Stoney Creek Family Medicine

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Stoney Creek Family Medicine

About the Practice

The objective of family medicine is to give ongoing and comprehensive health care to families for whom the family medicine is their medical homebase.

Stoney Creek Family Medicine accepts families wherever they may reside. Although we do not impose a mileage limit, patients who live far from Nellysford may not find it feasible for Stoney Creek Family Medicine to serve as their medical home. If such is your case we will, upon request, help you find a family doctor in or near your own community.

Stoney Creek Family Medicine has been established by the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center to give the best possible care to the families in Nellyford and surrounding Nelson, Amherst and Albemarle counties.

Detailed Directions

It is currently staffed by the faculty of Family Medicine 43 hours per week. Night and weekend calls are handled through resident physicians in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia.

We provide general medical care including office surgery. We care for patients of all ages. When hospital care is in order, we admit our patients to the University of Virginia Hospital where they will receive care by the Department of Family Medicine (consisting of faculty and resident physicians) along with any specialists that may be needed.

Our Physicians

Our physicians are members of the UVA Department of Family Medicine and are board certified in family medicine. Our staff includes:



Tinsley W. Rucker, MD

Kristine Shannon, FNP

Phone Numbers

Appointments and Prescription Refills

(434) 361-2555

Daytime Emergencies

(434) 361-2555

After Hours Emergencies

(434) 924-0000

(ask for the Family Medicine Resident on call)

Stoney Creek Family Medicine, 2871 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, Virginia 22958


Office Appointments

We see patients in the office by appointment which can be made by calling (434) 361-2555.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00 am -- 5:00 PM


9:00 am -- 8:00 PM


Walk-ins will be seen on a time-available basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate emergencies.

If you are in need of medical care at night and on weekends, call (434) 924-0000. Your call will be taken by our answering service operator who will have our doctor-on-call return your call as soon as possible. He or she will provide telephone advice and, if necessary, will see you in the University Emergency Room. It is important to call before coming to the Emergency Room as these physicians are quite busy. Your E.R. stay can often be shortened if the physician knows in advance that you are coming.

We Are Prepared To...

  • Care for new or old illnesses you may have
  • Treat cuts, sprains, and other injuries
  • Care for you during your pregnancy and deliver your baby
  • Provide counseling for families
  • Take care of your baby as well as your older children
  • Provide care to older persons
  • Provide birth control information and services
  • Provide preventative care and health maintenance services
  • Provide first-line and continuing medical care for you and your family. If needed, we can arrange for you to see medical specialists.
  • Provide school and sports physicals

Medication Requests

If you need a prescription refill, please call the office between 9:30 am and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please have the medication name, strength, supply needed (30 day or 90 day), pharmacy and patient name readily available. This information will allow us to have your chart available for the physician to respond to your request. Requests after 4 PM may not be reviewed until the next day. Please allow 48 hours for all prescription refills.  We encourage you to call your pharmacy to check the status of your refill before calling our clinic.  Please call your refill requests in as early as possible to avoid delays.

Charges and Insurance

Stoney Creek Family Medicine operates on a fee-for-service basis. To keep paperwork simple and our charges as low as possible, we ask that you pay when you come for an appointment.

If you are covered by insurance, we will file all reports of your medical care with your insurance agencies.  If your insurance requires a co-payment we ask that you pay the co-payment at the time of your visit.


In case of life-threatening illness or injury, call the local rescue squad by dialing 911.  If possible, please notify us as well at 361-2555 (daytime, Monday through Friday) or 924-0000 (nights and weekends).

In case of lesser emergencies, call us at Stoney Creek Family Medicine or the answering service, if after hours, instead of going to the emergency room. You can prevent unnecessary and costly trips to the emergency room by calling us first. If the emergency room is necessary, calling first will assure that the Family Medicine doctor on call will care for you there.

If for any reason you are taken to the emergency room, be sure to tell the ER staff that you are a patient of Stoney Creek Family Medicine.