Dr. Mary E. Money started a solo internal medicine practice in Hagerstown in 1980. She was joined in 1996 by Christine Feathers, a certified nurse practitioner, and in 2019 by Lauren Kessler, a certified nurse practitioner as well as Ever I. Ponciano, MD. When combined we have over 75 years of medical experience.
Initially, the practice was known as Drs. Waldman & Money, PA. Since Dr. Paul Waldman retired in 2015, the practice name was changed to Primary Care Associates of Hagerstown and was converted to an LLC, effective 5/1/2017.
Chris, Lauren, Dr. Ponciano, and Dr. Money try to work as a team to provide excellent outpatient care, with the goal of keeping patients out of the hospital. We consider ourselves your “health coaches”. At the current time, if a patient needs to be admitted to the hospital, they will be under the management of a hospitalist, usually, an internist who has special training in hospital care. Our office works closely with the hospitalist to provide them with any medical information that would be beneficial for the patient while hospitalized and the hospitalist routinely sends the office pertinent details regarding the patient’s hospital stay. We try to see everyone within 1 week of being discharged. We also provide preoperative examinations for specialists, school physicals, end of life counseling, as well as yearly Medicare Wellness Exams.
The medical practice uses an electronic health record which assists us in recognizing when key tests should be performed or immunizations provided. EKG’s may be done in the office if necessary. Patients with chronic medical problems are usually asked to return for follow up visits every 3-6 months depending on the problems and the patient’s age. However, we encourage patients to call us immediately if a new problem develops rather than waiting for a “routine office visit”. We try to reserve several office appointments each day for such urgent visits, so please call us before going to an urgent care that doesn’t know your past medical problems as well as we do.
We look forward to meeting and helping you gain the best health possible.
|Christine Feathers, CRNP||Ever I. Ponciano, MD|
|Lauren Kessler, CRNP||Mary E. Money, MD, FACP|