Meet Our Providers
Tammy Beavers, M.D.
Dr. Beavers is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and then joined the Air Force where she served at Langley AFB. Prior to joining James River Family Medicine, she was in private practice in Williamsburg. Dr. Beavers has special interests in women’s and children’s health as well as preventative medicine. In particular, she has focused on breast cancer prevention, cervical cancer detection, as well as the prevention and treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, asthma and other chronic illnesses. Dr. Beavers is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians.
Georgetown University School of Medicine: 1997
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
American Academy of Family Physicians: since 1994
American Board of Family Medicine
James M. Halverson, D.O., FAAFP
Dr. Halverson, graduated with honors from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, in 1992. Kirksville was the first osteopathic medical school in the country.
Dr. Halverson completed Residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center. In addition to general medicine, he has extensive training and experience in hospital and emergency medicine.
Prior to attending medical school, he coached basketball and taught high school chemistry and physics for four years. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Education, both from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Halverson is dedicated to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention of disease. He believes that educating patients about their conditions and helping them learn how to manage their medical problems are important aspects of care. Dr. Halverson is a Diplomat of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine: 1992
University of Virginia
Riverside Regional Medical Center
American Board of Family Medicine
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Leah M. Childress, FNP-C
Leah Childress received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from George Mason University before earning her Masters degree in
Nursing from Old Dominion University. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioner Childress provides healthcare services to men and women of all ages. She enjoys collaborating with patients to construct a realistic plan of care that meets the needs of both patient and provider. She believes that when patients and providers work closely together to treat disease, practical goals can be set and achieved. Health promotion and disease prevention are, to her, of the utmost importance.
Amy Gallardo, FNP-C
Amy Gallardo, FNP-C completed her nursing degree at Southside Virginia Community College in 2011. She worked as an emergency room RN at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center for several years before returning to school and receiving her Masters degree in Nursing from University of Cincinnati in 2016. Amy is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She sees patients age 2 and older and is a certified DOT medical examiner. Her passion is education and including the patient as an active participant in their health achievement goals.