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CMT SPOTLIGHT: Meet Christian F. Wathen, MD, FACP

Christian F. Wathen, MD, FACP

Dr. Christian Wathen is a Board Certified Internist and an ACP Fellow. Dr. Wathen graduated with high honors with a dual undergraduate degree in Pre-Professional and Molecular Biology from Florida Institute of Technology. She received her medical degree from East Tennessee State University and completed her residency at Christiana Care Health Services in Wilmington, Delaware. After residency, she worked as a hospitalist at Christiana Care Hospital and was the Medical Director for VITAS Hospice. In 2007, Dr Wathen left Delaware and began working for Riverside Medical Group as an outpatient Internal Medicine physician in Deltaville, later transitioning to Mathews, VA.

Middle Penninsula Medical Center
Christian F. Wathen, MD, FACP

Phone: 804.725.0100
9184 Buckley Hall Road
Mathews, VA 23109
M-Th – 8 am to 4:30 pm
Fri – 8 am to 3:30 pm

Dr. Wathen has been married to her husband for 24 years and they have 3 children. Her two daughters are attending James Madison University and she has a 12 year old son. All three children have been homeschooled since the 4th grade. Dr. Wathen has a very long family history with Mathews County Virginia. Her family has lived in Mathews County since the 1700’s. In fact, her great grandmother and grandmother were born on the same property that Dr. Wathen currently resides. Some of her earliest childhood memories were crabbing in the Piankatank River with her great, great Aunt Pauline Simmons. To date, many of her immediate and extended family reside in Mathews County.

Dr. Wathen attends Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Mathews County. She and her family have served there since 2007. Currently, Dr. Wathen is teaching Sunday school to the 11-14 year old children. Her faith is very important to her and this is one of her greatest comforts and strengths.

Our Commitment

Middle Peninsula Medical Center, Inc. is dedicated to the people of the Middle Peninsula by providing services that will exceed your expectations. We believe that you will view our membership fee as an excellent return on investment when we offer superior patient care, unprecedented access to the physician and a friendly office environment. We treat our members the way we want our family to be treated.

Quality Patient Care

Dr. Wathen currently has a reputation of providing quality medical care in this community. She has fostered relationships with patients so that they trust her and give her high marks for treating them as people. We plan to continue this practice of excellence with a smaller patient population. We believe that patients want this relationship to be long term and consistent for many years to come.

Access to Physician

We are focused on the quality care you need while enjoying more quality time with your physician. We will provide same day and next day appointment slots to help you avoid expensive ER and Urgent Care visits. New patient and routine follow up appointments will be appropriately scheduled to allow for this benefit.

Office Environment

Our goal is when a patient enters our office; there will be a sense of peace and competency. Staff will be trained to be friendly and accommodating to the patients needs. Going to the doctor’s office will never be fun, but our goal is that it will be a pleasant experience at MPMC, Inc. Our staff will be trained to respond to our patients’ needs promptly and pleasantly, whether by phone or in person. Our desire is that patients may actually look forward to their appointments.


The mission of MPMC, Inc. is to promote the health and well-being of the Middle Peninsula population by providing accessible, high-quality medical care and to show the human expression of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by meeting patient needs in His name without discrimination.

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