Adrienne Warren, PA, began her professional career as a high school science teacher because she loves to help others understand complex processes. She was drawn to becoming a PA, so she could continue to help others learn more about their health on a personal, one-to-one level.
Today, Adrienne is a physician assistant (PA) for whom caring comes naturally. The daughter of a police officer and a nurse, she is driven to serve others by working with her patients to maximize their digestive health. Adrienne is passionate about the role of nutrition in individual health. She enjoys working with patients as they begin the journey toward understanding how their daily dietary choices can help them to better manage their GI conditions ranging from GERD to liver disease and IBS.
Adrienne earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, followed by a master’s degree in biotechnology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She received her master’s in physician assistant studies from Norfolk’s Eastern Virginia Medical School. Before joining Capital Digestive Care, Adrienne worked in the pre-admission clinic at Sentara Leigh Hospital, helping to ensure that patients were ready for their scheduled surgeries.
“I have a holistic approach to patient care because people have complex needs and the body’s systems are all interconnected. I want to learn as much as I can about my patients in order to work with them to craft a treatment plan that meets their individual needs,” Adrienne said. “I believe that patient education is fundamental to helping patients understand their disease process and the various treatment options that are available to help them maintain optimal health.”
Outside of work, Adrienne enjoys touring local historic sites, especially Williamsburg. She loves to build LEGO sets when her adult son comes to visit, and she loves to bake, especially when she can put a healthy twist on classic treats.