Who We Are
Meet Owner/Medical Provider: Christine Gardella, MMS, PA-C
Born and raised in the Midwest and a single mother of a young man in college, PA Gardella is a Nationally Board Certified PA (Physician Associate) medical practitioner licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. She is also ACLS and BLS Certified for your patients’ and staff’s safety.
PA Gardella began practicing geriatric, internal and urgent care medicine since 2011 with over 6,000 at-home/assisted living visits. She founded her private house-calls practice for her home-bound patients with Dr. Ernest Brown as her collaborating physician, then in 2015 with Dr. Rhodes. She is an active advocate for the advancement of PAs through memberships with the American Association of PAs, Maryland and Virginia APA.
Meet Medicine at Home’s Medical Director: Paul S. Rhodes, MD
A native of Brooklyn, New York of Jewish and Jamaican heritage, Paul Scott Rhodes, MD attended medical school at the State University of New York, Brooklyn from 1971-75 and completed a residency in internal medicine with elective study in geriatrics and psychiatry at Kings County Hospital from 1975-1978. He has practiced general internal medicine and geriatrics in the Washington DC area since 1978. For the past ten years, his practice has been geriatric home-based primary care (house calls) exclusively, first through Unity Health Care followed by Providence Hospital and his private practice of House Calls of the District of Columbia and the Frederick Douglass Memorial Eldercare Foundation. Dr. Rhodes has served on a number of public health committees at the National and State/ District levels. He has voluntarily lead a number of public health initiatives including the establishment and medical directing of the Port Antonio, Jamaica Homeless Shelter. Paul S. Rhodes, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor Medicine at the George Washington University.
“My mission is to develop first-class medical services that will compassionately provide care - including comprehensive dementia management, that enables homebound patients to age in place with dignity. This is personal for me. My two strong and independent grandmothers meant the whole world to me. As they grew frail and near the end of life, they wished to stay home or somewhere safe and caring. Instead, their facilities did not give them the dignity they deserved. Since then, I have sought to give my patients the compassion and respect I wanted for my grandmothers. So, Medicine at Home was created with them in mind”