Makini Ainsworth, MBS, MD
Dr. Makini Ainsworth, Internal Medicine, attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, receiving an undergraduate degree in Math and Science in 1996 and Barry University in Miami, Florida, where she graduated with a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree in 1998. Commissioned in the United States Navy in May 1999, Dr. Ainsworth served for eight years and was promoted to Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in 2007. She also attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA for medical school, graduating with the MD in 2003.
Dr. Ainsworth completed a three year residency at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Internal Medicine and four years in Internal Medicine as an attending physician at Beaufort Naval Hospital. She served as Department Head of Internal Medicine during the last two years.
Dr. Ainsworth was born in Washington, DC, raised in Southern Maryland and recently relocated from South Carolina to Virginia with her husband and children.
Her special interests are in:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Preventive Care
- Women’s Health
Sandy Dhaliwal, MD
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Dr. Sandy Dhaliwal was born in London, England and attended school in Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio.
She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, and then moved to Washington DC to complete her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the George Washington University Hospital and Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center.
In medical school, she enjoyed physiology and the balance of hormones, specifically associated with women’s health issues. The choice of becoming an Endocrinologist was a good fit for her. She has a particular interest in treating patients with thyroid disorders, pituary and bone health issues.
The importance of education and treatment in today’s obesity epidemic is very important to her.
In her spare time, she and her husband like to travel, jog and cook and she is fluent in Punjabi.
Dr. Dhaliwal is an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and The Endocrine Society.
Tony Fiore, DO
Dr. Tony Fiore has been practicing in the Fredericksburg area for over 10 years. He completed his undergraduate training at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and went on to do his medical training at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. His residency was completed at the Medical College of Virginia in the specialty of Family Practice.
The specialty of Family Practice includes the treatment of patients of all ages from newborn throughout all stages of life. Dr. Fiore believes it’s important to focus on preventative care and the maintenance of good health rather than the treatment of illnesses or problems once they become obvious. Osteopathic physicians are trained to collaborate with patients to promote good health through preventative healthcare and appropriate lifestyle modifications. He prefers to treat patients with long- term perscription medications only when other options have failed.
He and his family live locally in Spotsylvania and enjoy boating and hiking.
Rezhan Hussein, MD, FACP, FIDSA, AAHIVS
Dr. Hussein provides care to patients with community and hospital acquired infections. He treats patients with a wide range of infections including: bacterial infection of skin and soft tissue, cellulitis, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and endocarditis, viral infections such as influenza, HIV/AIDS, fungal infections.
Dr. Hussein is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Fellowship in IDSA honors individuals who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. Dr. Hussein is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He is a faculty affiliate of the VCU Medical School. He attended the University of Mosul, College of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Sulaimani Teaching Hospitals, Kurdistan and the Capital Health System-Fuld Campus in Trenton, New Jersey
Dr. Hussein completed Infectious Diseases fellowship at the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is certified by the American Academy of HIV medicine.
Mohammad Jamal, MD, FACS
Spotsylvania Regional Weight Loss Surgery Center
Mohammad Jamal received his MD from Aga Khan University in Pakistan in 1997. He completed his surgical residency training as well as an Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He served as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, before coming to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center to lead a Surgical Weight Loss Center.
Dr. Jamal's areas of interest include minimally invasive weight reduction surgery, laparoscopic management of gastroesophageal reflux disease and other diseases of the foregut, endocrine and solid organ surgery and laparoscopic treatment of abdominal wall hernias. Dr. Jamal has published extensively on clinical and patient-care aspects of Obesity Surgery and holds authorship of several book chapters and manuscripts on its management.
He is a member of several societies, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Medical Association, Iowa Medical Society and Medical Society of Virginia.
Heidi Kapustka Taft, MSN ANP-BC GNP-BC
Heidi Kapustka is a geriatric nurse practitioner with Dr. Vangani and supports the Health Aging program. With an interest in the health of older people, Heidi sought out opportunities to learn more about the best models of geriatric care while at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Through masters studies in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, she had the opportunity to work in a number of successful programs for older people including the Veteran Administration’s home-based primary care program and a home care program, assisting those with dementia successfully transition to their homes after a hospital stay. Her experience includes: nurse practitioner at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center in their long-term care facility and working as a nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for a medical/surgical unit and then a medical oncology unit.
Maher Loutfi, MD
Dr. Maher Loutfi comes from Syria where he studied at the University of Damascus. He relocated to the United States and attended the University of South Alabama where he studied Neurology and after completing his residency, he went on to study clinical Neurophysiology at Vanderbilt University where he also found his passion: epilepsy. Dr. Loutfi explains, “You can treat the condition and see improvement in patients, which is extremely rewarding.” Another reason he loves the field is because of the ever changing improvements to treat the condition. “It is so wonderful to be able to make a difference in people’s lives.”
Dr. Loutfi, his wife, and their young son live in the area.
Veena Vangani, MD
With over 12 years in internal medicine, Dr. Vangani takes care of adult and geriatric patients, both inpatient and outpatient, and is experienced treating most medical problems and emergencies related to hypertension, diabetes, rheumatologic and other conditions. Minor surgical procedures are available in the office, as well as joint aspirations and injections. Dr. Vangani believes in preventative care and with experience in both medical and surgical fields, she is able to provide comprehensive medical care to patients.
Dr. Vangani attended medical school at Dr. S.N. Medical College, University of Rajasthan, India and served residencies in General Surgery at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Jodhpur, India and in Internal Medicine at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan.