Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2006
St. Francis Family Medicine in Midlothian, Va.
Professional Society Memberships
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Board of Family Medicine – Board Certified
Midlothian, Va., with her husband and three young children.
A former VCU women’s basketball player, Dr. Bigelow discovered her passion for medicine thanks to her love of hoops. In other words, she broke one of her fingers so many times playing basketball it required surgery. It was then, while observing the team doctor during surgery that inspiration struck.
After shadowing the team doctor during her final years as a Ram, she obtained her medical degree from the VCU School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in family medicine at Bon Secours St. Francis Family Medicine in Midlothian.
As a concierge medicine physician, Dr. Bigelow values the long-term, meaningful relationships she develops with her patients, guiding them and their families through the various stages of life.
“I enjoy the continuity of care I get with my patients and their families,” she said. “I get to know them on a personal level, learn what truly makes them happy, and work with them to make sure their health allows them to achieve their goals.”
Thanks to her days as a former collegiate athlete, Dr. Bigelow stresses the importance of preventative care, including consistent exercise and smart nutrition habits. She stays up-to-date on diet and nutritional information, so she can offer her patients the best clinical advice on the latest trends.
“Patients often ask about a keto diet, whole 30, intermittent fasting or some other new trend, and I pride myself on being a trusted resource for them,” she said. “Once we discuss the different options, we can work together to achieve the results they want, whether that’s weight loss, improved mobility, or maybe even something like being able run a marathon.”
Before joining PartnerMD, Dr. Bigelow served as the attending physician for primary care at the McGuire Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Richmond.
She also previously worked for nearly eight years at Patient First, including three years as the medical director for their office in Short Pump. She began her career as a staff physician at Family Physicians of Chester.
Dr. Bigelow lives in Midlothian with her husband and three children. Outside the office, if she isn’t playing pick-up basketball, you can probably find her watching sports and spending quality time with her family.