Gail Dolan, MD, FAAP, a Pediatrician with Bristow Pediatrics

Get to know Pediatrician Dr. Gail Dolan, who serves patients in Bristow, Virginia.

Dr. Dolan, a board-certified pediatrician, is the Founder of Bristow Pediatrics in Bristow, Virginia. Caring for children from birth through young adulthood, her goal is to provide excellent medical care in a convenient and welcoming environment and to help her patients maintain good health. She has particular interests in breastfeeding, holistic medicine, special needs care, and obesity. 

Born in South Carolina, Dr. Dolan and her family moved around a lot because her father was an Air Force officer (now retired). They lived in Germany, Nebraska, and Hawaii before her father was stationed in Northern Virginia. She went to elementary and middle school in Prince William County, and high school at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. After graduation, she attended the University of Virginia for her undergraduate degree and stayed in Charlottesville to attend the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree in 2000. She then went on to complete her residency in pediatrics at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. 

Following her training, she accepted a position in Culpeper, Virginia, where she practiced for 9 years. During that time, her family moved back to Bristow to be near their family in Nokesville and Manassas. Due to the fact that Dr. Dolan wanted to be with her family more, she left her position in Culpeper and opened Bristow Pediatrics in the fall of 2012.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the doctor is board-certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), which is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Founded in 1933, the ABP is an independent, nonprofit organization whose certificate is recognized throughout the world as a credential signifying a high level of physician competence. Certification by the ABP has one objective, to promote excellence in medical care for children and adolescents. 

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care up to the age of 21. As a pediatrician, Dr. Dolan provides medical care to people ranging in age from newborns to young adults. She is trained to examine, diagnose, and treat children with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses through all of their developmental stages, as they grow and mature. 

In her personal life, Dr. Dolan lives in Bristow with her husband, Kevin, and their three children, Jack, Karrick, and Emma.  

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