, our mission is to provide healthcare experiences that are just as remarkable. We do this for each and every person, regardless of their personal or economic circumstances. We offer our highest     thinking, our kindest touch, and our strongest commitment to excellence,” as stated on their website. 

Dr. Covington is a 2001 Norfolk State University (NSU) alumna and a Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS) Scholar, who majored in biology with the goal of attending medical school. The DNIMAS Program is a highly successful and rigorous honors program for mathematics and science majors with the goal of producing highly capable graduates who can help address the severe shortage of minority scientists. The program also produces graduates capable of successfully entering and completing medical or other professional schools. 

Dr. Covington states, “The education I received as a DNIMAS scholar provided a solid foundation for my future endeavors. It was during this time, that I sharpened my study habits and fostered lifelong relationships with other like-minded students and professionals in the NSU community.” 

A 2005 graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Dr. Covington went on to perform her residency in Internal Medicine at the same educational venue. During her time at EVMS, Covington was awarded several scholarships, namely, the Florence Smith Scholarship, the Lewis-Gale Scholarship, and the Faculty Admissions Scholarship. She became board-certified in internal medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine, a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Dr. Covington attributes her accomplishments to her faith in God and support from her family.  She is the daughter of Shirley Davis and the late William L. Davis, Sr. and is married to Brian Covington. They have two daughters, Olivia and Alexis.

Hospital medicine is a medical specialty that exists in some countries as a branch of internal or family medicine, dealing with the care of acutely ill hospitalized patients. Physicians whose primary professional focus is caring for hospitalized patients only while they are in the hospital are called hospitalists.

Learn More about Dr. Dana Davis Covington:

Through her findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/693400-Dana-Covington-Internist or through Riverside Medical Group, https://www.riversideonline.com/rmg/search/profile.cfm?npi=1245491356 

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