Meet Our Team

Christine Gardella, MMS, PA-C
Owner and Medical Provider

PA Gardella is very active in her medical community. She works to advocate for and motivate her fellow PA colleagues and students. 

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 9,000 at-home/assisted living visits. She founded her private house-calls practice for her home-bound patients in 2015. She actively advocates for the advancement of PAs through her memberships and works with the American Association of PAs, Maryland APA, GMPA, PAHCM, and the AAHCM.  PA Gardella has recently been appointed as the AAPA's Medical Liaison to the American Geriatric Society. Born and raised in the Midwest and a single mother of a young man in college. She loves spending time with family and friends, sailing, cooking, fitness, traveling, and live jazz. 

“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 their 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”

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Paul S. Rhodes, MD
Medical Director

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 led 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 of Medicine at the George Washington University.


Merab Okeyo earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland. She enjoyed working as a bedside nurse in various specialties including palliative care and cardiology. She then graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master of Science in 2016 and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She has worked in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics since then. She joined Medicine at Home in the Summer of 2020 and is dedicated to ensuring her older adult patients receive quality medical care while accounting for their psychosocial needs. 

Merab Okeyo
Nurse Practitioner
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Meet "Alexis and Mckenna"


 They are the Chronic Care Managers and  Office Administrators for Medicine at Home.  

They are participating in the Medicine at Home Pre-PA Gap-Year Internship.


Internship Program

The Medicine at Home Pre-PA Internship is a unique opportunity to learn internal and geriatric medicine while assisting as a CNA/MA.  This internship is designed to prepare candidates and college students for the rigors of PA school.  This is not a medical office job but an experience; being elbow to elbow with a PA or NP assisting during in-home patient visits.   Be a part of the solution. Be a part of something bigger!  Come join the Medicine at Home prestigious team of interns!

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