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Patricia Schirmer, MD
is board certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine. She grew up as one of nine children in a farming community in northern Illinois. While at the University of Arizona in Tucson she developed a passion for hiking and the outdoors.  Her mentor in the Southern Arizona Rescue Association encouraged her to pursue a career in medicine.  She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where she met her husband, Scott. Residency training was in Rochester, New York. They have three children all of whom went to school at Effinger Elementary.  Her passions include reading, children's literature, and breastfeeding advocacy.
In her free time, Dr. Schirmer enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the beautiful areas in and around Rockbridge County, and gardening.  She encourages her patients to become involved in decisions regarding their health care and to limit "screen time" for both themselves and their families.




Scott Dubit, MD is board certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine. He was raised in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Scott went to college at Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied biology, art history (via Rembrandt), and English literature. While at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, he got to drive Minnie Pearl home. Medical internship & residency training was at the University of Rochester in New York. Honors have included ODK (national leadership), Phi Beta Kappa (academic excellence), and AOA (medical honor society). In 1993 he wisely moved to Rockbridge County where he lives with his wife and three children. The Dubit family has benefited from their neighbors, the Effinger community, the beauty of Rockbridge County, and from the examples of generosity demonstrated by local residents. Hobbies include bee-keeping and hiking. Dr. Dubit is an award winning teacher of UVA medical students. Volunteer activities include work at the free clinic. Dr. Dubit has received state-wide recognition for his work to promote breast feeding, and to reduce domestic violence. He also has an interest in limiting the use of medications, and in the appropriate treatment of viral illnesses.